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Top Grossing Apps Worldwide for May 2020

See the top grossing apps worldwide for May 2020 according to Sensor Tower data.


The top grossing non-game app worldwide for May 2020 was TikTok with more than $95.7 million in user spending, a 10.6x growth from May 2019. Approximately 89 percent of TikTok’s revenue was from China's Douyin, followed by 6.2 percent from the United States and 1.2 percent from Turkey. The full ranking of the top grossing non-game apps for May 2020 is above. App revenue estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

YouTube was the second highest earning non-game app worldwide for May 2020 with more than $78.4 million in gross revenue, which represented 77.3 percent year-over-year growth from May 2019. About 55.7 percent of YouTube’s revenue was from the U.S., followed by 11.8 percent from Japan. The next top grossing app was Tinder, followed by Tencent Video and iQIYI.

Want to see how the rankings compared to the previous month? Check out the Top Grossing Apps Worldwide for April 2020 here.

Store Intelligence users can see app revenue and app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our revenue estimates are from the App Store and Google Play worldwide between May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and represent gross user spending. These rankings do not include app revenue from third-party Android stores.

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Julia Chan

Written by: Julia Chan, Mobile Insights Analyst

Date: June 2020