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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$126,963,410
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$126,963,410
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%53.2%
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 weeks10 days / 1 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$152,163,410
Foreign Gross$85,096,578$32,811,256$142,608,575$134,809,816$25,200,000
Foreign % of Worldwide24.7%24.5%48.0%38.6%16.6%
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500$126,963,410
Domestic % of Worldwide75.3%75.5%52.0%61.4%83.4%
 
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--#10#7#12
Producer: Janet Healy---#7#9
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---#7#8
Genre: 3D---#66#125
Genre: Animation--#66#35#82
Genre: Animation - Computer--#59#32#73
Genre: Christmas#2---#9
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#30#19#15#22
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)---#79#132
Showdown: Dr. Seuss Showdown#1#5#3#2#4
Showdown: Pre-Thanksgiving Family Comparison#1#3---
 
Chart RankingsThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
All Time Domestic#105#693#332#173#478
All Time Worldwide#368-#458#359-
Opening Weeks#156#381#292#164#148
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#8#41---
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#10#42---
Opening Day Gross---#229#210
Single Day Gross#490#1045#761#231#310
Single Day Friday Gross#211--#273#244
Single Day Saturday Gross#188#402#293#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#189#363#276#114#128
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9-
Opening Weekends - November#30#49--#20
Opening Weekends - Holiday#41#71--#28
Opening Weekends - Spring--#30#16-
Top 10-Day Grosses#113--#148#137
Top 3-Day Grosses#183-#265#114#127
Top 4-Day Grosses---#137#122
Top 7-Day Grosses#165--#175#155
Top 9-Day Grosses#114--#149#141
Top 5-Day Grosses---#157#131
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#42#335#284#258-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#31#335#283#254-
Second Weekends#41--#94#96
Third Weekends#57-#181#86-
Fourth Weekends#47--#123-
Fifth Weekends#28--#196-
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#25#188#399#376#331
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#45#387#781#736#661
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#64#580#1114#1058#951
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#285#1600#2546#2465#2274
Rated G and PG#35-#112#61#155
Rated PG#30#184-#51#124
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#44#79-#22#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#52#96#74#25#31
Widest Releases#654#459#144#233#67
Widest Opening Releases#772#433#136#238#61
Widest PG Rated Openings-#146-#86#14
Widest PG Rated Releases#191#151-#79#18
Fastest to $100 million#131-#277#152#146
Fastest to $150 million#129--#143-
Fastest to $200 million#118--#153-
Slowest to $100 million#556#90#410#535#541
Slowest to $200 million#76--#41-
BOM Users' Grades#504#672---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#91#341#336#232#255
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#46---
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#45---
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#47--#34
Opening Weekends Adjusted#119#305#315#146#217
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#26#67--#47
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#29#16-
Second Weekends Adjusted#13--#146#199
Third Weekends Adjusted#23--#174-
Rated G and PG Adjusted#58--#159-
Rated PG Adjusted#34--#116-
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#21#66-#26#43
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#25#81#83#33#52
 
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