Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (2008): Animation Scores at Box-Office

March 15, 2008–the animation “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” scored at the box-office Friday, grossing $13.2 million from 3,954 theaters.

“Horton” posted the third best opening day for a pre-summer animated picture and a Fox-Blue Sky Studios production, ranking behind 2006’s “Ice Age: Meltdown” ($21.8 million) and 2002’s “Ice Age” ($13.5 million).

“Horton” will likely follow a similar path to the first “Ice Age” this weekend, which bowed to $46.3 million during the third three-day frame of March 2002.

Next to the two recent Dr. Seuss titles adapted to the big screen as live-actioners, 2000’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and 2003’s “The Cat in the Hat,” “Horton’s” gross charts second behind the $15.6 million gobbled by “Grinch.”