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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--#56#29
Genre: Animation - Computer--#49#26
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#86#616#286#146
All Time Worldwide#302-#377#295
Opening Weeks#124#321#243#132
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#37--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#9#38--
Single Day Gross#379#831#595#167
Single Day Friday Gross#167--#216
Single Day Saturday Gross#146#330#234#66
Single Day Sunday Gross#155--#86
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#132--#110
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#123--#103
Opening Weekends#153#303#228#88
Opening Weekends - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends - November#23#39--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#32#59--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#23#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#88--#118
Top 3-Day Grosses#148-#218#88
Top 7-Day Grosses#132--#142
Top 9-Day Grosses#90--#119
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#305#260#238
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#305#259#234
Second Weekends#29--#73
Third Weekends#44-#149#72
Fourth Weekends#36--#101
Fifth Weekends#23--#169
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#21#171#348#330
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#38#360#709#671
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#56#546#1026#977
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#266#1521#2401#2328
Rated G and PG#29-#99#54
Rated PG#24#166-#44
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#37#67-#17
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#45#83#62#20
Widest Releases#520#349#87#159
Widest Opening Releases#626#328#81#167
Widest PG Rated Openings#182#116-#65
Widest PG Rated Releases#155#119-#59
Fastest to $100 million#105-#229#121
Fastest to $150 million#102--#115
Fastest to $200 million#94--#124
Slowest to $100 million#500#86#376#484
Slowest to $200 million#70--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#75#305#300#203
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#42--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#41--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#68#252#279#86
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#87--#122
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#40--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#101#270#279#124
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#22#58--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#24#12
Second Weekends Adjusted#10--#129
Third Weekends Adjusted#18--#161
Rated G and PG Adjusted#55--#152
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#109
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#17#59-#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#21#74#76#29
 
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