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Movie Summary
Monsters Vs. Aliens

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Kung Fu Panda

Madagascar

How to Train Your Dragon

Madagascar 3
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioParamount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)DreamWorksParamount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)
Release DateMarch 27, 2009November 7, 2008June 6, 2008May 27, 2005March 26, 2010June 8, 2012
Domestic Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Production Budget$175 million$150 million$130 millionn/a$165 million$145 million
Running Time1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 29 min.1 hr. 31 min.1 hr. 26 min.1 hr. 38 min.1 hr. 33 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGPGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonsci-fi action, some crude humor and mild languagesome mild crude humorsequences of martial arts actionmild language, crude humor and some thematic elementsfor sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. some mild action and rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Total Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Opening Weekend*$59,321,095$63,106,589$60,239,130$47,224,594$43,732,319$60,316,738
Theaters4,1044,0564,1144,1314,0554,258
Average$14,454$15,559$14,642$11,431$10,785$14,166
Opening % of Total29.9%35.1%28.0%24.4%20.1%27.9%
Second Weekend Drop-45.0%-44.5%-44.2%-40.5%-33.7%-43.5%
Widest Release4,1364,0654,1364,1424,0604,263
Close DateAugust 27, 2009February 26, 2009October 9, 2008October 13, 2005July 22, 2010October 18, 2012
In Release154 days / 22 weeks112 days / 16 weeks126 days / 18 weeksn/a119 days / 17 weeks133 days / 19 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Worldwide Gross$381,509,870$603,900,354$631,744,560$532,680,671$494,878,759$746,921,274
Foreign Gross$183,158,344$423,889,404$416,309,969$339,085,150$277,297,528$530,529,792
Foreign % of Worldwide48.0%70.2%65.9%63.7%56.0%71.0%
Domestic Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Domestic % of Worldwide52.0%29.8%34.1%36.3%44.0%29.0%
 
People SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Actor: Ben Stiller-#5-#4-#3
Actor: Cedric the Entertainer-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Chris Rock-#3-#2-#1
Actor: David Schwimmer-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Jada Pinkett-Smith-#4-#3-#2
Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Seth Rogen#2-#1---
Actor: Tom McGrathn/an/a-n/a--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#23#12#18-#11
Composer: John Powell--#6-#5-
Director: Conrad Vernon#3----#2
Director: Eric Darnell-#3-#2-#1
Director: Tom McGrath-#3-#2-#1
Producer: Mark Swift-#2---#1
Producer: Mireille Soria-#3-#2-#1
Writer: Eric Darnell-#3-#2-#1
Writer: Glenn Berger#3-#2---
Writer: Jonathan Aibel#3-#2---
Writer: Tom McGrath-#2-#1--
 
Genres & FranchisesMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Brand: DreamWorks Animation#8#11#7#9#5#6
Franchise: Madagascar-#3-#2-#1
Genre: 3D#50---#41#42
Genre: Animation#32#43#28#36#25#27
Genre: Animation - Computer#29#39#25#33#23#24
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#69#78#55-#54-
Showdown: 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Versus Comps-#5#2#4--
Showdown: 'Madagascar' Melee-#3-#2-#1
Showdown: Animated Heroes & Villains#4---#3-
Showdown: DreamWorks Animation Vs. DreamWorks Animation ('Sh#4#6#3#5#1#2
Showdown: DreamWorks in March#2---#1-
Showdown: Paramount March Animation#2---#1-
 
Chart RankingsMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
All Time Domestic#172#211#143#178#137#142
All Time Worldwide#240#112#99#141#155#72
Yearly 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008-#6#9---
Yearly PG Rated 2008-#2#1---
Worldwide Yearly 2008-#6#3---
Opening Weeks#177#138#129#176#229#125
Opening Day Gross#208#187#144--#139
Single Day Gross#328#229#384#679#715#391
Single Day Friday Gross#238#215#158--#152
Single Day Saturday Gross#130#90#148#268#283#152
Single Day Sunday Gross#123#129#144--#148
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#166#199---
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends---#143#163-
Opening Weekends#131#116#127#208#238#126
Opening Weekends - June--#15--#14
Opening Weekends - March#10---#18-
Opening Weekends - Spring#16---#24-
Opening Weekends - Summer--#78#132-#77
Top 3-Day Grosses#125#112#120#199#227#119
Top 7-Day Grosses-#147#139--#133
Twelfth Weekends--#172--#173
Top 5-Day Grosses-#123#143--#138
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)----#235#239
Consecutive Weekends At #1----#231#235
Independence Day Weekends--#133#171-#130
Second Weekends#122#95#112#170#162#104
Third Weekends#83-#81#163#55#115
Fourth Weekends#100#88#144#187#28#138
Fifth Weekends#127--#193#15#186
Sixth Weekends#163--#184#25-
Seventh Weekends---#194#58-
Eighth Weekends#165---#57-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#337#325#320#247#139#301
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#686#663#654#499#296#622
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#995#968#954#741#454#911
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2357#2306#2281#1905#1334#2208
Rated G and PG#61#73#53#65#49#52
Rated PG#49#57#43#53#40#42
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#30#27#29#49#56#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#37#31#35#57#67#34
Widest Releases#42#59#41#39#61#20
Widest Opening Releases#44#54#42#38#55#17
Widest PG Rated Openings#11#15#10#8#16#4
Widest PG Rated Releases#13#18#12#11#20#5
Fastest to $100 million#159#136#137#170#198#131
Fastest to $150 million#155#158#120#174#162#116
Fastest to $200 million--#118--#112
Slowest to $100 million#446#469#468#435#407#474
Slowest to $200 million--#46-#29#52
BOM Users' Grades--#102#478#3-
BOM Users' Grades (2008 Releases)-#65#11---
Yearly (Wide) 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2008-#6#9---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#236#161#154#167#333#205
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#181--#223
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#157#98#172#235-#237
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#22--#33
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#11---#23-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#173#127#145#205#351#199
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#16---#32-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer--#94#134-#130
Second Weekends Adjusted#177#133#146#173--
Third Weekends Adjusted#153-#142#192#120-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#162--#77-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#159#176#132#127#150#153
Rated PG Adjusted#116#130#90#86#107#110
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#34#23#28#43#81#41
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#43#30#36#53#101#51
 
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