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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $260,044,825Details
International Box Office $85,096,578Details
Worldwide Box Office $345,141,403
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 98 $260,044,825
All Time International Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 966 $85,096,578
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 301-400) 339 $345,141,403

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


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. Stuart Little 2
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Keywords: Visual Effects, Christmas, Live Action Cartoon
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Adventure
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 7th Weekend 66 $7,286,100 Dec 29, 2000 45
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 192 $7,286,100 Dec 29, 2000 45
New Year's Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 194 $12,030,852 Dec 29, 2000 45
Fastest to $250m 86 $250,105,000 Dec 29, 2000 44
Biggest Domestic 6th Weekend 11 $14,728,460 Dec 22, 2000 38
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day) 66 $14,728,460 Dec 22, 2000 38
Christmas (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 63 $24,319,721 Dec 22, 2000 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 34 $13,805,465 Dec 15, 2000 31
Fastest to $200m 111 $202,874,000 Dec 15, 2000 29
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 53 $18,646,520 Dec 8, 2000 24
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 58 $27,096,630 Dec 1, 2000 17
Biggest Domestic December Weekend 70 $27,096,630 Dec 1, 2000 17
Fastest to $150m 117 $151,244,000 Dec 1, 2000 15
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 37 $52,118,445 Nov 24, 2000 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 10 $73,518,445 Nov 24, 2000 10
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 17 $121,394,093 Nov 24, 2000 10
Top Kids Fiction Day Domestic 89 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Top Universal Day Domestic 66 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Biggest Domestic November Day 83 $20,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Fastest to $100m 120 $105,300,000 Nov 24, 2000 8
Biggest Domestic Thursday 48 $12,400,000 Nov 23, 2000 7
Biggest Domestic November Weekend 32 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 96 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Weekend Domestic 51 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top Kids Fiction Weekend Domestic 34 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top PG Weekend Domestic 47 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top Universal Weekend Domestic 25 $55,820,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Fastest to $50m 170 $55,082,330 Nov 17, 2000 3
Top 2000 Theater Average 59 $17,851 Nov 17, 2000 3

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

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2000/11/17 1 $55,820,330   3,127 $17,851   $55,820,330 1
2000/11/24 1 $52,118,445 -7% 3,134 $16,630   $137,095,800 2
2000/12/01 1 $27,096,630 -48% 3,138 $8,635   $171,996,090 3
2000/12/08 1 $18,646,520 -31% 3,182 $5,860   $195,646,175 4
2000/12/15 3 $13,805,465 -26% 3,256 $4,240   $213,634,400 5
2000/12/22 4 $14,728,460 +7% 3,164 $4,655   $235,119,990 6
2000/12/29 6 $7,286,100 -51% 3,161 $2,305   $253,367,455 7
2001/01/05 11 $2,503,210 -66% 2,594 $965   $257,830,325 8
2001/01/12 22 $715,905 -71% 912 $785   $259,011,600 9
2001/01/19 31 $201,595 -72% 504 $400   $259,286,185 10
2001/01/26 34 $155,625 -23% 394 $395   $259,484,690 11
2001/02/02 39 $143,925 -8% 303 $475   $259,674,120 12
2001/02/09 40 $97,980 -32% 284 $345   $259,806,995 13
2001/02/16 44 $113,020 +15% 254 $445   $259,951,325 14
2001/02/23 52 $59,325 -48% 172 $345   $260,031,035 15

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 GrossWeek
2000/11/17 1 $84,977,355   3,127 $27,175   $84,977,355 1
2000/11/24 1 $59,922,105 -29% 3,134 $19,120   $144,899,460 2
2000/12/01 1 $32,100,195 -46% 3,138 $10,230   $176,999,655 3
2000/12/08 1 $22,829,280 -29% 3,182 $7,175   $199,828,935 4
2000/12/15 2 $20,562,595 -10% 3,256 $6,315   $220,391,530 5
2000/12/22 5 $25,689,825 +25% 3,164 $8,119   $246,081,355 6
2000/12/29 6 $9,245,760 -64% 3,161 $2,925   $255,327,115 7
2001/01/05 13 $2,968,580 -68% 2,594 $1,144   $258,295,695 8
2001/01/12 22 $788,895 -73% 912 $865   $259,084,590 9
2001/01/19 33 $244,475 -69% 504 $485   $259,329,065 10
2001/01/26 34 $201,130 -18% 394 $510   $259,530,195 11
2001/02/02 39 $178,820 -11% 303 $590   $259,709,015 12
2001/02/09 37 $129,290 -28% 284 $455   $259,838,305 13
2001/02/16 47 $133,405 +3% 254 $525   $259,971,710 14
2001/02/23 51 $73,115 -45% 172 $425   $260,044,825 15

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
11/6/20162812,526 2,871,299$141,194$31,028,682781
11/27/201611172,911 3,062,617$1,512,833$32,749,794784
12/4/2016860,999-65% 3,123,616$578,027$33,327,821785
12/11/20161334,908-43% 3,158,524$413,751$33,741,572786
12/18/20161063,075+81% 3,221,599$819,489$34,561,061787
12/25/20161194,725+50% 3,316,324$764,431$35,325,492788
1/1/20172613,000-86% 3,329,324$131,820$35,457,312789

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/18/2015159,409 194,339$220,361$3,860,492726
12/13/20151719,160 259,997$294,686$4,648,569734
12/4/20161828,105 392,114$276,553$5,971,678785
12/11/2016826,597-5% 418,711$248,150$6,219,828786
12/18/20161336,808+38% 455,519$364,397$6,584,225787
12/25/20161563,373+72% 518,892$751,606$7,335,831788

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