Move over Mad Max. Take a seat Thor, Hulk and Iron Man. Five of the top 10 grossing movies so far this year are kid friendly and mother approved.

While “Jurassic World” stomped the summer competition and “Furious 7” delivered as advertised, half of 2015’s hits have had the family firmly in mind, according to

4. “Inside Out” — $325 million

5. “Minions”— $275 million

6. “Cinderella” — $201 million

8 “Home” — $176 million

10. “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” — $162 million

18434_thumbIn fact, the only top 10 movie with an “R” rating is “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which arrived with a built-in fan base thanks to the best-selling book by E.L. James.

Are studios reserving their family friendly fare just for the summer, knowing kids are out of school for roughly three months? Think again. There’s a whole slew of G and PG-rated movies coming out this fall.

This month promises more wholesome stories including “Shaun the Sheep,” based on the popular British series, and “Underdogs,” which may appeal to a Latino audience.

That’s only the start. Just wait for “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “The Peanuts Movie,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Jem and the Holograms” and, what I think is going to be a sleeper hit, the PG-rated drama “The Walk.” The latter is the story of French high-wire artists Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It’s sure to tug at those heart-strings, a rare Oscar-bait film with a PG rating.

There’s a whole slew of family friendly movies coming out this fall.

And we can’t forget “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the Disney-produced sequel to the venerable sci-fi franchise. “The Force” has not yet been rated, but I’m positive Disney and director J.J. Abrams are working hard to make the movie work at a PG-13 tone, possibly even a PG given the intense marketing push with Lego. Clearly Disney and Abrams are building this next iteration of the franchise around a whole new audience, not just 40-something fanboys. The film hits theaters Dec. 18.

It’s still relatively early in the year, and we have the more serious Oscar contenders to come. The R-rated “American Sniper” was released on Dec. 25 last year and went on to become 2014’s highest grossing (domestic) film. I think there’s a clear upward trend in family friendly movies, especially compared to recent years.

Only three of the top 10 movies in 2014 had a PG rating:

  1. “The Lego Movie” — $257 million
  2. “Maleficent” — $241 million
  3. “Big Hero 6” — $222 million

2013 had four PG or G rated movies in the top 10:

  1. “Frozen” — $400 million
  2. “Despicable Me 2” — $368 million
  3. “Monsters University” — $268 million
  4. “Oz The Great and Powerful” — $234 million

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Bottom line: Studios can count on family friendly movies to sell tickets, and that’s good news for parents across the country.