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The Grinch A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.

U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the ratings info.

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The Grinch

Directed by

Yarrow Cheney
Scott Mosier

Starring

Actor
Character
Cameron Seely
Pharrell Williams
Tristan OHare
Kenan Thompson
Sam Lavagnino
Ramone Hamilton
Angela Lansbury
Scarlett Estevez
Michael Beattie
Lori Alan
Carter Hastings
Carlos Alazraqui
John Kassir
Doug Burch
Evan Kishiyama
Cathy Cavadini
Danny Mann
Tucker Chandler
Jeremy Maxwell
Townsend Coleman
Scott Mosier
Meilee Condron
Laraine Newman
Abby Craden
Dashiell Priestley
Brian T. Delaney
Alex Puccinelli
John DeMita
Emma Elizabeth Shannon
Bill Farmer
Joel Swetow
Aaron Fors
Mindy Sterling
Willow Geer
Tara Strong
Jess Harnell
Regina Taufen
Barbara Harris
Jim Ward
Year: 2018
UK release date UK release: 9th November 2018
 BBFC Age Rating:  U age rating
UK total gross
  £28.1 Million
US total gross
  $271.2 Million
Global total gross
  $512.6 Million
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£28,113,480
156
The Grinch
157

US total gross
$271,227,781
105
The Grinch
106

Global total gross
$508,697,335
209
The Grinch
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: U
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  Germany
  •  Russia
  •  France
UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
The Grinch
1N
£5,019,677
£5,019,677
2
£3,906,597
£10,044,223
2▲▼
£3,283,072
£14,079,595
4
£2,317,766
£17,002,535
2
£2,001,598
£19,491,600
3
£1,747,936
£21,686,463
3▲▼
£1,893,709
£22,673,692
7
£753,537
£26,624,487
11
£322,605
£27,610,500
8
£17,377
£28,113,480
US Box Office Info

Highest US chart position: 1

Weeks on US box office: 18

US Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
$67,572,855
$67,572,855
2
$38,587,130
$126,963,410
3
$30,392,220
$180,494,990
2
$17,926,785
$203,705,980
2▲▼
$15,039,050
$223,324,225
3
$11,753,665
$239,463,375
6
$8,458,030
$253,498,005
10
$4,122,245
$265,457,730
17
$1,168,395
$269,622,130
29
$194,620
$270,042,970
33
$134,850
$270,220,175
37
$107,445
$270,397,335
39
$82,730
$270,508,370
49
$66,610
$270,601,570
13N
$81,000
$270,807,000
12
$160,000
$271,048,000
12▲▼
$115,000
$271,192,781
16
$35,000
$271,227,781
Global Box Office Release Breakdown
No Box Office Release Data
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News from around the web
Tower of the Americas hosting movie nights under the stars  KSAT San Antonio Tue, 22nd June 2021

The Real Reason Netflix Quietly Took 'The Grinch' Off Its Platform and How to Watch It Elsewhere  GoodHousekeeping.com Sun, 13th December 2020

Elf, Die Hard, Home Alone among top watched Christmas movies on Dec. 1  Southgate News Herald Thu, 3rd December 2020

The 16 best Christmas movies, and six that aren’t so good  Southgate News Herald Sat, 5th December 2020

Film review: Grinch is visually stunning  Border Counties Advertizer Sun, 13th December 2020

Did Netflix Take Off ‘The Grinch’?  Decider Sun, 6th December 2020

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

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.

Aquaman continues to show its might as it stays at the top of the global box office for a third weekend with little change across the whole of the top 10.

Aquaman

The James Wan directed movie still continues to reign at the top of the global box office with $136.9 million over the weekend from 79 countries, the films total global gross is now $748.7 million.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee is at number 2 globally with a weekend gross of $66 million from 56 countries, this brings the films total global gross to $156 million.

Mary Poppins Returns

The Disney hit is at number 3 globally as the film takes $57 million from 38 countries over the weekend, globally it has now taken $173.3 million.

Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse

Sonys animated hit is at number 4 this week with $45.7 million from 61 countries, this boosts the films gross to $231.2 million globally.

The Grinch

Finally on the top five this week is the Holiday hit which takes $21 million fron 70 countries to bring its total gross to $469.4 million.

Mojin: The Worm Valley

Highest new film of the week is at number 9, the Chinese film is only released in 2 countries and takes $16.7 million on its debut.

2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.

Black Panther

The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.

Avengers Infinity War

As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.

Incredibles 2

And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.

Deadpool 2

Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.

Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.

Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.

  1. Black Panther - $700 million
  2. Avengers: Infinity War - $678 million
  3. Incredibles 2 - $608 million
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $416 million
  5. Deadpool 2 - $324 million
  6. The Grinch - $265 million
  7. Mission:Impossible Fallout - $220 million
  8. Ant-Man And The Wasp - $216 million
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story - $213 million
  10. Venom - $212 million

Disney gets another number 1 film over Christmas as the Mary Poppins sequel goes to the top on its debut weekend.

Mary Poppins Returns

Despite the fact that its been 54 yeas in the making, the new film based on the famed Disney character gets to be the new number one film in the UK, maybe what helped was the fact it get the widest ever release in the UK showing on 740 cinemas.

The film takes £8.1 million on its debut, comparing this to the original film is hard as records weren't kept but we know the film took about £14 million during its cinematic run.

Aquaman

The DC Universe film falls to number 2 this week with a £2 million second weekend to bring its total UK gross to £10 million.

The Grinch

The seasonal favourite from the book by Dr Seuss is 7 weeks in and at number 3 this week it takes £1.8 million to boost its total gross to £22.6 million.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2

Falling to number 4 this week the sequel movie from Disney takes £1 million which brings the films total gross to £11 million after 4 weeks of release.

Spider Man Into the Spider Verse

After debuting high last week the Spider-Man animation falls to number 5 this week with a gross just under a million, this brings the filsm second weekend total gross to £4.1 million.