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Movie SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton 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--#10#7
Writer: Cinco Paul--#6#5
Writer: Ken Daurio--#6#5
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#63#34
Genre: Animation - Computer--#56#31
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#97#661#313#163
All Time Worldwide#341-#427#332
Opening Weeks#142#356#272#150
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#8#39--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#10#40--
Single Day Gross#440#950#686#202
Single Day Friday Gross#194--#249
Single Day Saturday Gross#170#373#268#81
Single Day Sunday Gross#180--#102
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#148--#125
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#138--#117
Opening Weekends#176#340#258#104
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9
Opening Weekends - November#28#45--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#38#66--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#28#15
Top 10-Day Grosses#104--#134
Top 3-Day Grosses#170-#248#104
Top 7-Day Grosses#151--#161
Top 9-Day Grosses#105--#135
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#323#274#251
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#323#273#247
Second Weekends#36--#86
Third Weekends#51-#168#79
Fourth Weekends#42--#114
Fifth Weekends#24--#183
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#23#177#376#355
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#41#372#751#709
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#60#562#1078#1025
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#276#1564#2485#2408
Rated G and PG#34-#108#60
Rated PG#29#177-#50
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#42#75-#21
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#50#92#71#24
Widest Releases#600#412#121#203
Widest Opening Releases#717#389#114#208
Widest PG Rated Openings-#132-#79
Widest PG Rated Releases#175#136-#73
Fastest to $100 million#121-#257#138
Fastest to $150 million#118--#131
Fastest to $200 million#110--#141
Slowest to $100 million#531#88#395#514
Slowest to $200 million#71--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#85#327#322#220
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#44--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#43--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#77#272#302#96
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#98--#136
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#20#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#18#45--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#113#292#302#138
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#25#64--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#28#15
Second Weekends Adjusted#11--#140
Third Weekends Adjusted#19--#168
Rated G and PG Adjusted#57--#158
Rated PG Adjusted#33--#115
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#20#64-#25
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#24#79#81#32
 
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