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The Grinch

The Cat in the Hat

Horton Hears a Who!

The Lorax

The Grinch
GenreFamily ComedyFamily ComedyAnimationAnimationAnimation
StudioUniversalUniversalFoxUniversalUniversal
Release DateNovember 17, 2000November 21, 2003March 14, 2008March 2, 2012November 9, 2018
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500$226,721,830
Production Budget$123 million$109 million$85 million$70 million$75 million
Running Time1 hr. 44 min.1 hr. 22 min.1 hr. 28 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 30 min.
MPAA RatingPGPGGPGPG
MPAA Reasonsome crude humorfor mild crude humor and some double-entendresbrief mild language.brief rude humor
 

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Domestic SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
Total Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500$226,721,830
Opening Weekend*$55,082,330$38,329,160$45,012,998$70,217,070$67,572,855
Theaters3,1273,4643,9543,7294,141
Average$17,615$11,065$11,384$18,830$16,318
Opening % of Total21.2%37.9%29.1%32.8%29.8%
Second Weekend Drop-5.4%-36.2%-45.4%-44.7%-42.9%
Widest Release3,2563,4673,9613,7694,141
Close DateMarch 1, 2001March 18, 2004September 4, 2008July 26, 2012n/a
In Release105 days / 15 weeksn/a175 days / 25 weeks147 days / 21 weeks34 days / 5 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 LoraxThe Grinch
Worldwide Gross$345,141,403$133,960,541$297,138,014$348,840,316$330,055,711
Foreign Gross$85,096,578$32,811,256$142,608,575$134,809,816$103,333,881
Foreign % of Worldwide24.7%24.5%48.0%38.6%31.3%
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500$226,721,830
Domestic % of Worldwide75.3%75.5%52.0%61.4%68.7%
 
People SummaryThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
Actor: Jim Carrey#1-#5--
Composer: John Powell--#18#7-
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14---
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#11#8#7
Producer: Janet Healy---#8#7
Writer: Cinco Paul--#6#5-
Writer: Ken Daurio--#6#5-
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
Brand: Illumination Entertainment---#8#7
Genre: 3D---#67#61
Genre: Animation--#67#36#28
Genre: Animation - Computer--#60#33#27
Genre: Christmas#2---#3
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#30#20#16#14
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)---#80#73
Showdown: Dr. Seuss Showdown#1#5#4#3#2
Showdown: Pre-Thanksgiving Family Comparison#1#3---
 
Chart RankingsThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
All Time Domestic#105#695#334#174#150
All Time Worldwide#370-#460#361#393
Opening Weeks#157#383#294#165#148
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#9#45--#32
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#11#46--#36
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#156---#60
Opening Day Gross---#230#210
Single Day Gross#490#1048#763#231#310
Single Day Friday Gross#212--#274#245
Single Day Saturday Gross#188#403#294#90#120
Single Day Sunday Gross#198--#113#110
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#161--#136-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#148--#126#175
Opening Weekends#190#364#277#114#128
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9-
Opening Weekends - November#31#50--#20
Opening Weekends - Holiday#42#72--#28
Opening Weekends - Spring--#30#16-
Top 10-Day Grosses#113--#148#137
Top 3-Day Grosses#183-#266#114#127
Top 4-Day Grosses---#137#122
Top 7-Day Grosses#167--#177#156
Top 9-Day Grosses#114--#149#141
Top 5-Day Grosses---#158#132
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#42#336#285#259-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#31#336#284#255-
Second Weekends#41--#94#96
Third Weekends#58-#182#87#38
Fourth Weekends#47--#125#50
Fifth Weekends#29--#198#22
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#25#189#400#377#332
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#45#389#783#738#663
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#64#582#1116#1060#953
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#286#1604#2550#2469#2278
Rated G and PG#35-#113#62#51
Rated PG#30#185-#52#44
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#45#80-#22#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#53#97#75#25#31
Widest Releases#657#462#145#235#67
Widest Opening Releases#775#435#137#240#61
Widest PG Rated Openings-#148-#88#14
Widest PG Rated Releases#193#153-#81#18
Fastest to $100 million#131-#279#152#146
Fastest to $150 million#130--#144#123
Fastest to $200 million#119--#154#106
Slowest to $100 million#558#90#410#537#543
Slowest to $200 million#76--#41#89
BOM Users' Grades#504#672---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#91#342#337#232#255
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#47--#64
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#47--#58
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#85#287#318#104#208
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#106--#143-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#20#9-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#18#48--#34
Opening Weekends Adjusted#119#306#316#146#217
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#26#68--#47
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#29#16-
Second Weekends Adjusted#13--#146#199
Third Weekends Adjusted#23--#175#103
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#25---#162
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#26---#107
Rated G and PG Adjusted#58--#159#177
Rated PG Adjusted#34--#116#131
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#21#67-#26#43
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#25#82#84#33#52
 
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