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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--#85#74#53
Genre: Animation#58#46#43#38#24
Genre: Animation - Computer#54#43#40#35#23
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#103#88-
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#270#217#213#183#117
All Time Worldwide#314#130#316#383#233
Opening Weeks#346#180#227#175#191
Opening Day Gross-#166#268#244#257
Single Day Gross#781#326#460#254#264
Single Day Friday Gross-#186#320#291#305
Single Day Saturday Gross#300#124#178#97#101
Single Day Sunday Gross-#174#175#121#125
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#184-#145#152
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#166-#134#141
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#183#179
Opening Weekends#281#133#173#122#128
Opening Weekends - March#21#12#15#11-
Opening Weekends - Spring#32#20#24#19-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#157#134
Top 3-Day Grosses#270#132#167#122#127
Top 4-Day Grosses-#157-#146#154
Top 7-Day Grosses-#191-#187#203
Top 9-Day Grosses---#158#153
Top 5-Day Grosses-#172-#167#171
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#254-#266#122
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#249-#262#107
Second Weekends#191#143#161#102#57
Third Weekends#178#134#106#93#38
Fourth Weekends#125#128#130#131#33
Fifth Weekends#157-#159-#78
Sixth Weekends#191-#199-#95
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#179#574#399#387#88
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#364#1096#777#757#179
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#546#1520#1104#1081#279
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1533#3184#2537#2502#981
Rated G and PG#95#77#74#65#41
Rated PG#78#64#61#54#35
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#68#28#38#24#26
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#79#32#46#28#30
Widest Releases#620#156#86#258#193
Widest Opening Releases#599#149#91#265#233
Widest PG Rated Openings#189#49#26#99#83
Widest PG Rated Releases#191#52#27#91#68
Fastest to $100 million#294#181#204#161#157
Fastest to $150 million#249#174#194#152#128
Fastest to $200 million---#161#109
Slowest to $100 million#421#534#511#554#558
Slowest to $200 million---#44#96
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#270#166#277#241#263
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#185#86#192#109#118
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#138-#150#159
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#13#6#14#10-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#204#113#206#153#165
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#21#13#22#18-
Second Weekends Adjusted#125#127-#152#69
Third Weekends Adjusted#145#160#172#180#64
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#110#166--#74
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#157---#191
Rated G and PG Adjusted#134#144#170#163#122
Rated PG Adjusted#92#101#126#119#82
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#40#20#41#28#32
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#50#25#51#36#41
 
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