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The Grinch

The Cat in the Hat

Horton Hears a Who!

The Lorax
GenreFamily ComedyFamily ComedyAnimationAnimation
StudioUniversalUniversalFoxUniversal
Release DateNovember 17, 2000November 21, 2003March 14, 2008March 2, 2012
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Production Budget$123 million$109 million$85 million$70 million
Running Time1 hr. 44 min.1 hr. 22 min.1 hr. 28 min.1 hr. 35 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGGPG
MPAA Reasonsome crude humorfor mild crude humor and some double-entendresbrief mild language.
 

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Domestic SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Total Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Opening Weekend*$55,082,330$38,329,160$45,012,998$70,217,070
Theaters3,1273,4643,9543,729
Average$17,615$11,065$11,384$18,830
Opening % of Total21.2%37.9%29.1%32.8%
Second Weekend Drop-5.4%-36.2%-45.4%-44.7%
Widest Release3,2563,4673,9613,769
Close DateMarch 1, 2001March 18, 2004September 4, 2008July 26, 2012
In Release105 days / 15 weeksn/a175 days / 25 weeks147 days / 21 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Worldwide Gross$345,141,403$133,960,541$297,138,014$348,840,316
Foreign Gross$85,096,578$32,811,256$142,608,575$134,809,816
Foreign % of Worldwide24.7%24.5%48.0%38.6%
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500
Domestic % of Worldwide75.3%75.5%52.0%61.4%
 
People SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Actor: Jim Carrey#1-#5-
Composer: John Powell--#16#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#7#4
Writer: Cinco Paul--#4#3
Writer: Ken Daurio--#4#3
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#55#28
Genre: Animation - Computer--#48#25
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#28#19#15
Showdown: Dr. Seuss Showdown#1#4#3#2
Showdown: Pre-Thanksgiving Family Comparison#1#3--
 
Chart RankingsThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
All Time Domestic#81#610#280#141
All Time Worldwide#294-#368#287
Opening Weeks#119#316#238#127
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#37--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#9#38--
Single Day Gross#362#804#571#154
Single Day Friday Gross#163--#210
Single Day Saturday Gross#138#319#223#60
Single Day Sunday Gross#148--#81
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#127--#105
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#118--#98
Opening Weekends#148#298#223#83
Opening Weekends - March--#15#5
Opening Weekends - November#23#39--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#32#59--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#20#9
Top 10-Day Grosses#83--#113
Top 3-Day Grosses#143-#213#83
Top 7-Day Grosses#127--#137
Top 9-Day Grosses#85--#114
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#300#255#233
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#300#254#229
Second Weekends#26--#68
Third Weekends#40-#143#67
Fourth Weekends#34--#98
Fifth Weekends#21--#165
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#20#168#343#325
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#37#356#702#664
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#55#542#1014#965
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#265#1515#2387#2314
Rated G and PG#27#200#97#52
Rated PG#22#163-#42
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#35#65-#15
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#43#81#60#18
Widest Releases#503#337#83#151
Widest Opening Releases#609#316#77#158
Widest PG Rated Openings#178#112-#61
Widest PG Rated Releases#151#115-#56
Fastest to $100 million#101-#224#116
Fastest to $150 million#97--#110
Fastest to $200 million#89--#119
Slowest to $100 million#498#86#375#483
Slowest to $200 million#69--#39
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#72#300#295#198
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#42--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#41--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#64#244#270#82
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#83--#117
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#15#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#16#40--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#97#265#274#120
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#22#58--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#21#10
Second Weekends Adjusted#10--#124
Third Weekends Adjusted#17--#157
Rated G and PG Adjusted#55--#149
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#106
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#16#57-#21
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#20#72#74#28
 
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