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Movie Summary
Monsters Vs. Aliens

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Kung Fu Panda

Madagascar

How to Train Your Dragon

Madagascar 3
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioParamount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)DreamWorksParamount (DreamWorks)Paramount (DreamWorks)
Release DateMarch 27, 2009November 7, 2008June 6, 2008May 27, 2005March 26, 2010June 8, 2012
Domestic Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Production Budget$175 million$150 million$130 millionn/a$165 million$145 million
Running Time1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 29 min.1 hr. 31 min.1 hr. 26 min.1 hr. 38 min.1 hr. 33 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGPGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonsci-fi action, some crude humor and mild languagesome mild crude humorsequences of martial arts actionmild language, crude humor and some thematic elementsfor sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. some mild action and rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Total Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Opening Weekend*$59,321,095$63,106,589$60,239,130$47,224,594$43,732,319$60,316,738
Theaters4,1044,0564,1144,1314,0554,258
Average$14,454$15,559$14,642$11,431$10,785$14,166
Opening % of Total29.9%35.1%28.0%24.4%20.1%27.9%
Second Weekend Drop-45.0%-44.5%-44.2%-40.5%-33.7%-43.5%
Widest Release4,1364,0654,1364,1424,0604,263
Close DateAugust 27, 2009February 26, 2009October 9, 2008October 13, 2005July 22, 2010October 18, 2012
In Release154 days / 22 weeks112 days / 16 weeks126 days / 18 weeksn/a119 days / 17 weeks133 days / 19 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Worldwide Gross$381,509,870$603,900,354$631,744,560$532,680,671$494,878,759$746,921,274
Foreign Gross$183,158,344$423,889,404$416,309,969$339,085,150$277,297,528$530,529,792
Foreign % of Worldwide48.0%70.2%65.9%63.7%56.0%71.0%
Domestic Gross$198,351,526$180,010,950$215,434,591$193,595,521$217,581,231$216,391,482
Domestic % of Worldwide52.0%29.8%34.1%36.3%44.0%29.0%
 
People SummaryMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Actor: Ben Stiller-#5-#4-#3
Actor: Cedric the Entertainer-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Chris Rock-#3-#2-#1
Actor: David Schwimmer-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Jada Pinkett-Smith-#4-#3-#2
Actor: Sacha Baron Cohen-#3-#2-#1
Actor: Seth Rogen#2-#1---
Actor: Tom McGrathn/an/a-n/a--
Composer: Hans Zimmer-#20#11#16-#10
Composer: John Powell--#6-#5-
Director: Conrad Vernon#3----#2
Director: Eric Darnell-#3-#2-#1
Director: Tom McGrath-#3-#2-#1
Producer: Mark Swift-#2---#1
Producer: Mireille Soria-#3-#2-#1
Writer: Eric Darnell-#3-#2-#1
Writer: Glenn Berger#3-#2---
Writer: Jonathan Aibel#3-#2---
Writer: Tom McGrath-#2-#1--
 
Genres & FranchisesMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
Brand: DreamWorks Animation#8#11#7#9#5#6
Franchise: Madagascar-#3-#2-#1
Genre: 3D#30---#24#25
Genre: Animation#28#39#24#32#21#23
Genre: Animation - Computer#25#35#21#29#19#20
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#47#52#37-#36-
Showdown: 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Versus Comps-#5#2#4--
Showdown: 'Madagascar' Melee-#3-#2-#1
Showdown: Animated Heroes & Villains#4---#3-
Showdown: DreamWorks Animation Vs. DreamWorks Animation ('Sh#4#6#3#5#1#2
Showdown: DreamWorks in March#2---#1-
Showdown: Paramount March Animation#2---#1-
 
Chart RankingsMonsters Vs. AliensMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaKung Fu PandaMadagascarHow to Train Your DragonMadagascar 3
All Time Domestic#145#177#121#150#115#120
All Time Worldwide#197#85#74#110#120#54
Yearly 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008-#6#9---
Yearly PG Rated 2008-#2#1---
Worldwide Yearly 2008-#6#3---
Opening Weeks#144#109#101#143#186#98
Opening Day Gross#168#149#112--#107
Single Day Gross#237#162#282#531#562#287
Single Day Friday Gross#190#169#121--#115
Single Day Saturday Gross#96#64#111#209#223#115
Single Day Sunday Gross#96#101#112--#116
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#194#154#188---
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#172#138#166--#182
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends---#128#147-
Opening Weekends#104#90#101#166#193#100
Opening Weekends - June--#12--#11
Opening Weekends - March#7---#13-
Opening Weekends - Spring#11---#17-
Opening Weekends - Summer--#64#110-#63
Top 3-Day Grosses#98#86#94#157#182#93
Top 7-Day Grosses-#118#111--#106
Twelfth Weekends--#167--#168
Top 5-Day Grosses-#96#115--#110
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)----#217#222
Consecutive Weekends At #1----#214#220
Independence Day Weekends--#122#158-#119
Second Weekends#97#75#88#136#131#81
Third Weekends#68#168#66#138#43#95
Fourth Weekends#86#74#122#161#22#116
Fifth Weekends#115-#181#172#9#166
Sixth Weekends#146--#165#21-
Seventh Weekends---#180#51-
Eighth Weekends#153---#53-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#292#280#275#215#124#259
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#619#597#588#451#270#559
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#912#886#875#683#422#837
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2236#2186#2164#1813#1276#2096
Rated G and PG#54#66#47#58#43#46
Rated PG#42#50#37#46#34#36
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#24#21#23#38#45#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#31#25#29#46#55#28
Widest Releases#29#44#28#26#46#15
Widest Opening Releases#32#41#30#26#42#13
Widest PG Rated Openings#9#13#8#6#14#3
Widest PG Rated Releases#9#14#8#7#16#3
Fastest to $100 million#127#110#111#138#162#106
Fastest to $150 million#127#129#99#142#132#95
Fastest to $200 million--#97--#92
Slowest to $100 million#416#433#432#405#381#437
Slowest to $200 million--#40-#24#45
BOM Users' Grades--#102#478#3-
BOM Users' Grades (2008 Releases)-#65#11---
Yearly (Wide) 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends (Wide) 2008-#6#9---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#205#141#134#147#298#179
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#147--#188
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#130#76#144#199-#201
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#19--#30
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#8---#17-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#147#107#123#179#308#173
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#11---#24-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer--#83#120-#116
Second Weekends Adjusted#159#117#130#155-#180
Third Weekends Adjusted#141-#130#178#110-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#198#152--#71-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#151#168#126#120#143#149
Rated PG Adjusted#109#123#85#80#101#107
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#28#20#23#37#70#35
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#37#27#31#47#90#45
 
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