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The following are lists of highest-grossing anime films. They include the all-time highest-grossing anime films, the highest-grossing anime films by year and the highest-grossing anime film franchises. This article only covers box office revenue, and does not include ancillary revenue from other sources such as home entertainment or merchandise sales.

Highest-grossing anime films worldwide

The following chart is a list of the top 50 highest-grossing anime films. More than ten of these films are also in the top 50 traditional animated films. The majority of the films were released after 2000. The year 2012 is the most represented year on the list, with six films. ''Doraemon'' is the most represented animated film franchise, with eight films on the list, while the ''Pokémon'', ''Detective Conan'', ''Dragon Ball'' and ''One Piece'' series feature prominently. Studio Ghibli is the most represented anime studio, with eleven films on the list. Each of the top nine films in the list earned more than any Japanese live-action film, also making of them the highest-grossing Japanese films in history. The films on this chart have all had a theatrical run (including re-releases) since 1997, and films that have not played since then do not appear on the chart due to ticket-price inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends not being considered. The list only includes box office revenue, and does not include ancillary revenue from other sources such as home entertainment or merchandise sales, where a number of anime films earn significantly more revenue. ''My Neighbour Totoro'' (1988), for example, grossed about from home video and licensed merchandise sales. Similarly, ''Castle in the Sky'' (1986) grossed a total of approximately in combined box office, home video and soundtrack sales, and ''Akira'' (1988) earned in home video sales.


Highest-grossing anime films in Japan


This is a list of highest-grossing anime films in Japan, domestic gross figures.

Highest-grossing anime films by year

This is a list of highest-grossing anime films by year, since 1977. The most films represented are by ''Doraemon'' with 14films on the list, as of 2020. Up until 1999, the Japanese box office was most commonly reported in terms of distribution income (theatrical rentals), which was equivalent to approximately half of the total gross receipts at the Japanese box office. Since 2000, the Japanese box office has been reported in terms of total box office gross receipts. The worldwide gross figures for anime films were also not reported prior to 1997. As such, there are two tables. The first table shows the Japanese distribution rentals and box office gross receipts up until 1996, while the second table shows the worldwide gross revenue since 1997.


Anime box office admissions


The following table lists known estimated box office ticket sales for various high-grossing anime films that have sold more than 1million tickets worldwide. Note that some of the data are incomplete due to a lack of available admissions data from a number of countries. Therefore, it is not an exhaustive list of all the highest-grossing anime films by ticket sales, so no rankings are given.

Highest-grossing anime film franchises and film series

The following chart is a list of the highest-grossing anime film franchises. The top four are among the highest-grossing animated film franchises of all time. ''Doraemon'' is the top-grossing anime film franchise of all time, and one of the highest-grossing animated film franchises with over . ''Doraemon'' sold more than 100million tickets at the Japanese box office by April 2015, surpassing ''Godzilla'' as the highest-grossing film franchise in Japan. ''Pokémon'' has the highest per-film average, with about per film. A given franchise needs to have at least two theatrically released films to be on this list. Note that many of the box office gross figures given for older films released before 2000 are in terms of distribution income (distributor rentals), which was equivalent to approximately half of the total gross revenue at the Japanese box office. : } |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"| |- |colspan="6"|

See also

*History of anime *List of best-selling manga *List of highest-grossing animated films *List of highest-grossing films in Japan *List of highest-grossing Japanese live-action films *List of highest grossing live-action/animated films *List of highest-grossing media franchises *List of highest-grossing non-English films *List of most expensive anime films *Lists of highest-grossing films

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