UPDATED March, 2019 – Dreamworks – The animated franchise that brought you “Shrek….”

Dreamworks is quite the prolific film company. With 36 films (to date, as of March, 2019), they are a true powerhouse in the movie business. Not only is Dreamworks adept at making films that will enthrall children of all ages, but some of the films are just “edgy” enough to appeal to adults, too. There is quite a bit of thinly-veiled adult humor in “Shrek 2!” I will have to say this one is my favorite of all of these films on the list, but admittedly I haven’t seen very many of the 34 films on this list. Without further ado, the list….keep in mind box office numbers listed are always subject to change, please visit the web site boxofficemojo.com for the most up-to-date box office information.


Fairy Godmother, who easily stole the show in Shrek 2 (voiced by Jennifer Saunders) and Prince Charming (voiced by Rupert Everett)

1998 – Antz (October, $171M)), and The Prince of Egypt, (December, $218M).

2000 – The Road to El Dorado (March, $76M), and Chicken Run (June, $225M).

2001 – Shrek, $484 M.

2002 – Spirit – Stallion of Cimarron, $123M)

2003 – Sinbad, Legend of the Seven Seas, $51M

2004 – Shrek 2 (May, $920M). To date this is the highest-grossing Dreamworks movie of all time, Also released in 2004 – Shark Tale, (October, $367M)

2005 – Madagascar (May, $533M), Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were-Rabbit, (October, $193M)

2006 – Over The Hedge (May, $336M), Flushed Away, (November, $178M).

2007 – Shrek the Third (May, $799M), Bee Movie (November, $287M).

2008 – Kung Fu Panda (June, $632M), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (November, $604M)

2009 – Monsters vs. Aliens, $382M

2010 – Shrek Forever After (May, $753M), Megamind (November, $322M).

2011 – Kung Fu Panda 2 (May, $665M), Puss in Boots (October, $555M)

2012 – Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted (June, $747M), Rise of the Guardians (November, $307M)

2013 – The Croods (March, $587M), Turbo (July, $283M)

2014 – Mr. Peabody and Sherman (March, $275M), How to Train Your Dragon 2, $621M)

2015 – Home, $386M

2016 – Kung Fu Panda 3, (January, $521M)

2017 – The Boss Baby (March, $128M)

2017 – Captain Underpants – The First Epic Movie (June, $38M)

2019 – How To Train Your Dragon 3 – (February, $97.6M)

Dreamworks Franchises


Shrek, (2001); Shrek 2, (2004); Shrek the Third, (2007); Shrek Forever After, (2010); Puss in Boots (2011). Highest Grossing – Shrek 2, $920M -also highest-grossing DW film of all time.


Madagascar, (2005); Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa (2008); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, (2012). Highest grossing – Madagascar 3, $747M.

Kung Fu Panda:

Kung Fu Panda (2008); Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011); Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). Highest grossing – KF Panda 2, $665M

How To Train Your Dragon:

How to Train Your Dragon, (2010); How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014); How to Train Your Dragon 2 (UPCOMING, 2019). Highest grossing – HTTYD 2, $621M


Trolls, (2016); Trolls 2 (UPCOMING, 2020).

Highest Grossing Dreamworks Movies:

Shrek 2, 2004 ($920M); Shrek the Third, 2007 ($799M); Shrek Forever After, 2010 ($753M); Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, 2012 ($747M); Kung Fu Panda 2, 2011 ($665M); Kung Fu Panda, 2008, ($632M); How To Train Your Dragon 2, 2014 ($621M); Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, 2008 ($604M); The Croods, 2013 ($587M); Puss in Boots, 2011 ($555M).

Highest Grossing Dreamworks Movies (non-franchise)

Croods, $587M; Home, $387M; Monsters vs. Aliens, $382M; Shark Tale, $367M; Trolls, $348M; Over the Hedge, $336M; Megamind, $322M; Rise of the Guardians, $302M; Bee Movie, $287M; Turbo, $283M.






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