Supposedly, Charles Grodin was the star of this film, about a wacky (but non-deadly) Saint Bernard, but we’re pretty sure that audiences paid to see the dog. Beethoven grossed $147 million worldwide. To repeat, Beethoven grossed $147 million. It’s possibly the highest grossing dog movie ever. Beethoven’s 2nd? $118 million. The pair were so successful that they spawned three straight-to-video hits. Beethoven was finally put to sleep after film five.