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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--#7#4
Writer: Cinco Paul--#4#3
Writer: Ken Daurio--#4#3
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#57#30
Genre: Animation - Computer--#50#27
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#87#619#287#147
All Time Worldwide#305-#381#298
Opening Weeks#126#324#245#134
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#37--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#9#38--
Single Day Gross#386#845#606#170
Single Day Friday Gross#170--#219
Single Day Saturday Gross#148#333#237#67
Single Day Sunday Gross#158--#88
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#133--#111
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#124--#104
Opening Weekends#155#307#230#89
Opening Weekends - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends - November#23#39--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#32#59--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#23#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#89--#119
Top 3-Day Grosses#150-#220#89
Top 7-Day Grosses#134--#144
Top 9-Day Grosses#91--#120
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#306#261#239
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#306#260#235
Second Weekends#30--#74
Third Weekends#44-#149#72
Fourth Weekends#36--#102
Fifth Weekends#23--#170
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#21#171#348#330
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#38#360#710#672
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#56#546#1027#978
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#267#1524#2405#2332
Rated G and PG#30-#100#55
Rated PG#25#168-#45
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#38#68-#18
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#46#84#63#21
Widest Releases#528#354#90#162
Widest Opening Releases#635#333#84#170
Widest PG Rated Openings#184#117-#66
Widest PG Rated Releases#157#120-#60
Fastest to $100 million#106-#231#123
Fastest to $150 million#103--#116
Fastest to $200 million#95--#125
Slowest to $100 million#502#86#377#485
Slowest to $200 million#70--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#76#307#302#205
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#42--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#41--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#69#254#281#87
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#88--#123
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#40--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#102#272#281#125
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#22#58--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#24#12
Second Weekends Adjusted#10--#130
Third Weekends Adjusted#18--#161
Rated G and PG Adjusted#55--#153
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#110
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#18#60-#23
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#22#75#77#30
 
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