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Movie Summary
Finding Nemo

Shrek 2

Toy Story 3

Despicable Me 2

Frozen
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioBuena VistaDreamWorksBuena VistaUniversalBuena Vista
Release DateMay 30, 2003May 19, 2004June 18, 2010July 3, 2013November 22, 2013
Domestic Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009
Production Budget$94 million$150 million$200 million$76 million$150 million
Running Time1 hr. 44 min.1 hr. 33 min.1 hr. 43 min.1 hr. 38 min.1 hr. 48 min.
MPAA RatingGPGGPGPG
MPAA Reasonfor some crude humor, a brief substance reference and some suggestive content rude humor and mild action.some action and mild rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2Frozen
Total Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009
Opening Weekend*$70,251,710$108,037,878$110,307,189$83,517,315$67,391,326
Theaters3,3744,1634,0283,9973,742
Average$20,821$25,951$27,385$20,895$18,009
Opening % of Total20.7%24.5%26.6%22.7%16.8%
Second Weekend Drop-33.7%-33.2%-46.2%-47.4%-53.1%
Widest Release3,4254,2234,0284,0033,742
Close DateDecember 18, 2003November 25, 2004December 2, 2010January 16, 2014July 17, 2014
In Release203 days / 29 weeks149 days / 21 weeks168 days / 24 weeksn/a238 days / 34 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2Frozen
Worldwide Gross$895,614,978$919,838,758$1,063,171,911$970,761,885$1,274,219,009
Foreign Gross$555,900,000$478,612,511$648,167,031$602,700,620$873,481,000
Foreign % of Worldwide62.1%52.0%61.0%62.1%68.6%
Domestic Gross$339,714,978$441,226,247$415,004,880$368,061,265$400,738,009
Domestic % of Worldwide37.9%48.0%39.0%37.9%31.4%
 
People SummaryFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2Frozen
Director: Lee Unkrich#2-#1--
Producer: John Lasseter#2-#1--
Writer: Andrew Stanton#2-#1--
 
Genres & FranchisesFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2Frozen
Brand: Pixar#2-#1--
Genre: 3D--#3#8#6
Genre: Animation#5#1#3#6#4
Genre: Animation - Computer#4#1#2#5#3
Genre: Animation - Fantasy-#1--#2
Showdown: Biggest Animated Movies#5#1#2#4#3
Showdown: Biggest Animated Openers-#1#2#3-
Showdown: Original CG Animation#2---#1
Showdown: Pixar Vs. Pixar (Summer Edition)#2-#1--
Showdown: Summer Computer Animation Blockbusters (2003-2006)#2#1---
 
Chart RankingsFinding NemoShrek 2Toy Story 3Despicable Me 2Frozen
All Time Domestic#22#8#13#27#20
All Time Adjusted#53#33#90#113#102
All Time Worldwide#30#33#15#24#7
Worldwide Openings-#77#66#65#87
Non-Friday Opening Weekends-#3-#10#17
Opening Weeks#82#30#17#39#147
Opening Day Gross#133-#27#46-
Opening Wednesdays-#32-#7#22
Single Day Gross#179#36#50#88#200
Non-Opening Friday Gross-#12#48#8#14
Non-Opening Thursday Gross-#69#26#2#46
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross-#79#9#20-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross-#64#15#36#7
Single Day Friday Gross#143#63#22#54#70
Single Day Monday Gross-#5#24#74-
Single Day Saturday Gross#73#12#27#61#97
Single Day Sunday Gross#64#11#18#50-
Single Day Thursday Gross-#87#38#7#62
Single Day Tuesday Gross-#87#12#25-
Single Day Wednesday Gross-#55#40#7#28
Non-Holiday Monday Gross-#22#8#33-
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#70#33#28#69#108
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#68#33#28#67#103
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends#198#148---
Opening Weekends#76#26#23#55#93
Opening Weekends - May#28#10---
Opening Weekends - Summer#48#17#14#35-
Eleventh Weekends#52#146-#151#8
Ninth Weekends#46#85#166#116#6
Tenth Weekends#40#102#184#196#4
Top 10-Day Grosses#66#38#16#33-
Top 3-Day Grosses#76#170#26#46#148
Top 4-Day Grosses#84#56#28#33#83
Top 6-Day Grosses#90#35#24#26#79
Top 7-Day Grosses#91#36#23#24#89
Top 8-Day Grosses#84#38#22#24#105
Top 9-Day Grosses#71#42#21#31-
Twelfth Weekends#107#169#63#105#6
Twelfth Weekends#113#187#154#147#9
Top 5-Day Grosses#88#36#27#25#70
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday-#8-#6-
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#164#159#167#176#173
Most Weekends in Top 10 (non-consecutive)#114#140--#39
Most Weekends in Top 5 (non-consecutive)#112---#31
Consecutive Weekends At #1#151#146#155#166#162
Consecutive Weekends In Top 10#92#118--#32
Consecutive Weekends In Top 5#98---#24
Independence Day Weekends#91#161#23#3-
Second Weekends#35#7#14#42#120
Third Weekends#30#6#22#47#65
Fourth Weekends#15#11#17#48#23
Fifth Weekends#17#18#33#67#3
Sixth Weekends#17#29#43#142#3
Seventh Weekends#18#76#106#191#4
Eighth Weekends#19#80#165-#4
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#129#119#343#363#508
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#277#265#712#765#1030
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#433#412#1035#1111#1467
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1305#1264#2433#2553#3143
Rated G#3-#2--
Rated G and PG#8#3#6#9#7
Rated PG-#3-#6#5
Rated G, Opening Weekends#3-#1--
Rated PG, Opening Weekends-#3-#7#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#15#4#3#8#22
Widest Releases#346#22#56#60#149
Widest Opening Releases#355#24#52#60#135
Widest G Rated Openings#21-#2--
Widest G Rated Releases#22-#2--
Widest PG Rated Openings-#6-#19#52
Widest PG Rated Releases-#5-#18#57
Fastest to $100 million#86#49#26#36#195
Fastest to $150 million#71#38#27#28#146
Fastest to $200 million#62#34#21#33#96
Fastest to $250 million#48#16#17#25#59
Fastest to $300 million#36#13#14#21#34
Fastest to $350 million-#10#11#20#23
Fastest to $400 million-#7#10-#16
Slowest to $100 million#494#531#554#544#385
Slowest to $200 million#89#117#130#118#55
BOM Users' Grades#36#171#59--
Non-Friday Opening Weekends Adjusted-#1-#19#31
Opening Weeks Adjusted#62#17#26#63#252
Non-Opening Friday Gross Adjusted-#5-#12#33
Non-Opening Thursday Gross Adjusted#134#62#49#5#79
Non-Opening Tuesday Gross Adjusted#90#72#16#35-
Non-Opening Wednesday Gross Adjusted#77#52#25#58#17
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted#106#44#28#66#126
Single Day Monday Gross Adjusted#154#3#45#112-
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#45#5#43#95#177
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#40#6#27#83-
Single Day Thursday Gross Adjusted#155#75#61#10#97
Single Day Tuesday Gross Adjusted#99#81#21#42-
Single Day Wednesday Gross Adjusted#126#43#61#10#52
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time Adjusted#73#37#71#190-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends Adjusted#64#36#62#158-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - May#21#7---
Opening Weekends Adjusted#51#17#34#78#154
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer#37#11#22#55-
Eleventh Weekends Adjusted#86#187--#26
Ninth Weekends Adjusted#74#140--#26
Tenth Weekends Adjusted#71#153--#21
Twelfth Weekends Adjusted#140#188#126#171#25
Top 5-Day Grosses for movies opening on a Wednesday Adjusted-#6-#13-
Second Weekends Adjusted#28#3#32#71-
Third Weekends Adjusted#22#8#50#108#179
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#20#16#50#130#94
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#35#41#121#196#8
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#38#53#139-#18
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#47#124--#23
Eighth Weekends Adjusted#39#127--#20
Rated G Adjusted#16-#22--
Rated G and PG Adjusted#31#23#50#59#53
Rated PG Adjusted-#13-#35#30
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted#2-#1--
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#2-#10#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#10#2#7#14#37
 
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