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How The Grinch Stole Christmas General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

BBFC

Y:2000
UK release date Released: 1st December 2000
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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Character
Jeffrey Tambor
Christine Baranski
Bill Irwin
Molly Shannon
Clint Howard
Josh Ryan Evans
Mindy Sterling
Rachel Winfree
Rance Howard
Jeremy Howard
T.J. Thyne
Lacey Kohl
Nadja Pionilla
Jim Meskimen
Michael Dahlen
David Costabile
Mary Stein
James Ritz
Deep Roy
Jessica Sara
Mason Lucero
Ben Bookbinder
Michaela Gallo
Landry Allbright
Reid Kirchenbauer
Rebecca Chace
Suzanne Krull
Steve Kehela
Lillias White
Rain Pryor
John Alexander
Kevin Isola
Gavin Grazer
Walter Franks
Verne Troyer
Clayton Martinez
Q'orianka Kilcher
Caroline Williams
John Short
Grainger Esch
Eva Burkley
Rick Baker
Bill Sturgeon
Mark Setrakian
Jurgen Heimann
Tim Blaney
Charles Croughwell
Frank Welker
Rachel Bailit
Dean Chambers
Mindy Ferguson
Heather Lea Gerdes
Linda Harmon
Ron Howard
Seth Adam Jones
Tommy Karlsen
Allie McCall
Christopher Metas
Ann Mills
Sloane Momsen
Bonnie Morgan
Frankie Ray
Robin Kaye Shaw
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£15,193,633
400
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
401

US total gross
$260,465,005
113
114
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Global total gross
$345,141,403
389
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 11

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£3,063,799
£3,063,799
1▲▼
£2,547,769
£6,484,708
2
£1,614,860
£8,757,293
1
£1,588,377
£11,393,599
4
£757,311
£12,832,356
5
£590,099
£14,305,008
7
£245,049
£14,667,005
8
£179,216
£14,886,246
9
£132,082
£15,034,642
9▲▼
£123,776
£15,167,543
9▲▼
£26,090
£15,193,633
Box Office Gross Flow
£
3.1M
2.5M
1.6M
1.6M
757.3K
590.1K
245K
179.2K
132.1K
123.8K

1st Dec
2000

8th Dec
2000

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2000

22nd Dec
2000

29th Dec
2000

5th Jan
2001

12th Jan
2001

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2001

26th Jan
2001

2nd Feb
2001

There were no new releases on the box office top 10 this weekend as The Croods: A New Age remained at the top for a third weekend.

Catalogue movies ones again did very well with half the top ten as Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and 2017's Wonder Woman all made re-appearances.

The US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Croods: A New Age (3rd Week)
  • Highest new entry - How The Grinch Stole Christmas (re-enters at number 5)
  • Longest run - Tenet (15 Weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,800,000)*
  • *Not including re-releases

The US box office top 5 breakdown 11th - 13th December 2020

The Croods: A New Age

The animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage spends its third weekend at the top of the US box office with a weekend gross of $3.01 Million, 32% down from last weekend and by far the highest on the US box office this week.

After 3 weeks of release the movie has now taken $24.26 million, it will be one of the top grossing film during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Half Brothers

The Mexican movie from director Luke Greenfield spends a second weekend at number 2 with a weekend gross of $490,000, a 30% drop from last weekend giving the film a total US gross of $1.38 Million.

Elf

The re-release of the 2003 movie jumps to number 3 this week with $400,000, a 20% increase over last weekend.

This gives the film a total gross since release of $176,12 Million.

Freaky

The Christopher Landon directed horror comedy is still doing well and this week takes $315,000 at number 4, 34% down on last weekend.

The movie has now taken a very respectable $8.23 Million over its 5 weeks of release.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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The Jim Carey Christmas movie from 2000 re-enters the box office this weekend with $268,170 giving the movie a total gross of $260.31 Million since release.

With the box office still in free fall for at least another weekend we take a look at the movies doing well in the UK over the past 20 years.

A year ago (2019)

No.1 movie:
Frozen II which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Knives Out directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daniel Craig and Chris Evans which entered the box office at number 2.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Joker which had taken £57.5 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

No.1 movie:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
The Good Dinosaur directed by Peter Sohn and starring Jeffrey Wright and Frances McDormand which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Pan which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Spectre which had taken £88.4 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 movie:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £39.1 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Megamind directed by Tom McGrath and starring Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Despicable Me which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 movie:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £37 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Keeping Mum directed by Niall Johnson and starring Rowan Atkinson and Kristin Scott Thomas which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No. 1 and highest debut:
How The Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen and directed by Ron Howard

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £16.1 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No. 1 movie:
Goldeneye which had been at the top for 2 weeks and with a total gross of £12.2 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Murder In The First directed by Marc Rocco and starring Christian Slater and Kevin Bacon which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Pocahontas which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No.1 movie:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Repossessed directed by Bob Logan and starring Linda Blair and Ned Beatty which entered the box office at number 2.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Ghost which had taken £23.3 Million over 9 weeks of release.

This week on the UK home video charts animated hit The Secret Life of Pets takes over from X-Men Apocalypse at the top.

The Secret Life of Pets was a massive hit for Universal that was released on 24th June 2016 and it hit the top of the box office on its debut with £9.5 million, the 74th best UK opening.

The film spent 3 weeks at the top before making a very slow decent down the box office, it spent an incredible 14 weeks in total on the top 15.

The total gross for the film in the UK is £35.8 million which makes it the 68th top grossing film while globally it took $864.2 million (£696 million) and is the 50th top film across the world.

Last weeks top film, X-Men Apocalypse, fell down to number 3 this week after a week at the top.

Also new this week is Independence Day Resurgence, sequel to the 1996 hit film it made number 2 on the box office on 24th June.

Worth noting is the flurry of Christmas films that are starting to pop up in the home video charts, this week we have Arthur Christmas at 9, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at 10 and Elf at 11.

UK Box Office Report Weekend 11th December 2015: Four at the top for Mockingjay, Grandma highest new film at 19! Retaining its position at the top of the UK box office this week is The Hinger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which has now spent 4 weeks as the number 1 film.

Mockingjay this week grosses £1.2 million to give it a total gross of £25.4 million, the second lowest of The Hunger Games films after the first movie.

There were no new releases this week on the box office, Grandma was the closest thing to a new entry which came in at number 19 from 92 screens and a £35,000 opening gross.

By The Sea starring and Directed by Angelina Jolie was new at number 23 and took £24,000 from its debut.

Spectre was yet again the highest total grossing film on the chart this week, still at number 3 and now taken £92 million after 7 weeks.

Point to note is the top 5 this week was the same as the top 5 last week.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was the new film at the top of the box office knocking Paddington down to 2.

Five years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader made its debut at the top knocking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 down to number 2.

Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was the top film in the country knocking Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire down to number 2 - (something looks familiar there)

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas made it 2 weeks at the top while 102 Dalmatians was the highest new film at number 3.

Twenty years ago
The Santa Clause was the top new film of the week knocking Goldeneye down to number 2.

A third week at the top for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 in the wake of little in the way of new releases in the UK.

The box office is on hold at the moment waiting for one of the biggest releases of the year which left room for Mockingly to make £2.2 million.

This brings the total UK gross for the last of The Hunger Games films to £23.3 million after 3 weeks of release.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas with the Coopers, an all American movie about family meeting up for the holiday season.

A very low debut gross of nearly £700,000 puts the film at number 5, little chance of this film having longevity at the box office though.

Highest total grossing film on the box office is Spectre which has to date grossed over £90 million and this week is at number 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
Padding retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Penguins of Madagascar at 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed put at the top with Megamind the highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still the top film, a quiet week saw the highest new film at number 4 with Keeping Mum.

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (look out for the remake in the coming years) was the top new film debuting at number 1, it knocked off Charlies Angels which fell to 2.

Twenty years ago
Goldeneye was riding the top of the box office while Murder in the First was the highest new film coming in at 2.

Twenty five years ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was still at the top with Repossessed the highest new film at number 2.