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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$257,756,197
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$257,756,197
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, 2012n/a
In Release172 days / 25 weeks161 days / 23 weeks154 days / 22 weeks147 days / 21 weeks207 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$655,388,158$381,509,870$348,840,316$468,056,197
Foreign Gross$206,869,731$460,057,537$183,158,344$134,809,816$210,300,000
Foreign % of Worldwide54.0%70.2%48.0%38.6%44.9%
Domestic Gross$176,387,405$195,330,621$198,351,526$214,030,500$257,756,197
Domestic % of Worldwide46.0%29.8%52.0%61.4%55.1%
 
People SummaryIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Actor: Ed Helms--n/a#3-
Actor: John Leguizamo#3#2---
Composer: John Powell-#10-#7-
Director: Carlos Saldanha#3#2---
Producer: Christopher Meledandri#5#4-#3-
 
Genres & FranchisesIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
Brand: Blue Sky#3#2---
Franchise: Ice Age#3#2---
Genre: 3D--#38#31#19
Genre: Animation#40#31#28#25#13
Genre: Animation - Computer#36#28#25#22#12
Genre: IMAX (Feature-length)--#53#42-
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---
 
Chart RankingsIce AgeIce Age 2Monsters Vs. AliensThe LoraxThe LEGO Movie
All Time Domestic#199#157#153#129#76
All Time Worldwide#205#75#206#257#147
Opening Weeks#236#117#153#112#124
Opening Day Gross-#101#181#162#173
Single Day Gross#459#166#257#121#129
Single Day Friday Gross-#108#203#183#194
Single Day Saturday Gross#176#67#103#47#50
Single Day Sunday Gross-#102#103#68#71
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time-#121-#90#97
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends-#114#183#86#93
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends---#151#147
Opening Weekends#188#82#112#72#77
Opening Weekends - March#10#6#7#5-
Opening Weekends - Spring#14#9#11#8-
Top 10-Day Grosses---#100#84
Top 3-Day Grosses#178#81#106#72#76
Top 4-Day Grosses-#100-#91#98
Top 7-Day Grosses-#126-#122#134
Top 9-Day Grosses---#101#97
Top 5-Day Grosses-#112-#107#111
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)-#210-#223#103
Consecutive Weekends At #1-#206-#220#88
Second Weekends#127#90#102#58#25
Third Weekends#121#88#70#60#18
Fourth Weekends#85#87#88#89#16
Fifth Weekends#114#192#116#152#51
Sixth Weekends#140-#147#194#69
Seventh Weekends#112---#166
Eighth Weekends--#154-#171
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#141#409#300#293#65
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#303#857#631#616#142
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#473#1242#926#908#235
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1389#2785#2259#2230#894
Rated G and PG#73#58#55#49#27
Rated PG#57#46#43#39#22
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#42#17#25#13#15
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#51#20#32#16#18
Widest Releases#378#65#32#124#92
Widest Opening Releases#366#63#35#131#113
Widest PG Rated Openings#119#20#10#51#43
Widest PG Rated Releases#118#21#10#47#33
Fastest to $100 million#199#121#136#104#101
Fastest to $150 million#170#119#135#101#80
Fastest to $200 million---#110#68
Slowest to $100 million#360#438#423#455#458
Slowest to $200 million---#35#77
BOM Users' Grades#222#262---
Opening Weeks Adjusted#209#120#215#185#203
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#130#51#135#71#77
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted-#97-#107#114
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March#7#3#8#6-
Opening Weekends Adjusted#152#78#154#109#121
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring#10#5#11#9-
Second Weekends Adjusted#91#93#161#114#45
Third Weekends Adjusted#116#130#143#151#48
Fourth Weekends Adjusted#93#142#200-#62
Fifth Weekends Adjusted#142---#173
Rated G and PG Adjusted#120#129#152#146#109
Rated PG Adjusted#80#88#110#104#71
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#28#12#29#19#22
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#37#16#38#26#30
 
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