The Cat in the Hat

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $101,018,283Details
International Box Office $32,800,000
Worldwide Box Office $133,818,283
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
10% - Rotten
Audience
30% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$109,000,000
Theatrical Release: November 21st, 2003 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 16th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for mild crude humor and some double entendres
Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy

Polly Wants a Number One Spot

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is usually celebrated by the movie industry by dumping movies that the studios have little faith in, in hopes that the holiday crowds will give it an undeserved boost. This year two of the three new releases beat expectations (at least for the 3-day weekend) and the one that didn't had the best reviews for the week. (I really must stop basing my prediction on quality.) The 3-day total box office was 7% above last weekend, but down 8% from last year. The 4-day yearly decline was about the same. More...

Along Comes a New Number One

With three new movies opening wide this weekend, we should finally have a new number one at the box office. But don't expect it to be number one in the minds of the critics. With Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday we should see a sizeable increase at the box office. More...

Blame it on the Tryptophan

The post Thanksgivings weekend was even tougher on the movie industry than predicted with only one movie in the top five living up to expectations. Some analysts are blaming it on the storm in the Northeast, but the internal multiplier doesn't really support that. And while the box office did drop 40% from last week, it was well ahead of last year to the tune of almost 20%. Year-to-date 2003 is still more than $100 million behind 2002 and with only one movie left that is a sure bet to make that much, catching up is not expected. More...

Will Last be First?

Guessing what movie will finish first this weekend is a no-brainer. Guessing where the second new release of the weekend will land is a little trickier. Leftovers... I mean holdovers will suffer the post holiday blues this weekend, especially family friendly films.

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Leftovers for Thanksgivings

While all but one for the movies opening over the 5-day Thanksgiving weekend failed to make a big splash at the box office, the holdovers picked up the slack. The extra helpings of family films helped this Thanksgiving weekend 7% up from last year for the 3-day weekend. But a weak Wednesday / Thursday lead to a 6% drop for the 5-day weekend. The mixed results sent 2003's box office a little further behind 2002. More...

A Thankless Holiday

This Thanksgiving is turning out to be rather disappointing. Early estimates are about on par with last year when all five wide releases failed to make a major impact at the box office. This year will be a little better, but only because of inflation. More...

Number One for 21 Grams


The Cat in the Hat takes Top Spot


The Cat in the Hat to Win with a Big, Big Grin


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Cast

Mike Myers    The Cat
Alec Baldwin    Lawrence Quinn
Kelly Preston    Joan Walder
Dakota Fanning    Sally Walden
Spencer Breslin    Conrad
Amy Hill    Mrs. Kwan
Sean Hayes    Mr. Humberfloob/The Fish
Frank Welker    Nevins
Clint Howard    Kate the Caterer
Paris Hilton    Female Club-Goer
Dan Castellaneta    Thing One/Thing Two

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Bo Welch
Screenwriter    Alec Berg
Screenwriter    David Mandel
Screenwriter    Jeff Schaffer
Based on the book by Dr. Seuss    Dr Seuss
Producer    Brian Grazer
Executive Producer    Eric McLeod
Executive Producer    Gregg Taylor
Executive Producer    Karen Kehela Sherwood
Executive Producer    Maureen Peyrot
Cinematographer    Emmanuel Lubezki
Editor    Don Zimmerman
Composer    David Newman
Song Writer    Marc Shaiman
Song Writer    Scott Wittman
Production Designer    Alex McDowell
Supervising Art Director    Alec Hammond
Art Director    Sean Haworth
Set Designer    Victor Martinez
Set Designer    Sam Page
Set Designer    Andre Chainbreuil
Set Designer    Richard Reynolds
Set Designer    Easton Smith
Set Designer    Luke Freeborn
Set Designer    Hugo Santiago
Set Decorator    Anne Kuljian
Costume Designer    Rita Ryack
Sound Mixer    Pud Cusack
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Hilkene
Special Make-up Effects    Steve Johnson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Douglas Hans Smith
Visual Effects Designer    Kurt Williams
Associate Producer    Aldric La'auli Porter
Assistant Director    Aldric La'auli Porter
Second Unit Director    Jack Gill
Stunt Coordinator    Andy Gill
Casting Director    Juel Bestrop
Casting Director    Jeanne McCarthy

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/21 1 $11,200,000   3,464 $3,233   $11,200,000 1
2003/11/22 1 $16,402,040 +46% 3,464 $4,735   $27,264,720 2
2003/11/23 1 $10,686,440 -35% 3,464 $3,085   $38,329,160 3
2003/11/24 1 $1,974,000 -82% 3,464 $570   $40,304,000 4
2003/11/25 1 $2,581,000 +31% 3,464 $745   $42,884,000 5
2003/11/26 1 $5,000,000 +94% 3,464 $1,443   $47,900,000 6
2003/11/27 3 $4,800,000 -4% 3,464 $1,386   $52,700,000 7
2003/11/28 1 $10,500,000 +119% 3,464 $3,031   $63,200,000 8
2003/11/29 1 $9,308,895 -11% 3,467 $2,685   $70,751,650 9
2003/11/30 1 $5,079,155 -45% 3,467 $1,465   $75,830,805 10
2003/12/01 5 $693,000 -86% 3,467 $200   $76,524,000 11
2003/12/02 7 $572,000 -17% 3,467 $165   $77,096,000 12
2003/12/03 6 $521,000 -9% 3,467 $150   $77,617,000 13
2003/12/04 6 $538,000 +3% 3,467 $155   $78,155,000 14
2003/12/05 7 $1,800,000 +235% 3,409 $528   $80,000,000 15
2003/12/06 5 $3,204,460 +78% 3,409 $940   $83,047,330 16
2003/12/07 4 $2,249,940 -30% 3,409 $660   $85,297,270 17
2003/12/08 8 $308,000 -86% 3,409 $90   $85,606,000 18
2003/12/09 10 $322,000 +5% 3,409 $94   $85,928,000 19
2003/12/10 9 $326,000 +1% 3,409 $96   $86,253,000 20
2003/12/11 10 $308,000 -6% 3,409 $90   $86,561,000 21
2003/12/12 9 $900,000 +192% 2,955 $305   $87,500,000 22
2003/12/13 9 $1,994,680 +122% 2,955 $675   $89,487,100 23
2003/12/14 7 $1,241,085 -38% 2,955 $420   $90,728,185 24
2003/12/17 10 $209,000   2,320 $90   $91,381,000 27
2003/12/18 10 $231,000 +11% 2,320 $100   $91,613,000 28
2003/12/21 10 $816,585   2,121 $385   $93,924,705 31
2003/12/22 9 $605,125 -26% 2,121 $285   $94,529,830 32
2003/12/23 9 $680,000 +12% 2,121 $321   $95,209,830 33
2003/12/24 9 $386,000 -43% 2,121 $182   $95,595,830 34
2004/01/19 26 $80,160   334 $240   $100,253,365 60

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/21 1 $38,329,160   3,464 $11,065   $38,329,160 3
2003/11/28 1 $24,459,685 -36% 3,464 $7,061   $75,830,805 10
2003/12/05 5 $7,141,855 -71% 3,409 $2,095   $85,297,270 17
2003/12/12 9 $4,166,590 -42% 2,955 $1,410   $90,728,185 24
2003/12/19 11 $2,311,890 -45% 2,121 $1,090   $93,924,705 31
2003/12/26 17 $1,260,080 -45% 1,299 $970   $97,011,510 38
2004/01/02 21 $988,295 -22% 1,057 $935   $99,383,495 45
2004/01/09 27 $343,130 -65% 549 $625   $99,879,690 52
2004/01/16 31 $222,205 -35% 334 $665   $100,173,205 59
2004/01/23 36 $158,485 -29% 317 $500   $100,446,895 66
2004/02/06 43 $100,000   146 $685   $100,750,000 80
2004/02/20 51 $74,769   112 $668   $100,970,499 94
2004/02/27 59 $34,365 -54% 91 $378   $101,018,283 101

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/11/20092059,459 59,459$465,564$465,564291
1/24/20103034,907 133,383$418,535$1,351,913306
1/31/20102229,203-16% 162,586$350,144$1,702,057307
2/7/20102138,588+32% 201,174$462,670$2,164,727308
2/14/20102348,794+26% 249,968$505,037$2,669,764309
2/28/20102059,075 337,508$560,622$3,507,370311
3/7/20103036,205-39% 373,713$336,279$3,843,650312
3/14/20102236,659+1% 410,372$389,487$4,233,137313
7/31/2011846,492 1,054,518$285,461$10,412,987385
8/7/20111824,442-47% 1,078,960$152,110$10,565,096386
8/14/20111137,772+55% 1,116,732$234,519$10,799,615387
8/21/20111635,783-5% 1,152,515$223,286$11,022,901388
8/28/20111134,403-4% 1,186,918$213,601$11,236,503389
9/4/20111332,374-6% 1,219,292$202,635$11,439,138390
9/11/20111530,891-5% 1,250,183$194,091$11,633,229391
8/19/20121239,604 1,450,766$264,159$12,866,503440

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