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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--#49#25
Genre: Animation - Computer--#43#22
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#71#570#254#129
All Time Worldwide#263-#332#257
Opening Weeks#105#284#212#112
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#6#32--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#7#33--
Single Day Gross#301#696#485#121
Single Day Friday Gross#140--#183
Single Day Saturday Gross#117#277#186#47
Single Day Sunday Gross#129--#68
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) - All Time#109--#90
Theater Averages - Wide Opening Weekends#104--#86
Opening Weekends#130#266#197#72
Opening Weekends - March--#12#5
Opening Weekends - November#19#32--
Opening Weekends - Holiday#27#49--
Opening Weekends - Spring--#16#8
Top 10-Day Grosses#73--#100
Top 3-Day Grosses#125-#187#72
Top 7-Day Grosses#113--#122
Top 9-Day Grosses#75--#101
Most Weekends at #1 (non-consecutive)#40#285#241#223
Consecutive Weekends At #1#29#285#240#220
Second Weekends#19#195#193#58
Third Weekends#34-#129#60
Fourth Weekends#29--#89
Fifth Weekends#17--#151
Sixth Weekends#13--#194
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#18#152#309#293
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#34#330#649#614
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#52#510#952#906
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#259#1465#2298#2228
Rated G and PG#25#189#90#49
Rated PG#20#153-#39
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#30#56-#13
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends#38#71#53#16
Widest Releases#439#289#71#124
Widest Opening Releases#534#271#66#131
Widest PG Rated Openings#159#95-#51
Widest PG Rated Releases#132#98-#47
Fastest to $100 million#90-#200#104
Fastest to $150 million#88--#101
Fastest to $200 million#80--#109
Slowest to $100 million#468#83#358#454
Slowest to $200 million#65--#36
BOM Users' Grades#504#672--
Opening Weeks Adjusted#63#281#276#185
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#3#39--
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#3#38--
Single Day Saturday Gross Adjusted#54#221#246#71
Single Day Sunday Gross Adjusted#74--#107
Opening Weekends Adjusted - March--#12#6
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#14#36--
Opening Weekends Adjusted#87#244#252#109
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#19#52--
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Spring--#17#9
Second Weekends Adjusted#8--#114
Third Weekends Adjusted#15--#151
Rated G and PG Adjusted#54--#146
Rated PG Adjusted#31--#104
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#14#51-#19
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted#18#66#68#26
 
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