How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRon Howard
Written byJeffrey Price
Peter S. Seaman
Based onHow the Grinch Stole Christmas!
by Dr. Seuss
Produced by
Starring
Narrated byAnthony Hopkins
CinematographyDon Peterman
Edited by
Music byJames Horner
Production
company
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08) (Los Angeles)
  • November 17, 2000 (2000-11-17) (United States)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$123 million[2]
Box office$345.1 million[2]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas or simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film co-produced and directed by Ron Howard and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. Based on Dr. Seuss's 1957 book of the same name, it was the first Dr. Seuss book to be adapted into a full-length feature film. The film is narrated by Anthony Hopkins and stars Jim Carrey as the eponymous character, with Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin and Molly Shannon in supporting roles.

Produced by Imagine Entertainment, How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released by Universal Pictures in the United States on November 17, 2000. The film earned mixed reviews from critics, who praised Jim Carrey's performance, but criticized its dark theme and somewhat scary moments. Despite this, the film spent four weeks as the #1 film in the United States. It grossed $345 million worldwide and was the sixth-highest grossing film of 2000. It was originally the second highest-grossing holiday film of all-time behind Home Alone (1990), until both films were surpassed in 2018 by the third film adaptation of the story.[2][3] It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup as well as getting nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

  1. ^ "The Grinch". British Board of Film Classification.
  2. ^ a b c "How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Arts & Media". Guinness World Records 2007. Guinness World Records Limited. 2006. p. 182 (UK edition). ISBN 978-1-9049-9412-1.

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