TOP 15 highest-grossing cartoons with an 18+ rating (15 photos)

Category: Movie, PEGI 16
29 November 2023

Many people believe that cartoons are a purely children's story. But in reality, cartoons for adult audiences are no less in demand than projects for children. And what is important is that they are profitable. Cartoons and animated series with an 18+ rating collect a very decent box office. Let's take a look at the TOP 15 projects that raised the largest amounts.

15th place. Fast Food Team (2007)

Box office: $5.5 million

It seems that 5 million is not that much money, but considering that the budget of the animated film was only 750 thousand dollars, this is a huge success.

14th place. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Box office: $11.1 million

Unlike the previous film, this one received higher ratings among viewers, as well as an honorary Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Israel).

13th place. Fate: Stay Night. Touched by a Butterfly (2019)

Box office: $17.3 million

12th place. Fate: Stay Night. A Touch of Heaven (2017)

Box office: $17.4 million

The first of the fantasy anime trilogy "Heaven's Feel", based on the manga.

11th place. The End of Evangelion (1997)

Box office: $19 million

10th place. Fate: Stay Night. Spring Song (2020)

Box office: $19.2 million

The third part of "Heaven's Touch" became a greater box office success than the previous ones.

9th place. Heavy Metal (1981)

Box office: $20.1 million

Gore and eroticism are the basis of this sci-fi animation, which is accompanied by music performed by Don Felder, lead guitarist of the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and Blue Öyster Cult. The album with the film's score peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200.

8th place. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

Box office: $22.2 million

An animated musical drama film based on Pink Floyd's 1979 album The Wall.

7th place. Detective Conan 6: Phantom of Baker Street (2002)

Box office: $24.3 million

6th place. Akira (1987)

Box office: $49 million

Akira can be compared to the Blade Runner of anime.

5th place. Demon Slayer: High Moon Gathering and the Blacksmith Village (2023)

Box office: $56.1 million

4th place. South Park: Big, Long, Uncut (1999)

Box office: $83.1 million

3rd place. Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Once Upon a Time (2021)

Box office: $93.8 million

2nd place. Complete Sausage (2016)

Box office: $140.7 million

The film is about an anthropomorphic sausage who discovers the truth about what happens to food after it is purchased at the store.

1 place. Demon Slayer: Endless Train (2020)

Box office: $453.2 million

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