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Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas grossed $260 million at the box office

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There are many non-seasonal blockbusters out there. However, holiday-themed movies can often be some of the most heartwarming and lucrative genre films out there. For millennials, the Jim Carrey flick How the Grinch Stole Christmas is definitely at the top when it comes to nostalgia. And it was a smash hit at the box office too.

Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment delivered another fan favorite in November 2000. Carrey starred How the Grinch Stole Christmas as the titular green grump. Molly Shannon, Christine Baranski and a young Taylor Momsen Before-gossip girl joined him.

Based on the popular children’s book by Dr. Seuss brought Carrey and the cast their own special magic to the well-known story. Believe it or not, the star actually underwent torture endurance training in preparation for spending more than 8 hours a day doing the requisite makeup for his character.

In total, How the Grinch Stole Christmas went on to earn $260 million at the box office. As Forbes pointed out, it became the “top-grossing vacation film” of the time.

Since the 90’s. Carrey has never failed to wow his fans. A consistent box-office hit, it’s probably not too surprising to learn that Celebrity Net Worth listed his net worth as a staggering $180 million.

Carrey burst out with hits Ace Ventura: Animal Detective, The maskand Dumb and Dumber. He leaned into having toned-down roles The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Spirit. But he always put seats in cinema seats.

Except for his beloved Showtime series jokingly, Most of Carrey’s work is on the big screen. More recently, fans saw him play the role of Dr. Robotnik in the role of Dr. Robotnik took over Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise. IMDb has outlined Carrey’s impressive and remarkable journey in Hollywood.

Despite, or perhaps despite, Carrey’s success on the big screen, the star has been lauded in the past for championing socialism with so much wealth.

dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas was published in 1957. And since then, the popular tale has undergone a number of screen adaptations.

1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the 26-minute TV special, premiered on CBS. Fans became a holiday staple in 2000 and were ecstatic when they took the real-life classic.

Almost two decades later, in 2018, it was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier Spoilsport gives the popular holiday story a new perspective. In the end it was incredibly close Spoilsport earned slightly more than its predecessor at the box office. However, there is an even smaller margin for inflation.

As for the reception Spoilsport wins there too. The animated strip, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice actors in the title role, scored 59% on Rotten Tomatoes. The 2000 film also has a lousy score (49%). But the original classic? A perfect 100%. Still, most people think of Jim Carrey’s version when they think of a blockbuster.

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