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DreamWorks Animation Vs. DreamWorks Animation ('Shrek'-Free)


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#58---#49#50
Genre: Animation#36#47#32#40#29#31
Genre: Animation - Computer#33#43#29#37#27#28
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#74#83#60-#59-
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#180#219#151#186#145#150
All Time Worldwide#253#118#106#151#165#76
Yearly 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008-#6#9---
Yearly PG Rated 2008-#2#1---
Worldwide Yearly 2008-#6#3---
Opening Weeks#187#146#137#186#243#133
Opening Day Gross#219#196#153--#148
Single Day Gross#347#246#407#723#763#415
Single Day Friday Gross#255#229#170--#164
Single Day Saturday Gross#137#96#156#282#299#160
Single Day Sunday Gross#132#138#153--#157
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends---#150#170-
Opening Weekends#138#123#134#219#252#133
Opening Weekends - June--#16--#15
Opening Weekends - March#10---#18-
Opening Weekends - Spring#16---#24-
Opening Weekends - Summer--#82#138-#81
Top 3-Day Grosses#132#119#127#210#241#126
Top 7-Day Grosses-#156#148--#142
Twelfth Weekends--#175--#176
Top 5-Day Grosses-#131#151--#146
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)----#241#245
Consecutive Weekends At #1----#237#241
Independence Day Weekends--#140#178-#137
Second Weekends#131#102#120#180#171#112
Third Weekends#86-#84#172#58#120
Fourth Weekends#107#93#153#196#30#147
Fifth Weekends#133---#15#194
Sixth Weekends#169--#191#26-
Eighth Weekends#168---#57-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#356#342#337#261#142#318
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#710#685#676#517#302#644
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1025#996#982#763#463#938
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2406#2353#2328#1944#1352#2254
Rated G and PG#65#77#57#69#53#56
Rated PG#53#61#47#57#44#46
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#32#29#31#53#61#30
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#39#33#37#61#72#36
Widest Releases#47#68#46#44#70#22
Widest Opening Releases#50#63#48#43#64#19
Widest PG Rated Openings#13#19#12#10#20#6
Widest PG Rated Releases#15#22#14#13#24#7
Fastest to $100 million#168#144#145#180#210#139
Fastest to $150 million#162#165#127#182#169#123
Fastest to $200 million--#125--#119
Slowest to $100 million#462#486#485#450#420#491
Slowest to $200 million--#47-#29#53
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#244#168#161#174#343#213
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#187--#233
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#162#102#178#242-#244
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#23--#34
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#11---#23-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#179#132#151#212#362#206
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#16---#32-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer--#97#138-#134
Second Weekends Adjusted#184#140#153#180--
Third Weekends Adjusted#156-#145#194#123-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#165--#78-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#163#180#135#130#154#157
Rated PG Adjusted#120#134#93#89#111#114
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#25#30#45#85#43
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#32#38#55#105#53
 
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