THE HIGHEST GROSSING DOG BREEDS IN FILM
For decades, dogs have brought laughter, tension and tragedy to the movies. From John Wick to Marley & Me, they are often a beloved part of the film-going experience. And just like any other screen actors, there are some dogs that audiences love so much they are almost certain to be box office gold. But which is the Tom Hanks of dog breeds? Which is the Scarlett Johansson of the puppy world? Regatta has analysed over 400 films featuring pups in a prominent role to reveal the highest grossing dog breeds in film history.
Not only are dogs man’s best friend (and the perfect hiking buddy) but throughout the years they have also taken a starring role on the silver screen. And it’s fair to say that they’ve had more than their fair share of success, with certain breeds pulling in more for their films than some of Hollywood’s top stars.
In order to determine which breeds audiences enjoyed watching the most, here at Regatta HQ we analysed over 400 movies in which dogs play a prominent role and put together a list of the highest grossing dog breeds in film.
According to the research dachshunds topped our list, with films featuring these adorable little sausage dogs grossing an average of $278million. That's $12million more on average than films featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, for such little dogs that’s some serious box office power.
Pugs came in at a close second, having seen a recent boom in popularity partly due to their starring roles in recent blockbuster hits such as ‘Men In Black’, ‘Norbit’ and ‘I Love You, Man’. According to our research the breed grossed, on average, a whopping $264million per appearance.
3. Golden Retrievers
Rounding off the top three, with a very respectable average of $249 million per appearance, are golden retrievers. Appearing in films such as last year’s ‘The Art Of Racing In The Rain’ and ‘A Dog’s Purpose’, it’s not surprising that this adorable breed currently pulls in $48million on average than Hollywood A lister Sameul L. Jackson.
Perhaps unsurprisingly Dalmations came in as the fourth most popular dog breed in films, with their movies grossing an average of $212million. And having appeared in classics such as ‘101 Dalmatians’ it’s not hard to see why.
5. Bearded Collies
The iconic ‘shaggy dog’, Bearded Collies grossed an average of $193million per film making them the fifth most popular breed.
- Dachshunds - $278m
- Pugs - $264m
- Golden Retrievers - $249m
- Dalmatians - $212m
- Bearded Collies - $193m
- Jack Russell Terriers - $168m
- Border Terriers - $172m
- Chihuahuas - $154m
- Bull Terriers - $139m
- Bulldogs - $133m
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