Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy National Dog Day!

In honor of National Dog Day (August 26th) here's a list of the top 10 highest grossing dog films ever:

10. Beethoven (1992): This canine comedy played on the huge size of the Saint Bernard star and sent a considerable backlash to the breed as uniformed families rushed to buy a puppy like Beethoven. Gross: $57,114,049

9. The Shaggy Dog (2006): The Disney remake starred a handsome Bearded Collie instead of the original breed of Old English Sheepdog. Gross: $61,123,569

8. 102 Dalmatians (2000): Sequel to what was, until recently, the top grossing doggone movie ever. Gross: $66,957,026

7. Turner & Hooch (1989): Surpassing the same year release of K-9 by about $30,000,000, this film helped put the Dogue de Bordeaux on the map. Gross: $71,079,915

6. Snow Dogs (2002): A Disney dogsled comedy running neck and neck with the next contender. Gross: $81,172,560

5. Eight Below (2006): Another disney remake, this time not of their own film, but of Nankyoku Monogatari, a 1983 Japanese movie based on a true story of dogs left alone in Antarctica. Gross: $81,612,565

4. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008): Still leading the pack, Disney's Chihuahuas prove they can be just as big a box office draw as any other canine hero. Gross: $92,072,613

3. Cats & Dogs (2001): James Bond meets Shiloh. Gross: $93,385,515

2. 101 Dalmatians (1996): The king of dog films was finally knocked off its perch a few years ago by a new breed of canine star. Gross: $136,189,294

1. Marley & Me (2008): Because, apparently, everyone loves a bad dog. Gross: $142,992,475