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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

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

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 681 $101,018,283
All Time International Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,061 $32,800,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,148 $133,818,283

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$109,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2003 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: March 16th, 2004 by Universal Home Entertainment, released as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
MPAA Rating: PG for mild crude humor and some double entendres
Running Time: 82 minutes
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Keywords: Visual Effects
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 580 $100,173,205 Jan 16, 2004 59
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 42 $24,459,685 Nov 28, 2003 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 47 $36,385,303 Nov 28, 2003 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 38 $34,259,685 Nov 28, 2003 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 54 $50,963,412 Nov 28, 2003 10
Fastest to $50m 370 $51,371,120 Nov 21, 2003 7
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 65 $38,329,160 Nov 21, 2003 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 73 $38,329,160 Nov 21, 2003 3
Top Universal Weekend Domestic 61 $38,329,160 Nov 21, 2003 3

Leading Cast

   The Cat

Supporting Cast

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

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

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

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Polly Wants a Number One Spot

January 21st, 2004

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

January 16th, 2004

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

December 9th, 2003

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?

December 5th, 2003

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

December 1st, 2003

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

November 28th, 2003

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

November 25th, 2003


The Cat in the Hat takes Top Spot

November 24th, 2003


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

November 21st, 2003


Movie Websites Launches for November 14 - November 20

November 20th, 2003


Movie Websites Launches for October 31 - November 6

November 6th, 2003


Movie Websites Launches for August 28 - September 3

September 3rd, 2003


Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/11/21 1 $38,329,160   3,464 $11,065   $38,329,160 1
2003/11/28 1 $24,459,685 -36% 3,464 $7,061   $75,830,805 2
2003/12/05 5 $7,141,855 -71% 3,409 $2,095   $85,297,270 3
2003/12/12 9 $4,166,590 -42% 2,955 $1,410   $90,728,185 4
2003/12/19 11 $2,311,890 -45% 2,121 $1,090   $93,924,705 5
2003/12/26 17 $1,260,080 -45% 1,299 $970   $97,011,510 6
2004/01/02 21 $988,295 -22% 1,057 $935   $99,383,495 7
2004/01/09 27 $343,130 -65% 549 $625   $99,879,690 8
2004/01/16 31 $222,205 -35% 334 $665   $100,173,205 9
2004/01/23 36 $158,485 -29% 317 $500   $100,446,895 10
2004/02/06 43 $100,000   146 $685   $100,750,000 12
2004/02/20 51 $74,769   112 $668   $100,970,499 14
2004/02/27 59 $34,365 -54% 91 $378   $101,018,283 15

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

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2003/11/21 1 $51,371,120   3,464 $14,830   $51,371,120 1
2003/11/28 2 $26,784,295 -48% 3,464 $7,732   $78,155,415 2
2003/12/05 6 $8,406,180 -69% 3,409 $2,466   $86,561,595 3
2003/12/12 10 $5,051,220 -40% 2,955 $1,709   $91,612,815 4
2003/12/19 11 $4,138,615 -18% 2,121 $1,951   $95,751,430 5
2003/12/26 16 $2,643,770 -36% 1,299 $2,035   $98,395,200 6
2004/01/02 21 $1,141,360 -57% 1,057 $1,080   $99,536,560 7
2004/01/09 31 $414,440 -64% 549 $755   $99,951,000 8
2004/01/16 32 $337,410 -19% 334 $1,010   $100,288,410 9
2004/02/20 54 $88,188   112 $787   $100,983,918 14
2004/02/27 62 $34,365 -61% 91 $378   $101,018,283 15

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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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