Year released: 2013
Budget: $50 million
Box office: $239.3 million
Starring (voices): Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Teri Hatcher, Priyanka Chopra, Brad Garrett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Sinbad, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards
Director: Klay Hall
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 49 percent
Bottom line: Leave it to Disney to take one idea — in this case the smash film "Cars" and its racing plot — and turn it into something different but exactly the same.
"Planes" was a monster box-office hit as a spin-off from the "Cars" franchise. Director Klay Hall had already helmed 89 episodes of the hit animated show "King of the Hill" before he got the call to direct this blockbuster.
And it's kind of genius.