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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#85#615#285#145
All Time Worldwide#301-#376#294
Opening Weeks#123#320#242#131
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#37--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#9#38--
Single Day Gross#375#825#589#163
Single Day Friday Gross#166--#214
Single Day Saturday Gross#144#328#232#64
Single Day Sunday Gross#153--#85
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#131--#109
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#122--#102
Opening Weekends#152#302#227#87
Opening Weekends - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends - November#23#39--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#32#59--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#23#12
Top 10-Day Grosses#87--#117
Top 3-Day Grosses#147-#217#87
Top 7-Day Grosses#131--#141
Top 9-Day Grosses#89--#118
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#304#259#237
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#304#258#233
Second Weekends#28--#72
Third Weekends#43-#148#71
Fourth Weekends#35--#100
Fifth Weekends#22--#168
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#20#170#347#329
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#37#359#708#670
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#55#545#1025#976
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#265#1520#2400#2327
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#515#346#86#157
Widest Opening Releases#622#325#80#164
Widest PG Rated Openings#180#114-#63
Widest PG Rated Releases#153#117-#58
Fastest to $100 million#104-#228#120
Fastest to $150 million#101--#114
Fastest to $200 million#93--#123
Slowest to $100 million#500#86#376#484
Slowest to $200 million#70--#40
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#74#304#299#202
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#42--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#41--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#67#250#277#85
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#86--#121
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#17#7
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#40--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#100#269#278#123
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#22#58--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#24#12
Second Weekends Adjusted#10--#128
Third Weekends Adjusted#18--#160
Rated G and PG Adjusted#55--#151
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#108
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#17#59-#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#21#74#76#29
 
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