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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--#23#5-
Director: Michael Lembeck-#2--#1
Producer: Jeffrey Silver-#6--#4
 
Genres & FranchisesFred ClausThe Santa Clause 3Christmas with the KranksElfThe Santa Clause 2
Franchise: The Santa Clause-#3--#2
Genre: Christmas#11#8#10#3#5
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#880#699#857#196#301
Opening Weeks#874#857#846#360#503
Worst Openings - Super Saturated#181#200---
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends#111-#41#40#92
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends#93#100#40#39#80
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Biggest Drops-#196-#37#116
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend - Best Holds#121#156#124--
Opening Weekends Not At #1--#164#46-
Saturday Share of Opening Weekends-#98--#151
Opening Weekends#812#755#654#355#416
Opening Weekends - November#103#94#85#47#58
Opening Weekends - Holiday#156#144#133#68#86
Ninth Weekends---#154#186
Second Weekends---#157#179
Third Weekends---#109#182
Fourth Weekends---#12#181
Fifth Weekends---#139#29
Sixth Weekends---#134#170
Seventh Weekends---#88#174
Eighth Weekends---#101#152
Smallest Drops, 3,000+ theaters (Super-Saturation)#145#27#350#30#29
Smallest Drops, 2,500+ theaters (Saturation)#318#46#758#55#52
Smallest Drops, 2,000+ theaters (Very Wide)#491#76#1110#91#87
Smallest Drops, All Wide Releases#1419#382#2544#438#418
Rated G-#49--#25
Rated G and PG---#75#107
Rated G, Opening Weekends-#41--#26
Rated PG, Opening Weekends#158-#132#79-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends-#187#168#99#115
Widest Releases#195#283#315#337#357
Widest Opening Releases#177#261#307#339#332
Widest G Rated Openings-#18--#22
Widest G Rated Releases-#20--#24
Widest PG Rated Openings#69-#103#115-
Widest PG Rated Releases#72-#104#108-
Slowest to $100 million---#286#211
Opening Weeks Adjusted#1134#1024#926#356#464
Thanksgiving 3-day Weekends Adjusted#136#137#54#52#95
Thanksgiving 5-day Weekends Adjusted#97#101#45#43#73
Opening Weekends Not At #1 Adjusted--#154#31-
Opening Weekends Adjusted - November#122#110#92#56#59
Opening Weekends Adjusted#1018#891#685#342#363
Opening Weekends Adjusted - Holiday#194#174#144#80#85
Second Weekends Adjusted---#160#171
Third Weekends Adjusted---#118#195
Fifth Weekends Adjusted---#180#54
Rated G Adjusted-#78--#49
Rated G and PG Adjusted---#135#180
Rated G, Opening Weekends Adjusted-#46--#21
Rated PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#157#76-
Rated G and PG, Opening Weekends Adjusted--#196#96#101
 
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