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Movie Summary
Ice Age

Ice Age 2

Monsters Vs. Aliens

The Lorax

The LEGO Movie
GenreAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioFoxFoxParamount (DreamWorks)UniversalWarner Bros.
Release DateMarch 15, 2002March 31, 2006March 27, 2009March 2, 2012February 7, 2014
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Production Budget$59 million$80 million$175 million$70 million$60 million
Running Time1 hr. 21 min.1 hr. 30 min.1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 40 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGPGPGPG
MPAA Reasonmild perilsome mild language and innuendosci-fi action, some crude humor and mild languagebrief mild language.mild action and rude humor.
 

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Domestic SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Total Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Opening Weekend*$46,312,454$68,033,544$59,321,095$70,217,070$69,050,279
Theaters3,3163,9644,1043,7293,775
Average$13,966$17,162$14,454$18,830$18,291
Opening % of Total26.3%34.8%29.9%32.8%26.8%
Second Weekend Drop-35.1%-50.3%-45.0%-44.7%-27.8%
Widest Release3,3453,9694,1363,7693,890
Close DateSeptember 2, 2002September 7, 2006August 27, 2009July 26, 2012September 4, 2014
In Release172 days / 25 weeks161 days / 23 weeks154 days / 22 weeks147 days / 21 weeks210 days / 30 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Worldwide Gross$383,257,136$660,940,780$381,509,870$348,840,316$469,160,692
Foreign Gross$206,869,731$465,610,159$183,158,344$134,809,816$211,400,000
Foreign % of Worldwide54.0%70.4%48.0%38.6%45.1%
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,760,692
Domestic % of Worldwide46.0%29.6%52.0%61.4%54.9%
 
People SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Actor: Ed Helms--n/a#3-
Actor: John Leguizamo#3#2---
Composer: John Powell-#11-#7-
Director: Carlos Saldanha#3#2---
Producer: Christopher Meledandri#10#9-#8-
 
Genres & FranchisesIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Brand: Blue Sky#3#2---
Franchise: Ice Age#3#2---
Genre: 3D--#77#67#45
Genre: Animation#54#43#40#36#21
Genre: Animation - Computer#50#40#37#33#20
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#95#80-
Showdown: 'Ice Age' Smackdown#3#2---
Showdown: Biggest Animated Openers (January - April)#5#4#3#2#1
Showdown: March Animation Madness#3#2#1--
Showdown: Off-Season Computer Animation Battle#2#1---
Showdown: Top March Animated Openers-#4#3#2-
 
Chart RankingsIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
All Time Domestic#260#208#203#174#109
All Time Worldwide#295#119#296#361#220
Opening Weeks#327#170#216#165#181
Opening Day Gross-#155#253#230#242
Single Day Gross#722#297#422#231#241
Single Day Friday Gross-#173#300#274#287
Single Day Saturday Gross#281#114#166#90#94
Single Day Sunday Gross-#161#162#113#117
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#175-#136#143
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#158-#126#133
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#175#172
Opening Weekends#265#125#163#114#120
Opening Weekends - March#19#10#13#9-
Opening Weekends - Spring#28#17#21#16-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#148#126
Top 3-Day Grosses#254#124#157#114#119
Top 4-Day Grosses-#148-#137#145
Top 7-Day Grosses-#181-#177#193
Top 9-Day Grosses---#149#144
Top 5-Day Grosses-#163-#158#162
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#247-#259#120
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#242-#255#105
Second Weekends#182#135#152#94#52
Third Weekends#170#127#100#87#34
Fourth Weekends#119#122#124#125#31
Fifth Weekends#150-#152#198#73
Sixth Weekends#182-#190-#89
Eighth Weekends--#178-#198
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#174#553#387#377#84
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#357#1062#756#738#173
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#537#1484#1081#1060#272
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1517#3134#2502#2469#970
Rated G and PG#90#73#70#62#37
Rated PG#74#61#58#52#32
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#63#26#36#22#24
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#73#29#43#25#27
Widest Releases#581#138#70#234#175
Widest Opening Releases#562#131#74#239#209
Widest PG Rated Openings#174#41#19#87#72
Widest PG Rated Releases#176#44#20#80#60
Fastest to $100 million#278#172#194#152#148
Fastest to $150 million#236#165#185#144#120
Fastest to $200 million---#154#102
Slowest to $100 million#411#517#495#537#541
Slowest to $200 million---#41#93
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#263#158#269#232#254
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#176#81#182#104#113
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#131-#143#151
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#12#5#13#9-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#197#109#199#146#158
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#19#11#20#16-
Second Weekends Adjusted#120#122#198#146#66
Third Weekends Adjusted#140#155#167#175#62
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#109#163--#73
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#155---#187
Rated G and PG Adjusted#131#140#166#159#119
Rated PG Adjusted#90#98#123#116#80
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#38#19#39#26#30
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#47#23#48#33#38
 
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