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Movie SummaryFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe 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-#8--#5
 
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#1034#829#1006#251#377
Opening Weeks#1069#1048#1036#469#632
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#126-#48#47#105
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#107#115#47#46#93
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops---#42#128
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#136#175#139--
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends-#116--#173
Opening Weekends#991#927#814#464#536
Opening Weekends - November#118#109#100#59#71
Opening Weekends - Holiday#179#167#156#85#106
Fifth Weekends---#168#38
Eighth Weekends---#112#171
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#170#33#445#36#35
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#360#55#899#67#62
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#543#88#1276#106#100
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1523#408#2787#470#447
Rated G-#53--#26
Rated G and PG---#92#130
Rated G, Opening Weekends-#43--#28
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#197-#165#103-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends---#125#142
Widest Releases#307#416#457#488#515
Widest Opening Releases#282#390#446#489#480
Widest G Rated Openings-#20--#24
Widest G Rated Releases-#22--#26
Widest PG Rated Openings#107-#145#158-
Widest PG Rated Releases#111-#146#152-
Slowest to $100 million---#312#228
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1296#1175#1063#428#550
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#147#148#59#57#103
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#108#113#50#48#81
Opening Weekends Not At #1 Adjusted--#183#38-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#137#124#104#65#69
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1171#1022#803#415#437
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday-#195#163#92#98
Fifth Weekends Adjusted---#193#58
Rated G Adjusted-#83--#50
Rated G and PG Adjusted---#147#195
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#48--#23
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#182#95-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted---#116#122
 
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