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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--#17#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#10#7
Writer: Cinco Paul--#6#5
Writer: Ken Daurio--#6#5
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#64#34
Genre: Animation - Computer--#57#31
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#101#671#319#167
All Time Worldwide#347-#434#338
Opening Weeks#145#361#275#153
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#8#41--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#10#42--
Single Day Gross#450#979#707#209
Single Day Friday Gross#197--#256
Single Day Saturday Gross#173#379#273#83
Single Day Sunday Gross#183--#104
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#150--#127
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#140--#119
Opening Weekends#178#344#261#106
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9
Opening Weekends - November#28#46--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#39#68--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#28#15
Top 10-Day Grosses#106--#137
Top 3-Day Grosses#172-#250#106
Top 7-Day Grosses#154--#164
Top 9-Day Grosses#107--#138
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#41#326#277#254
Consecutive Weekends At #1#30#326#276#250
Second Weekends#37--#89
Third Weekends#53-#171#81
Fourth Weekends#44--#117
Fifth Weekends#25--#187
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#25#183#384#362
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#45#381#763#720
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#64#572#1093#1039
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#284#1583#2510#2432
Rated G and PG#34-#110#60
Rated PG#29#180-#50
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#42#76-#21
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#50#93#72#24
Widest Releases#613#424#124#208
Widest Opening Releases#728#399#117#214
Widest PG Rated Openings-#136-#80
Widest PG Rated Releases#181#141-#74
Fastest to $100 million#124-#262#142
Fastest to $150 million#122--#135
Fastest to $200 million#114--#145
Slowest to $100 million#539#89#401#521
Slowest to $200 million#72--#41
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#86#330#325#223
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#46--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#45--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#79#275#304#98
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#100--#137
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#20#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#18#45--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#115#294#304#140
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#26#65--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#28#15
Second Weekends Adjusted#11--#142
Third Weekends Adjusted#20--#170
Rated G and PG Adjusted#57--#158
Rated PG Adjusted#33--#115
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#20#64-#25
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#24#79#81#32
 
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