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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-#24#12#18-#11
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#67---#57#58
Genre: Animation#38#49#33#42#30#32
Genre: Animation - Computer#35#45#30#39#28#29
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#84#94#70-#69-
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#193#233#163#199#157#162
All Time Worldwide#277#136#121#169#184#86
Yearly 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008-#6#9---
Yearly PG Rated 2008-#2#1---
Worldwide Yearly 2008-#6#3---
Opening Weeks#204#159#150#203#260#146
Opening Day Gross#235#212#166--#161
Single Day Gross#384#279#451#795#839#459
Single Day Friday Gross#278#252#185--#179
Single Day Saturday Gross#152#109#174#308#327#178
Single Day Sunday Gross#147#153#169--#173
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends---#157#177-
Opening Weekends#151#134#147#237#271#146
Opening Weekends - June--#18--#17
Opening Weekends - March#13---#22-
Opening Weekends - Spring#20---#29-
Opening Weekends - Summer--#87#146-#86
Top 3-Day Grosses#145#130#140#227#258#139
Top 7-Day Grosses-#169#161--#155
Twelfth Weekends--#176--#177
Top 5-Day Grosses-#143#165--#158
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)----#251#255
Consecutive Weekends At #1----#247#251
Independence Day Weekends--#146#184-#143
Second Weekends#143#113#131#193#183#123
Third Weekends#93-#91#186#64#130
Fourth Weekends#116#100#166-#35#159
Fifth Weekends#142---#16-
Sixth Weekends#177--#200#26-
Eighth Weekends#173---#59-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#368#354#348#269#147#329
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#733#708#698#535#312#666
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#1053#1024#1009#785#473#965
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2453#2400#2374#1984#1375#2299
Rated G and PG#68#80#59#72#55#58
Rated PG#56#64#49#60#46#48
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#34#31#33#57#65#32
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#41#35#39#66#77#38
Widest Releases#57#83#56#54#85#27
Widest Opening Releases#59#78#57#52#79#24
Widest PG Rated Openings#15#22#14#12#23#7
Widest PG Rated Releases#17#25#16#15#27#8
Fastest to $100 million#182#157#158#195#229#151
Fastest to $150 million#174#177#139#198#181#135
Fastest to $200 million--#137--#131
Slowest to $100 million#479#504#503#466#432#510
Slowest to $200 million--#47-#29#53
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#257#179#172#185#360#225
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#198--#247
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#173#110#190#256-#258
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#24--#36
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#13---#27-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#190#142#161#223#380#217
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#19---#37-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer--#100#142-#138
Second Weekends Adjusted#193#147#161#189--
Third Weekends Adjusted#162-#151#200#129-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#170--#82-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#165#182#136#131#156#159
Rated PG Adjusted#122#136#94#90#113#116
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#26#31#47#89#45
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#33#39#57#110#55
 
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