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Movie Summary
The Grinch

The Cat in the Hat

Horton Hears a Who!

The Lorax
GenreFamily ComedyFamily ComedyAnimationAnimation
StudioUniversalUniversalFoxUniversal
Release DateNovember 17, 2000November 21, 2003March 14, 2008March 2, 2012
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Production Budget$123 million$109 million$85 million$70 million
Running Time1 hr. 44 min.1 hr. 22 min.1 hr. 28 min.1 hr. 35 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGGPG
MPAA Reasonsome crude humorfor mild crude humor and some double-entendresbrief mild language.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Total Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Opening Weekend*$55,082,330$38,329,160$45,012,998$70,217,070
Theaters3,1273,4643,9543,729
Average$17,615$11,065$11,384$18,830
Opening % of Total21.2%37.9%29.1%32.8%
Second Weekend Drop-5.4%-36.2%-45.4%-44.7%
Widest Release3,2563,4673,9613,769
Close DateMarch 1, 2001March 18, 2004September 4, 2008July 26, 2012
In Release105 days / 15 weeksn/a175 days / 25 weeks147 days / 21 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Worldwide Gross$345,141,403$133,960,541$297,138,014$348,840,316
Foreign Gross$85,096,578$32,811,256$142,608,575$134,809,816
Foreign % of Worldwide24.7%24.5%48.0%38.6%
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Domestic % of Worldwide75.3%75.5%52.0%61.4%
 
People SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Actor: Jim Carrey#1-#5-
Composer: John Powell--#17#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#9#6
Writer: Cinco Paul--#5#4
Writer: Ken Daurio--#5#4
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#61#33
Genre: Animation - Computer--#54#30
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#28#19#15
Showdown: Dr. Seuss Showdown#1#4#3#2
Showdown: Pre-Thanksgiving Family Comparison#1#3--
 
Chart RankingsThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
All Time Domestic#92#647#304#156
All Time Worldwide#326-#411#318
Opening Weeks#135#345#262#143
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#8#39--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#10#40--
Single Day Gross#415#909#651#188
Single Day Friday Gross#185--#236
Single Day Saturday Gross#159#356#255#75
Single Day Sunday Gross#170--#96
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#142--#119
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#132--#111
Opening Weekends#167#327#247#97
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9
Opening Weekends - November#26#43--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#36#64--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#28#15
Top 10-Day Grosses#98--#128
Top 3-Day Grosses#161-#237#97
Top 7-Day Grosses#144--#154
Top 9-Day Grosses#99--#129
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#316#268#245
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#316#267#241
Second Weekends#32--#81
Third Weekends#48-#161#76
Fourth Weekends#40--#110
Fifth Weekends#23--#178
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#23#176#367#347
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#40#369#736#695
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#59#559#1061#1009
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#274#1551#2458#2382
Rated G and PG#33-#106#59
Rated PG#28#176-#49
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#41#74-#20
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#49#90#69#23
Widest Releases#567#384#103#184
Widest Opening Releases#678#363#97#190
Widest PG Rated Openings#196#128-#75
Widest PG Rated Releases#170#131-#69
Fastest to $100 million#115-#246#132
Fastest to $150 million#112--#125
Fastest to $200 million#103--#134
Slowest to $100 million#523#88#392#506
Slowest to $200 million#71--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#80#319#314#214
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#44--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#43--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#74#263#291#92
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#93--#130
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#20#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#43--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#107#284#293#132
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#23#62--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#28#15
Second Weekends Adjusted#11--#135
Third Weekends Adjusted#19--#165
Rated G and PG Adjusted#57--#157
Rated PG Adjusted#33--#114
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#20#63-#25
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#24#78#80#32
 
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