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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-#22#11#17-#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#40---#31#32
Genre: Animation#29#40#25#33#22#24
Genre: Animation - Computer#26#36#22#30#20#21
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)#56#64#44-#43-
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#158#194#131#163#125#130
All Time Worldwide#217#98#86#125#136#61
Yearly 2008-#8#6---
Yearly Opening Weekends 2008-#6#9---
Yearly PG Rated 2008-#2#1---
Worldwide Yearly 2008-#6#3---
Opening Weeks#160#124#115#159#209#112
Opening Day Gross#189#168#129--#124
Single Day Gross#272#183#322#589#624#328
Single Day Friday Gross#213#190#138--#132
Single Day Saturday Gross#110#74#127#232#247#131
Single Day Sunday Gross#106#112#126--#130
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#190#152#184--#200
Sunday Share of Opening Weekends---#133#152-
Opening Weekends#117#103#114#189#217#113
Opening Weekends - June--#13--#12
Opening Weekends - March#8---#16-
Opening Weekends - Spring#13---#21-
Opening Weekends - Summer--#72#122-#71
Top 3-Day Grosses#111#99#107#180#206#106
Top 7-Day Grosses-#133#125--#120
Twelfth Weekends--#168--#169
Top 5-Day Grosses-#110#129--#124
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)----#224#229
Consecutive Weekends At #1----#221#227
Independence Day Weekends--#128#165-#125
Second Weekends#108#83#99#152#145#92
Third Weekends#73#185#71#148#47#102
Fourth Weekends#92#80#131#172#23#125
Fifth Weekends#117-#190#181#11#175
Sixth Weekends#152--#173#21-
Seventh Weekends---#186#54-
Eighth Weekends#159---#55-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#318#306#301#231#130#282
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#655#632#623#472#278#591
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#955#928#917#711#434#876
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#2303#2252#2230#1864#1306#2159
Rated G and PG#56#69#49#60#45#48
Rated PG#44#53#39#48#36#38
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#26#23#25#44#51#24
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#33#27#31#52#61#30
Widest Releases#33#49#32#30#51#17
Widest Opening Releases#36#46#34#30#47#14
Widest PG Rated Openings#10#14#9#7#15#3
Widest PG Rated Releases#10#15#9#8#17#4
Fastest to $100 million#142#123#124#153#180#119
Fastest to $150 million#141#144#109#157#147#105
Fastest to $200 million--#107--#101
Slowest to $100 million#435#454#453#424#397#458
Slowest to $200 million--#43-#27#49
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#221#151#144#157#316#193
Single Day Friday Gross Adjusted--#163--#205
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#141#85#156#215-#217
Opening Weekends Adjusted - June--#20--#31
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#9---#21-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#160#117#134#192#332#186
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#13---#29-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Summer--#89#128-#124
Second Weekends Adjusted#166#122#135#162-#189
Third Weekends Adjusted#145-#134#182#112-
Fourth Weekends Adjusted-#156--#72-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#153#170#126#121#144#151
Rated PG Adjusted#111#125#85#81#102#109
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#30#20#24#39#76#37
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#39#27#32#49#96#47
 
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