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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--#16#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#6#3
Writer: Cinco Paul--#4#3
Writer: Ken Daurio--#4#3
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#52#26
Genre: Animation - Computer--#45#23
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#76#590#267#135
All Time Worldwide#279-#352#272
Opening Weeks#113#301#226#120
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#34--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#8#35--
Single Day Gross#326#743#518#132
Single Day Friday Gross#150--#195
Single Day Saturday Gross#129#297#202#53
Single Day Sunday Gross#138--#73
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#117--#96
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#111--#92
Opening Weekends#139#281#211#77
Opening Weekends - March--#15#5
Opening Weekends - November#21#35--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#29#53--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#20#9
Top 10-Day Grosses#78--#107
Top 3-Day Grosses#134-#201#77
Top 7-Day Grosses#121--#130
Top 9-Day Grosses#80--#108
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#40#292#247#228
Consecutive Weekends At #1#29#292#246#225
Second Weekends#23--#63
Third Weekends#37-#136#63
Fourth Weekends#32--#94
Fifth Weekends#19--#158
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#20#159#329#311
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#36#339#677#640
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#54#523#985#937
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#264#1489#2346#2274
Rated G and PG#25#195#94#50
Rated PG#20#159-#40
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#33#60-#13
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#41#75#57#16
Widest Releases#470#311#75#136
Widest Opening Releases#572#293#70#141
Widest PG Rated Openings#170#104-#56
Widest PG Rated Releases#143#107-#53
Fastest to $100 million#95-#211#110
Fastest to $150 million#92--#105
Fastest to $200 million#84--#114
Slowest to $100 million#484#86#368#469
Slowest to $200 million#67--#37
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#67#290#285#193
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#40--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#39--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#59#234#260#77
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#78--#112
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#15#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#15#38--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#92#256#264#115
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#20#55--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#21#10
Second Weekends Adjusted#8--#119
Third Weekends Adjusted#15--#154
Rated G and PG Adjusted#54--#146
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#104
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#14#55-#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#18#70#72#26
 
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