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Biggest Animated Openers (January - April)


Movie Summary
Ice Age

Ice Age 2

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The Lorax

The LEGO Movie
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioFoxFoxParamount (DreamWorks)UniversalWarner Bros.
Release DateMarch 15, 2002March 31, 2006March 27, 2009March 2, 2012February 7, 2014
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Production Budget$59 million$80 million$175 million$70 million$60 million
Running Time1 hr. 21 min.1 hr. 30 min.1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 40 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonmild perilsome mild language and innuendosci-fi action, some crude humor and mild languagebrief mild language.mild action and rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Total Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Opening Weekend*$46,312,454$68,033,544$59,321,095$70,217,070$69,050,279
Theaters3,3163,9644,1043,7293,775
Average$13,966$17,162$14,454$18,830$18,291
Opening % of Total26.3%34.8%29.9%32.8%26.8%
Second Weekend Drop-35.1%-50.3%-45.0%-44.7%-27.8%
Widest Release3,3453,9694,1363,7693,890
Close DateSeptember 2, 2002September 7, 2006August 27, 2009July 26, 2012September 4, 2014
In Release172 days / 25 weeks161 days / 23 weeks154 days / 22 weeks147 days / 21 weeks210 days / 30 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Worldwide Gross$383,257,136$660,940,780$381,509,870$348,840,316$469,160,692
Foreign Gross$206,869,731$465,610,159$183,158,344$134,809,816$211,400,000
Foreign % of Worldwide54.0%70.4%48.0%38.6%45.1%
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Domestic % of Worldwide46.0%29.6%52.0%61.4%54.9%
 
People SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Actor: Ed Helms--n/a#3-
Actor: John Leguizamo#3#2---
Composer: John Powell-#10-#7-
Director: Carlos Saldanha#3#2---
Producer: Christopher Meledandri#8#7-#6-
 
Genres & FranchisesIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Brand: Blue Sky#3#2---
Franchise: Ice Age#3#2---
Genre: 3D--#59#52#34
Genre: Animation#50#39#36#33#19
Genre: Animation - Computer#46#36#33#30#18
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#76#63-
Showdown: 'Ice Age' Smackdown#3#2---
Showdown: Biggest Animated Openers (January - April)#5#4#3#2#1
Showdown: March Animation Madness#3#2#1--
Showdown: Off-Season Computer Animation Battle#2#1---
Showdown: Top March Animated Openers-#4#3#2-
 
Chart RankingsIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
All Time Domestic#236#186#182#156#96
All Time Worldwide#257#101#258#318#189
Opening Weeks#290#148#191#143#159
Opening Day Gross-#133#223#201#213
Single Day Gross#622#247#356#188#198
Single Day Friday Gross-#147#260#236#248
Single Day Saturday Gross#244#97#141#75#79
Single Day Sunday Gross-#135#136#96#99
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#156-#119#126
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#142-#111#118
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#169#165
Opening Weekends#236#108#142#97#103
Opening Weekends - March#19#10#13#9-
Opening Weekends - Spring#26#16#20#15-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#128#109
Top 3-Day Grosses#226#107#136#97#102
Top 4-Day Grosses-#129-#118#126
Top 7-Day Grosses-#158-#154#170
Top 9-Day Grosses---#129#124
Top 5-Day Grosses-#142-#137#141
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#233-#245#116
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#228-#241#101
Second Weekends#162#119#134#81#42
Third Weekends#150#112#87#76#27
Fourth Weekends#105#108#109#110#24
Fifth Weekends#133-#135#178#64
Sixth Weekends#162-#170-#82
Seventh Weekends#124---#186
Eighth Weekends--#170-#188
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#162#505#356#347#77
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#338#994#712#695#162
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#517#1405#1029#1009#261
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1468#3008#2413#2382#942
Rated G and PG#86#69#66#59#35
Rated PG#70#57#54#49#30
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#58#24#33#20#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#67#27#40#23#25
Widest Releases#495#96#49#184#132
Widest Opening Releases#479#91#52#190#164
Widest PG Rated Openings#154#30#14#75#61
Widest PG Rated Releases#155#33#16#69#49
Fastest to $100 million#245#150#172#132#128
Fastest to $150 million#210#145#165#125#104
Fastest to $200 million---#134#87
Slowest to $100 million#393#488#466#506#510
Slowest to $200 million---#40#87
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#241#144#247#214#234
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#161#70#166#92#100
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#118-#130#138
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#12#5#13#9-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#180#98#182#132#144
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#18#10#19#15-
Second Weekends Adjusted#110#112#185#135#58
Third Weekends Adjusted#130#145#157#165#56
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#102#155--#68
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#149---#181
Rated G and PG Adjusted#130#139#164#157#118
Rated PG Adjusted#89#97#121#114#79
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#36#18#37#25#29
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#45#22#46#32#37
 
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