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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-#8--#5
 
Genres & FranchisesFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Franchise: The Santa Clause-#3--#2
Genre: Christmas#16#12#14#6#8
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#1081#870#1052#271#403
Opening Weeks#1127#1105#1092#502#673
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#138-#55#54#117
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#119#128#54#53#105
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops---#42#131
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#154#194#157--
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends-#120--#179
Opening Weekends#1045#978#861#496#570
Opening Weekends - November#130#121#111#67#80
Opening Weekends - Holiday#194#182#169#95#117
Fifth Weekends---#181#43
Eighth Weekends---#117#177
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#182#36#479#40#38
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#377#60#944#73#67
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#562#93#1328#112#105
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1563#421#2870#484#460
Rated G-#53--#26
Rated G and PG---#96#136
Rated G, Opening Weekends-#43--#28
Rated PG, Opening Weekends--#176#109-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends---#131#148
Widest Releases#352#470#514#547#576
Widest Opening Releases#324#439#498#546#536
Widest G Rated Openings-#20--#24
Widest G Rated Releases-#22--#26
Widest PG Rated Openings#119-#160#173-
Widest PG Rated Releases#124-#162#168-
Slowest to $100 million---#323#237
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1340#1217#1103#449#578
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#156#157#63#61#110
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#117#122#54#52#88
Opening Weekends Not At #1 Adjusted--#188#38-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#148#135#112#72#76
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1215#1062#835#435#458
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday--#173#100#106
Fifth Weekends Adjusted---#198#60
Rated G Adjusted-#83--#50
Rated G and PG Adjusted---#148#197
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#48--#23
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#188#99-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted---#120#126
 
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