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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--#18#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--#65#35
Genre: Animation - Computer--#58#32
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#29#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#105#684#327#171
All Time Worldwide#363-#451#354
Opening Weeks#153#374#285#161
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#8#41--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#10#42--
Single Day Gross#484#1030#748#229
Single Day Friday Gross#207--#267
Single Day Saturday Gross#185#395#287#90
Single Day Sunday Gross#196--#112
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#159--#134
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#146--#124
Opening Weekends#185#356#270#112
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9
Opening Weekends - November#28#46--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#39#68--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#30#16
Top 10-Day Grosses#112--#145
Top 3-Day Grosses#179-#259#112
Top 7-Day Grosses#162--#172
Top 9-Day Grosses#113--#146
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#42#332#281#257
Consecutive Weekends At #1#31#332#280#253
Second Weekends#41--#94
Third Weekends#57-#178#86
Fourth Weekends#47--#122
Fifth Weekends#28--#192
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#25#185#392#369
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#45#384#772#728
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#64#576#1104#1049
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#285#1593#2531#2452
Rated G and PG#35-#111#61
Rated PG#30#183-#51
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#43#78-#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#51#95#73#25
Widest Releases#639#444#137#223
Widest Opening Releases#756#419#130#229
Widest PG Rated Openings-#141-#83
Widest PG Rated Releases#186#146-#77
Fastest to $100 million#130-#272#149
Fastest to $150 million#128--#142
Fastest to $200 million#118--#151
Slowest to $100 million#548#90#406#529
Slowest to $200 million#74--#41
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#91#338#333#230
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#46--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#45--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#85#284#314#104
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#106--#143
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#20#9
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#18#45--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#119#301#311#145
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#26#65--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#29#16
Second Weekends Adjusted#13--#146
Third Weekends Adjusted#22--#174
Rated G and PG Adjusted#58--#159
Rated PG Adjusted#34--#116
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#21#65-#26
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#25#80#82#33
 
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