Opening weekend animated movies record holders in U.S. and Canada

These are the animated movies that, when first released, set the opening three-day weekend record in U.S. and Canada after going into wide release.
At least 13 animated movies have held the record of highest-grossing animated movies at different times.

Two of these were in the DreamWorks animations Shrek franchise.

Disney and Pixar held the record four times each as of 2016.

List opening weekend

The Secret of NIMH (1982) $1.4M

The Last Unicorn (1982) $2.3M

The Care Bears Movie (1985) $3.7M

The Black Cauldron (1985) $4.1M

An American Tail (1986) $5.2M

The Land Before Time (1988) $7.5M

Aladdin (1992) $19.3M

The Lion King (1994) $40.9M

Toy Story 2 (1999) $57.4M

Monsters, Inc. (2001) $62.6M

Finding Nemo (2003) $70.3M

Shrek 2 (2004) $108.0M

Shrek The Third (2007) $121.6M

Finding Dory (2016) $135.1M

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