Rating: Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family! Archive recordings of Pentatonix were used for the Who Carolers. In the United States and Canada, The Grinch was released alongside The Girl in the Spider's Web and Overlord, and was projected to gross $55–65 million from 4,140 theaters in its opening weekend. 2020 Christmas Special and Movie Schedule/November, 2020 Christmas Special and Movie Schedule/December. The film is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, and written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, three new mini-movies from The Grinch. She takes this response literally and attempts to go to the North Pole to talk to Santa, but when Donna tells her that it would take a month to travel there, she instead decides to try trapping Santa with the help of her friends. " On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". It includes three mini-movies: Yellow is the New Black (which preceded the film in its theatrical run), The Dog Days of Winter, and Santa's Little Helpers. Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea. and Other Stories. Thierry NobletHabib Louati After securing the sleigh, the Grinch and Max slide down back to Whoville in order to return the stolen items, and the Grinch admits his crimes and apologizes to the Whos before returning to his cave, ashamed of what he has done. It marked the first-ever time animated films were the top two films at the box office in back-to-back weekends. It went on to debut to $67.6 million, finishing first at the box office and topping the 2000 film's $55 million opening. X. Browse Unable to Find This Page. By the end, your own heart will swell, though maybe just one or two sizes.  Universal and Illumination partnered with several companies to promote the film, including Wonderful Pistachios, Ebates, IHOP and 23andme for about $80 million worth of advertising. Based on the 1957 book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  Tyler and Danny Elfman, who composed the film's score, collaborated on a new version of the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" for the film, which was featured in the final trailer, and early on in the film itself. 9 In Deadline's 2018 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament", "2018 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Guide", "Watch the 2018 NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 Holiday Sing-Along", "Dr. Seuss' 'The Grinch' Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD", "Box-Office Preview: 'The Grinch' to See Green With $55M-$60M U.S. Please help the Christmas Special Wiki by adding one. Scarlett Estevez as Izzy, one of Cindy Lou's friends.  Illumination originally wanted Cumberbatch to voice the Grinch in his natural accent, however, Cumberbatch felt that since the rest of the cast is American, the Grinch himself should have an American accent. Cindy believes that she's to blame because of her trap, but Donna tells her that Christmas is not centered on presents and that Cindy's the best thing that ever happened to her. It's perhaps not worth seeing in IMAX, but The Grinch does provide some rich visuals that will also capture the eye of all moviegoers. This page about a Christmas special or an episode from a television series with a Christmas theme is a. Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! ", Sandie Angulo Chen of Common Sense Media gave the film 3/5 and stated, "This adaptation is bright, colorful, and occasionally funny, but it doesn't come close to matching the effectiveness of the short-and-sweet original. " Molly Freeman of Screen Rant gave the film a 3 out of 5 stars, saying "The Grinch may not be a necessary holiday movie, but fans of Dr. Seuss's story or holiday films, in general, will find plenty to like in this new animated retelling. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Santa's Little Helpers – Fan favourites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! 2011 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. Santa and his elite elf team use spy-like stunts to deliver billions of presents to all the world's children in one incredible night. , On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 190 reviews and an average rating of 5.98/10. In addition, Townsend Coleman, Jess Harnell, Laraine Newman, Scott Mosier, Mindy Sterling, Tara Strong, and Jim Ward all perform additional voices.  In its fourth and fifth weekends, the film finished second behind Ralph Breaks the Internet, grossing $17.9 million and $15.0 million, respectively. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Bow", "BREAKING DOWN THE GRINCH'S BOX OFFICE DEBUT AGAINST THE FILMS OF ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT", "Will 'The Grinch' Steal No. From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, three new mini-movies from The Grinch. 4 minutes  Deadline Hollywood calculated its net profit to be $184.6 million, making it the ninth most-profitable release of 2018. Benedict Cumberbatch, voicing the Grinch, opts not to compete with Karloff at all, which is smart and speaks in an American accent, sounding rather like Bill Hader, which is confusing. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt, the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. Can You? Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.