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Movie Summary
Ice Age

Ice Age 2

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The Lorax

The LEGO Movie
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioFoxFoxParamount (DreamWorks)UniversalWarner Bros.
Release DateMarch 15, 2002March 31, 2006March 27, 2009March 2, 2012February 7, 2014
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Production Budget$59 million$80 million$175 million$70 million$60 million
Running Time1 hr. 21 min.1 hr. 30 min.1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 40 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonmild perilsome mild language and innuendosci-fi action, some crude humor and mild languagebrief mild language.mild action and rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Total Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Opening Weekend*$46,312,454$68,033,544$59,321,095$70,217,070$69,050,279
Theaters3,3163,9644,1043,7293,775
Average$13,966$17,162$14,454$18,830$18,291
Opening % of Total26.3%34.8%29.9%32.8%26.8%
Second Weekend Drop-35.1%-50.3%-45.0%-44.7%-27.8%
Widest Release3,3453,9694,1363,7693,890
Close DateSeptember 2, 2002September 7, 2006August 27, 2009July 26, 2012September 4, 2014
In Release172 days / 25 weeks161 days / 23 weeks154 days / 22 weeks147 days / 21 weeks210 days / 30 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Worldwide Gross$383,257,136$660,940,780$381,509,870$348,840,316$469,160,692
Foreign Gross$206,869,731$465,610,159$183,158,344$134,809,816$211,400,000
Foreign % of Worldwide54.0%70.4%48.0%38.6%45.1%
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Domestic % of Worldwide46.0%29.6%52.0%61.4%54.9%
 
People SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Actor: Ed Helms--n/a#3-
Actor: John Leguizamo#3#2---
Composer: John Powell-#10-#7-
Director: Carlos Saldanha#3#2---
Producer: Christopher Meledandri#9#8-#7-
 
Genres & FranchisesIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Brand: Blue Sky#3#2---
Franchise: Ice Age#3#2---
Genre: 3D--#68#60#41
Genre: Animation#52#41#38#34#20
Genre: Animation - Computer#48#38#35#31#19
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#85#72-
Showdown: 'Ice Age' Smackdown#3#2---
Showdown: Biggest Animated Openers (January - April)#5#4#3#2#1
Showdown: March Animation Madness#3#2#1--
Showdown: Off-Season Computer Animation Battle#2#1---
Showdown: Top March Animated Openers-#4#3#2-
 
Chart RankingsIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
All Time Domestic#249#198#194#167#105
All Time Worldwide#277#112#278#338#206
Opening Weeks#307#159#205#154#170
Opening Day Gross-#144#237#215#227
Single Day Gross#672#274#389#209#219
Single Day Friday Gross-#160#281#257#269
Single Day Saturday Gross#262#106#153#83#87
Single Day Sunday Gross-#147#148#104#107
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#164-#127#134
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#150-#119#126
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#172#168
Opening Weekends#250#117#152#106#112
Opening Weekends - March#19#10#13#9-
Opening Weekends - Spring#26#16#20#15-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#137#118
Top 3-Day Grosses#239#116#146#106#111
Top 4-Day Grosses-#139-#128#136
Top 7-Day Grosses-#169-#165#181
Top 9-Day Grosses---#138#133
Top 5-Day Grosses-#152-#147#151
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#242-#254#118
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#237-#250#103
Second Weekends#171#127#143#89#48
Third Weekends#160#119#93#81#31
Fourth Weekends#111#114#116#117#28
Fifth Weekends#142-#144#187#67
Sixth Weekends#173-#181-#85
Seventh Weekends#130---#197
Eighth Weekends--#175-#195
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#169#528#371#362#82
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#350#1029#737#720#170
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#529#1447#1059#1039#269
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1498#3073#2463#2432#962
Rated G and PG#88#71#68#60#36
Rated PG#72#59#56#50#31
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#60#25#34#21#23
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#70#28#41#24#26
Widest Releases#538#117#57#208#153
Widest Opening Releases#520#111#59#214#185
Widest PG Rated Openings#163#35#15#80#66
Widest PG Rated Releases#165#38#17#74#54
Fastest to $100 million#261#161#183#142#138
Fastest to $150 million#223#155#175#135#114
Fastest to $200 million---#145#98
Slowest to $100 million#402#502#480#521#525
Slowest to $200 million---#41#88
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#252#153#258#224#245
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#169#75#174#98#107
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#125-#137#145
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#12#5#13#9-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#189#105#191#140#152
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#18#10#19#15-
Second Weekends Adjusted#116#118#193#142#62
Third Weekends Adjusted#135#150#162#170#59
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#106#159--#70
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#151---#183
Rated G and PG Adjusted#130#139#165#158#118
Rated PG Adjusted#89#97#122#115#79
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#37#18#38#25#29
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#46#22#47#32#37
 
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