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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#6#5-#4-
 
Genres & FranchisesIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Brand: Blue Sky#3#2---
Franchise: Ice Age#3#2---
Genre: 3D--#53#46#31
Genre: Animation#48#37#34#31#18
Genre: Animation - Computer#44#34#31#28#17
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#71#58-
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#229#179#175#149#93
All Time Worldwide#244#95#246#302#180
Opening Weeks#277#141#183#136#151
Opening Day Gross-#127#215#193#205
Single Day Gross#588#231#338#174#184
Single Day Friday Gross-#138#246#223#235
Single Day Saturday Gross#231#91#134#69#73
Single Day Sunday Gross-#127#128#90#93
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#149-#113#120
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#136-#106#113
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#161#157
Opening Weekends#224#102#135#91#97
Opening Weekends - March#15#8#10#7-
Opening Weekends - Spring#21#13#16#12-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#121#102
Top 3-Day Grosses#214#101#129#91#96
Top 4-Day Grosses-#123-#112#120
Top 7-Day Grosses-#150-#146#161
Top 9-Day Grosses---#122#117
Top 5-Day Grosses-#135-#130#134
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#229-#241#114
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#224-#237#99
Second Weekends#153#111#125#76#40
Third Weekends#144#108#85#74#25
Fourth Weekends#100#102#103#104#22
Fifth Weekends#127-#129#172#62
Sixth Weekends#157-#165-#79
Seventh Weekends#121---#181
Eighth Weekends--#166-#183
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#159#475#338#331#74
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#331#956#688#673#156
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#507#1357#998#980#252
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1445#2944#2367#2338#926
Rated G and PG#83#66#63#56#33
Rated PG#67#54#51#46#28
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#53#23#32#19#21
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#62#26#39#22#24
Widest Releases#466#88#45#168#122
Widest Opening Releases#453#83#48#176#151
Widest PG Rated Openings#146#26#13#68#55
Widest PG Rated Releases#146#29#15#62#44
Fastest to $100 million#234#143#164#125#121
Fastest to $150 million#200#138#158#118#97
Fastest to $200 million---#127#84
Slowest to $100 million#383#474#453#492#496
Slowest to $200 million---#40#83
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#234#138#240#207#227
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#155#66#160#89#97
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#114-#125#133
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#10#4#11#7-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#174#95#176#127#139
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#15#8#16#12-
Second Weekends Adjusted#108#110#180#132#56
Third Weekends Adjusted#128#143#155#163#54
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#100#153--#67
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#147---#179
Rated G and PG Adjusted#128#137#161#154#117
Rated PG Adjusted#87#95#118#111#78
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#35#17#36#24#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#44#21#45#31#36
 
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