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Fred Claus

The Santa Clause 3

Christmas with the Kranks

Elf

The Santa Clause 2
GenreComedyFamily ComedyFamily ComedyComedyFamily Comedy
StudioWarner Bros.Buena VistaSony (Revolution)New LineBuena Vista
Release DateNovember 9, 2007November 3, 2006November 24, 2004November 7, 2003November 1, 2002
Domestic Gross$72,006,777$84,500,122$73,780,539$173,398,518$139,236,327
Production Budgetn/an/a$60 million$33 million$65 million
Running Time1 hr. 56 min.1 hr. 38 min.1 hr. 34 min.1 hr. 35 min.1 hr. 45 min.
MPAA RatingPGGPGPGG
MPAA Reasonmild language and some rude humorbrief language and suggestive contentfor some mild rude humor and language
 

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Domestic SummaryFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Total Gross$72,006,777$84,500,122$73,780,539$173,398,518$139,236,327
Opening Weekend*$18,515,473$19,504,038$21,570,867$31,113,501$29,008,696
Theaters3,6033,4583,3933,3373,350
Average$5,138$5,640$6,357$9,323$8,659
Opening % of Total25.7%23.1%29.2%17.9%20.8%
Second Weekend Drop-35.7%-13.2%-48.2%-15.4%-14.7%
Widest Release3,6033,4583,4163,3813,352
Close DateFebruary 14, 2008February 8, 2007January 13, 2005March 4, 2004February 6, 2003
In Release98 days / 14 weeks98 days / 14 weeksn/a119 days / 17 weeks98 days / 14 weeks
*Note: If a movie opened in limited release and later went wide, data from the first wide weekend of release is used.
 
Worldwide SummaryFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Worldwide Gross$97,838,349$110,768,122$96,572,480$220,443,451$172,855,065
Foreign Gross$25,831,572$26,268,000$22,791,941$47,044,933$33,618,738
Foreign % of Worldwide26.4%23.7%23.6%21.3%19.4%
Domestic Gross$72,006,777$84,500,122$73,780,539$173,398,518$139,236,327
Domestic % of Worldwide73.6%76.3%76.4%78.7%80.6%
 
People SummaryFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Actor: Tim Allen-#7#8-#6
Composer: John Debney--#25#6-
Director: Michael Lembeck-#2--#1
Producer: Jeffrey Silver-#7--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Franchise: The Santa Clause-#3--#2
Genre: Christmas#13#10#12#5#7
Genre: Comedy - Fat Suit-#13--#5
Showdown: 'Four Christmases' Comp Romp#6-#5--
Showdown: Christmas Comedy Showdown#5#3#4#1#2
Showdown: Family Christmas Clash-#6-#2#4
 
Chart RankingsFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
All Time Domestic#966#773#941#230#346
Opening Weeks#981#962#951#420#574
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#120-#46#45#101
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#102#109#45#44#89
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops---#40#125
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#131#169#134--
Opening Weekends Not At #1--#198#58-
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends-#107--#164
Opening Weekends#909#849#745#414#485
Opening Weekends - November#113#104#95#55#67
Opening Weekends - Holiday#172#160#149#79#100
Ninth Weekends---#165#198
Fifth Weekends---#154#34
Sixth Weekends---#149#189
Seventh Weekends---#95#188
Eighth Weekends---#107#164
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#165#30#407#33#32
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#349#50#845#61#57
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#529#81#1213#98#93
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1484#395#2691#455#434
Rated G-#52--#25
Rated G and PG---#84#119
Rated G, Opening Weekends-#42--#27
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#178-#151#93-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends--#188#114#131
Widest Releases#254#355#394#418#442
Widest Opening Releases#231#330#382#421#413
Widest G Rated Openings-#19--#23
Widest G Rated Releases-#21--#25
Widest PG Rated Openings#89-#126#138-
Widest PG Rated Releases#93-#127#131-
Slowest to $100 million---#299#219
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1225#1110#1004#400#515
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#144#145#57#55#101
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#105#110#48#46#79
Opening Weekends Not At #1 Adjusted--#171#35-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#132#120#100#61#65
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1108#967#753#386#408
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#189#157#87#93
Second Weekends Adjusted---#177#190
Fifth Weekends Adjusted---#188#58
Rated G Adjusted-#81--#50
Rated G and PG Adjusted---#141#188
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#47--#22
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#172#87-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted---#107#113
 
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