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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--#17#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#8#5
Writer: Cinco Paul--#5#4
Writer: Ken Daurio--#5#4
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#58#31
Genre: Animation - Computer--#51#28
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#89#629#292#149
All Time Worldwide#312-#391#304
Opening Weeks#128#331#250#136
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#37--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#9#38--
Single Day Gross#392#858#617#174
Single Day Friday Gross#174--#223
Single Day Saturday Gross#150#339#242#69
Single Day Sunday Gross#160--#90
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#135--#113
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#126--#106
Opening Weekends#159#313#235#91
Opening Weekends - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends - November#23#39--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#32#59--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#23#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#91--#121
Top 3-Day Grosses#154-#225#91
Top 7-Day Grosses#136--#146
Top 9-Day Grosses#93--#122
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#308#263#241
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#308#262#237
Second Weekends#30--#76
Third Weekends#46-#152#74
Fourth Weekends#38--#104
Fifth Weekends#23--#173
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#21#171#352#334
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#38#360#715#676
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#56#547#1035#985
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#268#1528#2419#2345
Rated G and PG#31-#101#56
Rated PG#26#169-#46
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#39#69-#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#47#85#64#22
Widest Releases#543#365#95#170
Widest Opening Releases#650#344#89#177
Widest PG Rated Openings#189#121-#69
Widest PG Rated Releases#162#124-#63
Fastest to $100 million#108-#235#125
Fastest to $150 million#105--#118
Fastest to $200 million#97--#127
Slowest to $100 million#510#86#383#493
Slowest to $200 million#70--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#78#311#306#207
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#42--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#41--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#71#256#283#89
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#90--#125
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#40--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#104#276#285#127
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#22#58--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#24#12
Second Weekends Adjusted#10--#132
Third Weekends Adjusted#17--#163
Rated G and PG Adjusted#56--#154
Rated PG Adjusted#32--#111
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#19#61-#24
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#23#76#78#31
 
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