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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$270,085,325
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$270,085,325
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%25.0%
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 weeks70 days / 10 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$507,985,325
Foreign Gross$85,096,578$32,811,256$142,608,575$134,809,816$237,900,000
Foreign % of Worldwide24.7%24.5%48.0%38.6%46.8%
Domestic Gross$260,044,825$101,149,285$154,529,439$214,030,500$270,085,325
Domestic % of Worldwide75.3%75.5%52.0%61.4%53.2%
 
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#5
Producer: Janet Healy---#8#5
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#5
Genre: 3D---#68#41
Genre: Animation--#69#36#17
Genre: Animation - Computer--#62#33#16
Genre: Christmas#3---#2
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#12#30#20#16#9
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)---#81#57
Showdown: Dr. Seuss Showdown#2#5#4#3#1
Showdown: Pre-Thanksgiving Family Comparison#1#3---
 
Chart RankingsThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The LoraxThe Grinch
All Time Domestic#107#700#339#175#100
All Time Worldwide#374-#466#365#195
Opening Weeks#158#385#296#166#149
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#9#45--#32
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#11#46--#36
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#156---#60
Opening Day Gross---#231#211
Single Day Gross#491#1056#767#231#311
Single Day Friday Gross#213--#275#246
Single Day Saturday Gross#188#405#295#90#120
Single Day Sunday Gross#199--#113#110
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#161--#136-
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#148--#126#176
Opening Weekends#191#366#278#114#129
Opening Weekends - March--#21#9-
Opening Weekends - November#31#50--#20
Opening Weekends - Holiday#43#73--#29
Opening Weekends - Spring--#30#16-
Top 10-Day Grosses#114--#149#138
Top 3-Day Grosses#184-#267#114#128
Top 4-Day Grosses---#138#123
Top 7-Day Grosses#168--#178#157
Top 9-Day Grosses#115--#150#142
Top 5-Day Grosses---#159#133
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#42#337#286#260-
Consecutive Weekends At #1#31#337#285#256-
Second Weekends#41--#95#97
Third Weekends#59-#184#88#39
Fourth Weekends#47--#126#50
Fifth Weekends#29--#200#22
Sixth Weekends#17---#19
Seventh Weekends#45---#22
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#27#193#405#382#337
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#48#394#789#744#669
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#67#588#1123#1067#960
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#292#1615#2562#2481#2290
Rated G and PG#36-#116#62#30
Rated PG#31#187-#52#26
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#45#80-#22#28
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#53#97#75#25#31
Widest Releases#664#466#147#238#68
Widest Opening Releases#780#439#139#243#61
Widest PG Rated Openings-#149-#89#14
Widest PG Rated Releases#195#154-#82#18
Fastest to $100 million#132-#281#153#147
Fastest to $150 million#131--#145#124
Fastest to $200 million#120--#155#107
Fastest to $250 million#96---#94
Slowest to $100 million#562#90#413#541#547
Slowest to $200 million#78--#43#91
BOM Users' Grades#504#672---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#91#343#338#233#256
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#307#317#146#218
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#26#69--#48
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#29#16-
Second Weekends Adjusted#13--#147#200
Third Weekends Adjusted#23--#176#104
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#25---#162
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#26---#107
Sixth Weekends Adjusted#22---#106
Seventh Weekends Adjusted#52---#121
Rated G and PG Adjusted#58--#160#130
Rated PG Adjusted#34--#117#90
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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