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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $260,044,825Details
International Box Office $85,096,578
Worldwide Box Office $345,141,403
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
53% - Rotten
Audience
55% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$123,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 17th, 2000 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: November 20th, 2001 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some crude humor
Running Time: 105 minutes
Comparisons: vs. A Beautiful Mind
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Keywords: Live Action Cartoon, Christmas, Visual Effects
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,179 $59,325 Feb 23, 2001 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,019 $113,020 Feb 16, 2001 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,308 $97,980 Feb 9, 2001 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,204 $143,925 Feb 2, 2001 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,346 $155,625 Jan 26, 2001 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,390 $201,595 Jan 19, 2001 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 715 $715,905 Jan 12, 2001 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 327 $2,503,210 Jan 5, 2001 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 64 $7,286,100 Dec 29, 2000 45
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 75 $250,105,000 Dec 29, 2000 44
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 11 $14,728,460 Dec 22, 2000 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 32 $13,805,465 Dec 15, 2000 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 94 $202,874,000 Dec 15, 2000 29
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 46 $18,646,520 Dec 8, 2000 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 51 $27,096,630 Dec 1, 2000 17
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $27,096,630 Dec 1, 2000 17
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 150 $11,980,000 Dec 2, 2000 16
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 100 $151,244,000 Dec 1, 2000 15
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 30 $52,118,445 Nov 24, 2000 10
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 160 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 69 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 491 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 103 $105,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 44 $12,400,000 Nov 23, 2000 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 94 $9,000,000 Nov 22, 2000 6
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 156 $16,729,000 Nov 19, 2000 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 26 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 143 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 171 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 148 $55,082,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Widest Opening Weekend 619 3,127 Nov 17, 2000 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 287 $17,353,691 Nov 18, 2000 2
Movies with Leggiest Opening Weekend 9 3.67 Nov 17, 2000 1
Movies with Most Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 14 27.2% Nov 17, 2000 1

Cast

   The Grinch
Jeffrey Tambor    Mayor of Whoville
Christine Baranski    Martha May Who-vier
Bill Irwin    Lou Lou Who
Molly Shannon    Betty Lou Who
Clint Howard    Whobris
Taylor Momsen    Cindy Lou Who
Anthony Hopkins    Narrator
Josh Ryan Evans    8 Year Old Grinch
Jeremy Howard    Dru Lou-Who
Frankie Ray    Who
Walter Franks    Clerk
Rance Howard    Elderly Timekeeper
Ron Howard    Townsperson
Verne Troyer    Bandmember
Bryce Dallas Howard    Surprised Who
Frank Welker    Max the Dog
T.J. Thyne    Stu Lou Who

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Executive Producer    Todd Hallowell
Producer    Brian Grazer
Screenwriter    Jeffrey Price
Screenwriter    Peter S. Seaman
Story Creator    Dr Seuss
Cinematographer    Don Peterman
Production Designer    Michael Corenblith
Editor    Daniel P. Hanley
Editor    Mike Hill
Composer    James Horner
Music Supervisor    Bonnie Greenberg
Supervising Art Director    Dan Webster
Art Director    Lauren Polizzi
Set Designer    Kevin Cross
Set Designer    Al Hobbs
Set Designer    Andrea Dopaso
Set Designer    Suzan Wexler
Set Designer    Will Hawkins
Set Decorator    Merideth Boswell
Costume Designer    Rita Ryack
Sound Mixer    David MacMillan
Supervising Sound Editor    Scott Hecker
Special Make-up Effects    Rick Baker
Visual Effects Supervisor    Kevin Mack
Associate Producer    Aldric La'auli Porter
Associate Producer    Louis Velis
Associate Producer    David Womark
Assistant Director    Aldric La'auli Porter
Second Unit Director    Todd Hallowell
Second Unit Camera    Keith Peterman
Casting Director    Jane Jenkins
Casting Director    Janet Hirshenson

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/11/17 1 $55,820,330   3,127 $17,851   $55,820,330 3
2000/11/24 1 $52,118,445 -7% 3,134 $16,630   $137,095,800 10
2000/12/01 1 $27,096,630 -48% 3,138 $8,635   $171,996,090 17
2000/12/08 1 $18,646,520 -31% 3,182 $5,860   $195,646,175 24
2000/12/15 3 $13,805,465 -26% 3,256 $4,240   $213,634,400 31
2000/12/22 4 $14,728,460 +7% 3,164 $4,655   $235,119,990 38
2000/12/29 6 $7,286,100 -51% 3,161 $2,305   $253,367,455 45
2001/01/05 11 $2,503,210 -66% 2,594 $965   $257,830,325 52
2001/01/12 22 $715,905 -71% 912 $785   $259,011,600 59
2001/01/19 31 $201,595 -72% 504 $400   $259,286,185 66
2001/01/26 34 $155,625 -23% 394 $395   $259,484,690 73
2001/02/02 39 $143,925 -8% 303 $475   $259,674,120 80
2001/02/09 40 $97,980 -32% 284 $345   $259,806,995 87
2001/02/16 44 $113,020 +15% 254 $445   $259,951,325 94
2001/02/23 52 $59,325 -48% 172 $345   $260,031,035 101

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/11/17 1 $15,200,440   3,127 $4,861   $15,200,440 1
2000/11/18 1 $17,353,691 +14% 3,127 $5,550   $32,554,131 2
2000/11/19 1 $16,729,000 -4% 3,127 $5,350   $55,082,330 3
2000/11/20 1 $3,611,685 -78% 3,127 $1,155   $58,694,015 4
2000/11/21 1 $4,878,120 +35% 3,127 $1,560   $63,572,135 5
2000/11/22 1 $9,000,000 +84% 3,127 $2,878   $72,600,000 6
2000/11/23 1 $12,400,000 +38% 3,127 $3,965   $85,000,000 7
2000/11/24 1 $20,300,000 +64% 3,127 $6,492   $105,300,000 8
2000/11/27 1 $2,178,130   3,134 $695   $139,273,930 11
2000/11/28 1 $2,037,100 -6% 3,134 $650   $141,311,030 12
2000/11/29 1 $1,770,710 -13% 3,134 $565   $143,081,740 13
2000/11/30 1 $1,817,720 +3% 3,134 $580   $144,899,460 14
2000/12/01 1 $6,345,000 +249% 3,138 $2,022   $151,244,000 15
2000/12/02 1 $11,980,000 +89% 3,138 $3,818   $163,224,000 16
2000/12/03 1 $8,316,000 -31% 3,138 $2,650   $171,996,090 17
2000/12/04 1 $1,192,440 -86% 3,138 $380   $173,188,530 18
2000/12/05 1 $1,365,030 +14% 3,138 $435   $174,553,560 19
2000/12/06 1 $1,190,895 -13% 3,138 $380   $175,744,455 20
2000/12/07 1 $1,255,200 +5% 3,138 $400   $176,999,655 21
2000/12/08 2 $4,385,000 +249% 3,185 $1,377   $181,385,000 22
2000/12/09 1 $8,620,000 +97% 3,185 $2,706   $190,005,000 23
2000/12/10 1 $5,584,000 -35% 3,182 $1,755   $195,646,175 24
2000/12/11 2 $859,140 -85% 3,182 $270   $196,505,315 25
2000/12/12 2 $1,193,250 +39% 3,182 $375   $197,698,565 26
2000/12/13 1 $985,555 -17% 3,182 $310   $198,684,120 27
2000/12/14 1 $1,144,815 +16% 3,182 $360   $199,828,935 28
2000/12/15 3 $3,101,000 +171% 3,255 $953   $202,874,000 29
2000/12/16 3 $5,101,000 +64% 3,255 $1,567   $207,975,000 30
2000/12/17 2 $4,477,000 -12% 3,256 $1,375   $213,634,400 31
2000/12/18 2 $1,204,720 -73% 3,256 $370   $214,839,120 32
2000/12/19 2 $1,579,160 +31% 3,256 $485   $216,418,280 33
2000/12/20 2 $1,759,125 +11% 3,256 $540   $218,177,405 34
2000/12/22 5 $3,850,000   3,150 $1,222   $222,027,000 36
2000/12/23 3 $5,286,000 +37% 3,150 $1,678   $227,313,000 37
2000/12/24 2 $2,910,000 -45% 3,150 $924   $230,223,000 38
2000/12/25 5 $2,483,785 -15% 3,150 $789   $235,119,990 39
2000/12/26 6 $3,274,740 +32% 3,150 $1,040   $238,394,730 40
2000/12/27 6 $3,005,555 -8% 3,164 $950   $241,400,285 41
2000/12/28 6 $2,942,520 -2% 3,164 $930   $244,342,805 42
2000/12/29 6 $3,150,000 +7% 3,170 $994   $247,493,000 43
2000/12/30 6 $2,612,000 -17% 3,170 $824   $250,105,000 44
2000/12/31 6 $1,524,105 -42% 3,170 $481   $251,629,105 45
2001/01/01 8 $1,738,350 +14% 3,161 $550   $253,367,455 46
2001/01/02 8 $948,295 -45% 3,161 $300   $254,315,750 47
2001/01/03 9 $537,370 -43% 3,161 $170   $254,853,120 48
2001/01/04 10 $473,995 -12% 3,161 $150   $255,327,115 49
2001/01/07 11 $713,000   2,594 $275   $257,830,325 52
2001/01/08 14 $129,665 -82% 2,594 $50   $257,959,990 53
2001/01/09 14 $128,995 -1% 2,594 $50   $258,088,985 54
2001/01/10 16 $102,385 -21% 2,594 $39   $258,191,370 55
2001/01/11 15 $104,225 +2% 2,594 $40   $258,295,595 56
2001/01/15 21 $177,840   912 $195   $259,011,600 60

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2000/11/17 1 $84,977,355   3,127 $27,175   $84,977,355 7
2000/11/24 1 $59,922,105 -29% 3,134 $19,120   $144,899,460 14
2000/12/01 1 $32,100,195 -46% 3,138 $10,230   $176,999,655 21
2000/12/08 1 $22,829,280 -29% 3,182 $7,175   $199,828,935 28
2000/12/15 3 $20,562,595 -10% 3,256 $6,315   $220,391,530 35
2000/12/22 5 $25,689,825 +25% 3,164 $8,119   $246,081,355 42
2000/12/29 6 $9,245,760 -64% 3,161 $2,925   $255,327,115 49
2001/01/05 13 $2,968,580 -68% 2,594 $1,144   $258,295,695 56
2001/01/12 22 $788,895 -73% 912 $865   $259,084,590 63
2001/01/19 33 $244,475 -69% 504 $485   $259,329,065 70
2001/01/26 34 $201,130 -18% 394 $510   $259,530,195 77
2001/02/02 39 $178,820 -11% 303 $590   $259,709,015 84
2001/02/09 37 $129,290 -28% 284 $455   $259,838,305 91
2001/02/16 47 $133,405 +3% 254 $525   $259,971,710 98
2001/02/23 51 $73,115 -45% 172 $425   $260,044,825 105

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/15/20091963,914 63,914$798,286$798,286417
11/22/20091864,140n/c128,054$899,429$1,697,715418
12/13/200923145,480 462,131$1,728,171$5,777,160421
11/9/2014297,558 1,514,852$90,809$18,251,447677
12/7/20141396,779 1,676,364$949,402$19,868,690681
12/14/20141574,624-23% 1,750,988$747,046$20,615,736682
12/21/20148167,504+124% 1,918,492$1,673,867$22,289,603683
12/28/201415103,947-38% 2,022,439$778,563$23,068,167684
11/8/20151118,542 2,142,437$177,217$24,452,949729
11/15/20151232,569+76% 2,175,006$310,177$24,763,126730
11/22/2015834,578+6% 2,209,584$315,991$25,079,117731
11/29/201524107,603+211% 2,317,187$695,804$25,774,921732
12/6/20156109,723+2% 2,426,910$804,708$26,579,630733
12/13/2015666,749-39% 2,493,659$634,743$27,214,373734
12/20/20159138,359+107% 2,632,018$1,313,027$28,527,400735
12/27/201513118,883-14% 2,750,901$1,128,735$29,656,134736
1/3/20162035,192-70% 2,786,093$336,752$29,992,886737
1/10/20162616,573-53% 2,802,666$165,067$30,157,954738

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/2015159,333 194,264$218,572$3,858,726726
12/13/20151718,866 259,517$290,153$4,641,057734

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