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Published: April 3, 2022
Updated: December 10, 2023

In 1993, Nickelodeon entered into a first-look agreement with 20th Century Fox to produce theatrical films. However, Nickelodeon’s owner Viacom purchased a majority share in Paramount Pictures in 1994, and the Nick agreement with Fox never produced any films. Nickelodeon Movies was established in 1995 as a feature film production arm of Nickelodeon, under Paramount Pictures, who distributes the films.

List of Nickelodeon Movies films

Below is a list of Nickelodeon Movies branded films released since 1996. The majority of the films have been released to a “wide” audience of theaters in the United States. Included in the information below are North American (U.S. and Canada) opening weekend and total box office earnings.

(L) is a limited, not wide, theatrical release. (UK) is for a United Kingdom theatrical release date and numbers only. (CAN) for Canada release date and numbers only.

# Title Domestic Release Date Domestic Opening Weekend ($) Domestic Total ($)
1 Harriet the Spy (1996) Jul-12-1996 6,601,651 26,570,048
2 Good Burger (1997) Jul-25-1997 7,058,333 23,712,993
3 The Rugrats Movie (1998) Nov-20-1998 27,321,470 100,494,675
4 Snow Day (2000) Feb-11-2000 14,331,819 60,020,107
5 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) Nov-17-2000 22,718,184 76,507,756
6 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) Dec-21-2001 13,832,786 80,936,232
7 Clockstoppers (2002) Mar-29-2002 10,108,333 36,989,956
8 Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) Jun-28-2002 5,706,332 13,728,902
9 The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) Dec-20-2002 6,013,847 40,108,697
10 Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Jun-13-2003 11,556,869 39,402,572
11 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) Nov-19-2004 32,018,216 85,417,988
12 Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Dec-17-2004 30,061,756 118,634,549
13 Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) May-13-2005 (L) 45,348 8,117,961
14 Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) Nov-23-2005 17,461,108 53,412,862
15 Nacho Libre (2006) Jun-16-2006 28,309,599 80,197,993
16 Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006) Aug-4-2006 15,820,864 72,637,803
17 Charlotte’s Web (2006) Dec-15-2006 11,457,353 82,985,708
18 The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) Feb-14-2008 19,004,058 71,195,053
19 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2009) Jul-25-2008 (UK) 1,850,350 10,627,381
20 Hotel for Dogs (2009) Jan-16-2009 17,012,212 73,034,460
21 Imagine That (2009) Jun-12-2009 5,503,519 16,123,323
22 The Last Airbender (2010) Jul-1-2010 40,325,019 131,772,187
23 Rango (2011) Mar-4-2011 38,079,323 123,477,607
24 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Dec-21-2011 9,720,993 77,591,831
25 Fun Size (2012) Oct-26-2012 4,101,017 9,409,538
26 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Aug-8-2014 65,575,105 191,204,754
27 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) Feb-6-2015 55,365,012 162,994,032
28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Jun-3-2016 35,316,382 82,051,601
29 Monster Trucks (2017) Jan-13-2017 10,950,705 33,370,166
30 Wonder Park (2019) Mar-15-2019 15,853,646 45,216,793
31 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Aug-2-2019 17,431,588 60,477,943
32 Playing With Fire (2019) Nov-8-2019 12,723,781 44,451,847
33 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Aug-14-2020 (CAN) 865,824 4,810,790
34 PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021) Aug-20-2021 13,148,340 40,127,371
35 The Loud House Movie (2021) Aug-20-2021 released on Netflix
36 The J Team (2021) Sept-3-2021 released on Paramount+
37 Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) Jul-15-2022 6,321,423 17,811,382
38 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (2022) Aug-5-2022 released on Netflix
39 Blue’s Big City Adventure (2022) Nov-18-2022 released on Paramount+
40 Fantasy Football (2022) Nov-25-2022 released on Paramount+
41 Snow Day (2022) Dec-16-2022 released on Paramount+
(aired on Nickelodeon same day)
42 Zoey 102 (2023) Jul-27-2023 released on Paramount+
43 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023) Aug-2-2023 28,007,544 118,613,586
44 PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (2023) Sept-29-2023 22,764,354 65,231,360
45 Good Burger 2 (2023) Nov-22-2023 released on Paramount+
46 Baby Shark’s Big Movie (2023) Dec-8-2023 released on Paramount+
(aired on Nickelodeon same day)

Release Notes:

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run was first released in Canadian theaters. It was released November 5, 2020 on Netflix internationally. The film was finally released in the United States via Paramount+ on March 4, 2021.
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie was released both in theaters and streaming on Paramount+. Dollar amounts are for the box office only.
  • The Loud House Movie and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie were released on Netflix globally.
  • Paramount+ release dates are often for the United States only.

Nickelodeon Movies on TV

Most Nickelodeon Movies films have followed the typical release model for TV airings. Going first to premium networks (Showtime or HBO) within the first year, then some had a debut on broadcast networks (ABC, NBC and CBS) followed by cable (and not just Nickelodeon).

Since the movies are distributed by Paramount Pictures, and not Nickelodeon themselves, many of the films have aired on various competing TV networks, including Cartoon Network. Other cable networks like USA Network, TNT, TBS, and FX have aired a number of movies over the years as well. Most of the animated films have made their non-premium debut on Nickelodeon, with most of them having never aired elsewhere, with the exceptions of Barnyard (which aired on The Hub Network) and the first SpongeBob movie (which has aired on IFC).

Below are network premiere dates for each movie. Except for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and a couple other channels, this list may not be complete. There are also other networks that have aired Nickelodeon Movies not currently listed here.

Nickelodeon premiere dates
Jun-18-2004 – The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Sept-17-2004 – Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (2001)
Jun-25-2005 – Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Jul-2-2005 – The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Jun-30-2006 – Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Nov-10-2006 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Nov-22-2007 – Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
Dec-8-2007 – Good Burger (1997)
Jan-19-2009 – Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)
Jan-1-2010 – Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
May-13-2012 – Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Jan-21-2013 – The Last Airbender (2010)
Jan-12-2014 – The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
May-4-2014 – Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Oct-13-2014 – The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
May-26-2016 – Fun Size (2012)
Mar-10-2017 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Jun-30-2017 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
Jan-1-2018 – Rango (2011)
Nov-29-2018 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
Jun-14-2020 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Oct-11-2020 – Harriet the Spy (1996)
Nov-7-2021 – The J Team (2021)
Jul-9-2022 – Wonder Park (2019)
Nov-18-2022 – PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)
Nov-25-2022 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020)
Dec-2-2022 – Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
Dec-16-2022 – Snow Day (2022)
Apr-30-2023 – Playing With Fire (2019)
May-29-2023 – Blue’s Big City Adventure (2022)
Dec-8-2023 – Baby Shark’s Big Movie (2023)

ABC premiere dates
Apr-11-1999 – Harriet the Spy (1996)
Jan-9-2003 – Snow Day (2000)
Dec-22-2007 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Apr-4-2009 – Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

NBC premiere dates
Jan-28-2001 – Good Burger (1997)

CBS premiere dates
Nov-23-2001 – The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Dec-25-2003 – Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)

USA Network premiere dates
Sept-6-2003 – Harriet the Spy (1996)
Aug-6-2005 – Good Burger (1997)

ABC Family/Freeform premiere dates
Oct-10-2004 – Clockstoppers (2002)
Sept-13-2008 – Harriet the Spy (1996)
Aug-14-2010 – Good Burger (1997)
Apr-26-2017 – Nacho Libre (2006)
Oct-4-2017 – Fun Size (2012)
Nov-29-2017 – Snow Day (2000)

TBS premiere dates
Dec-9-2005 – Snow Day (2000)
Jun-8-2008 – Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Mar-6-2009 – Nacho Libre (2006)
Apr-16-2011 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Cartoon Network premiere dates
Jan-16-2006 – Snow Day (2000)
Jun-7-2009 – Nacho Libre (2006)
Nov-28-2010 – Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Jan-19-2013 – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Nov-15-2014 – The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Nov-22-2014 – The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Sept-28-2017 – Rango (2011)
Oct-3-2021 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
May-13-2022 – Hotel for Dogs (2009)

TNT premiere dates
Feb-18-2006 – Snow Day (2000)
Dec-21-2008 – Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

FX premiere dates
Dec-24-2009 – Snow Day (2000)
Dec-1-2013 – Rango (2011)

TeenNick premiere dates
Jan-15-2010 – Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2009)
Sept-21-2015 – Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Nov-23-2015 – Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
Jan-11-2016 – The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Jun-12-2016 – Fun Size (2012)
Feb-21-2017 – Nacho Libre (2006)
Jun-30-2017 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
Nov-3-2017 – Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Nov-24-2017 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Sept-17-2018 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Nov-22-2018 – The Rugrats Movie (1998)
Sept-20-2019 – Good Burger (1997)
Dec-21-2019 – Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
Nov-8-2020 – Charlotte’s Web (2006)

My Network TV premiere dates
Jun-2-2012 – Clockstoppers (2002)

The Hub Network/Discovery Family premiere dates
Aug-20-2012 – Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Sept-13-2013 – The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Sept-1-2014 – Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)
Sept-6-2014 – Harriet the Spy (1996)
Oct-8-2017 – Rango (2011)

IFC premiere dates
Sept-9-2012 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Dec-26-2019 – Snow Day (2000)

AMC premiere dates
Dec-4-2019 – Snow Day (2000)