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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--#15#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--#48#25
Genre: Animation - Computer--#42#22
Genre: Family - Children's Book Adaptation#11#27#18#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#71#555#245#124
All Time Worldwide#252-#320#246
Opening Weeks#97#270#200#104
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#6#32--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#7#33--
Single Day Gross#280#662#458#113
Single Day Friday Gross#130--#171
Single Day Saturday Gross#110#265#178#44
Single Day Sunday Gross#121--#63
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#103--#85
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#98--#81
Opening Weekends#121#253#185#66
Opening Weekends - March--#12#5
Opening Weekends - November#19#32--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#27#49--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#16#8
Top 10-Day Grosses#67--#93
Top 3-Day Grosses#116-#175#66
Top 7-Day Grosses#105--#114
Top 9-Day Grosses#69--#94
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#40#281#237#220
Consecutive Weekends At #1#29#281#236#217
Second Weekends#19#184#182#57
Third Weekends#34-#126#58
Fourth Weekends#29--#87
Fifth Weekends#17--#150
Sixth Weekends#13--#192
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#18#150#301#285
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#34#328#639#604
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#52#507#940#894
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#258#1453#2277#2207
Rated G and PG#25#186#88#48
Rated PG#20#151-#38
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#29#54-#13
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#37#69#51#16
Widest Releases#419#276#63#114
Widest Opening Releases#510#257#60#121
Widest PG Rated Openings#155#92-#48
Widest PG Rated Releases#129#95-#44
Fastest to $100 million#84-#190#97
Fastest to $150 million#82--#94
Fastest to $200 million#76--#103
Slowest to $100 million#459#83#353#446
Slowest to $200 million#61--#34
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#61#271#266#177
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#39--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#38--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#54#214#238#70
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#73--#102
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#12#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#14#36--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#82#235#243#104
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#19#52--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#17#9
Second Weekends Adjusted#8#196-#113
Third Weekends Adjusted#15--#149
Rated G and PG Adjusted#53--#145
Rated PG Adjusted#30--#103
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#14#50-#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#18#65#67#26
 
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