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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--#16#7
Producer: Brian Grazer#1#14--
Producer: Christopher Meledandri--#6#3
Writer: Cinco Paul--#4#3
Writer: Ken Daurio--#4#3
 
Genres & FranchisesThe GrinchThe Cat in the HatHorton Hears a Who!The Lorax
Genre: Animation--#50#26
Genre: Animation - Computer--#44#23
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#28#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#74#583#261#133
All Time Worldwide#273-#345#267
Opening Weeks#109#294#219#116
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#7#34--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#8#35--
Single Day Gross#314#721#500#125
Single Day Friday Gross#144--#188
Single Day Saturday Gross#123#288#194#50
Single Day Sunday Gross#134--#70
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#112--#93
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#107--#89
Opening Weekends#135#274#204#75
Opening Weekends - March--#12#5
Opening Weekends - November#21#35--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#29#53--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#16#8
Top 10-Day Grosses#76--#104
Top 3-Day Grosses#130-#194#75
Top 7-Day Grosses#117--#126
Top 9-Day Grosses#78--#105
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#40#290#245#226
Consecutive Weekends At #1#29#290#244#223
Second Weekends#21-#200#61
Third Weekends#35-#133#61
Fourth Weekends#31--#92
Fifth Weekends#19--#157
Sixth Weekends#13--#200
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#20#159#328#310
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#36#339#676#639
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#54#522#983#935
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#264#1483#2337#2265
Rated G and PG#25#193#91#50
Rated PG#20#157-#40
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#32#58-#13
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#40#73#55#16
Widest Releases#460#302#72#130
Widest Opening Releases#558#284#67#136
Widest PG Rated Openings#166#100-#54
Widest PG Rated Releases#139#103-#50
Fastest to $100 million#93-#206#107
Fastest to $150 million#90--#103
Fastest to $200 million#82--#112
Slowest to $100 million#479#86#366#465
Slowest to $200 million#67--#37
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#65#286#281#189
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#40--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#39--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#56#228#253#74
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#76--#109
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#12#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#15#38--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#90#250#258#113
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#20#55--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#17#9
Second Weekends Adjusted#8--#117
Third Weekends Adjusted#15--#152
Rated G and PG Adjusted#54--#146
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#104
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#14#53-#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#18#68#70#26
 
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