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Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $38,147,500Details
International Box Office $76,011Details
Worldwide Box Office $38,223,511
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The festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material, drug content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2421 (Cert #50398), 4/20/2016)
Running Time: 107 minutes
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Keywords: Christmas, Christmas in November, Family Reunion, African-American, Dysfunctional Family, Ensemble, Generational Conflict, Widow/Widower, Romance, Divorcée Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions, Perfect World Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,807 $2,500,000 Dec 2, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,237 $5,694,620 Nov 25, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,535 $7,256,950 Nov 18, 2016 10
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 244 $15,134,235 Nov 11, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,173 $15,134,235 Nov 11, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,751 2,376 Nov 11, 2016 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 595 $6,050,220 Nov 12, 2016 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,972 $6,050,220 Nov 12, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,478 $5,902,680 Nov 11, 2016 1


   Aunt May
Keri Hilson    Jasmine
Gladys Knight    Shelter Director Dorothy
Chloe Spencer    Shelter Assistant
Greg Alan Williams    Pastor Browning
Tara Batesole    Rental Car Clerk
Jeff Rose    Brian
Ric Reitz    Coach Packer
Ravi Naidu    Dr. Patel
Steven A. Smith    Himself
Tara Jones    Newswoman
Monica Brown    Waitress
Johnny Land    AAA Guy
Teresa Sykes    Church Lady
Karl Bynes    Lead Singer
Keon Mitchell    Young Walter
Rachel Kylian    Young Grace
A. Sabrena Farmer    Older Grace

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    David E. Talbert
Producer    Will Packer
Executive Producer    David E. Talbert
Executive Producer    Lyn Sisson-Talbert
Executive Producer    Jeff Morrone
Executive Producer    Gabrielle Union
Executive Producer    Preston Holmes
Executive Producer    James Lopez
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Editor    Troy Takaki
Composer    John Paesano
Director of Photography    Larry Blanford
Costume Designer    Sekinah Brown
Music Supervisor    Julia Michels
Casting Director    Kim Taylor-Coleman
Unit Production Manager    Katie Willard Troebs
Unit Production Manager    Preston Holmes
First Assistant Director    Van Hayden
Second Assistant Director    Tracey Poirier
Art Director    Gentry Akens
Set Designer    Danny Brown
Set Decorator    Marthe Pineau
Sound Mixer    Todd Weaver
Special Effects Coordinator    David Trifunovich
Costume Supervisor    Shilla Benning
Make up    Yolanda Sheridan
Make up    Ebony Parson
Hairstylist    Andrea Jackson
Hairstylist    Ka’Maura Eley
Associate Producer    Shayla Cowan
Script Supervisor    D.J. Barton
Location Manager    Andrew Ullman
Re-recording Mixer    Derek Vanderhorst
Re-recording Mixer    Wayne Lemmer
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
First Assistant Editor    Jered Zalman
Supervising Sound Editor    Derek Vanderhorst
Supervising Sound Editor    Wayne Lemmer
Dialogue Editor    Kira Roessler
Sound Editor    Jacob Houchen
Music Editor    Angie Rubin
Music Scoring Mixer    Alan Meyerson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott M. Davids
Stunt Coordinator    Guss Gerard Williams

Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Holiday Box Office Season has Arrived

November 15th, 2016


The weekend box office was better than anticipated, thanks mostly to Remembrance Day. Doctor Strange fell less than 50%, which is stunning for a big blockbuster like this. Trolls held on even better and Arrival had a surprisingly strong opening weekend. Granted, the overall box office still dropped by 18% to $158 million, but some drop-off is unavoidable the weekend after a blockbuster release. This was 46% higher than the same weekend last year and that is a lot more important. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $9.49 billion, putting it 5.7% or $510 million ahead of last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange

While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Arrival Won’t Get Shut Out

November 11th, 2016


Arrival earned an impressive $1.45 million during its previews last night. This is a little more than the $1.4 million Gravity earned this time in 2013. Granted, midnight shows were not as ubiquitous as they are now, but I still think this is a positive sign. Its reviews should help its legs and while our prediction was a little more bullish than most, I’m a little more confident now. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Any New Release Arrive on Top?

November 10th, 2016


There are a trio of new releases coming out this week, but none of them are expected to challenge for top spot. Arrival is earning stellar reviews, but it is also being released by Paramount and they’ve had a terrible year. Almost Christmas is a Christmas movie aimed at African-Americans. It should do well enough to become a financial success, but it won’t be a major player at the box office. Then there’s Shut In, which is barely opening wide and will very likely miss the top five. It might miss the Mendoza Line. This will leave Doctor Strange with an easy first place, while Trolls should remain in second. This weekend last year, the new releases were pitiful. The best earned less than $10 million. If 2016 doesn’t win in the year-over-year comparison, then we are in serious trouble. More...

Contest: Arrive on Time

November 4th, 2016


There are three widish releases next week, but none of them are opening at a saturation level theater count. In fact, none of them are coming close. Arrival will very likely be the biggest of the three new releases, but it will fall behind Doctor Strange’s sophomore stint. Its estimated theater count is so small it might even open below Trolls. Almost Christmas is looking to become a solid midlevel hit, while Shut In is just praying for a spot in the top five. Because Arrival is expected to do the best, it is the target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Arrival.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Almost Christmas Trailer

September 8th, 2016

Family comedy with an ensemble cast led by Danny Glover opens November 11 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 4 $15,134,235   2,376 $6,370   $15,134,235 3
2016/11/18 5 $7,256,950 -52% 2,379 $3,050   $25,637,690 10
2016/11/25 8 $5,694,620 -22% 1,769 $3,219   $34,693,880 17
2016/12/02 10 $2,500,000 -56% 1,556 $1,607   $38,147,500 24

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 4 $5,902,680   2,376 $2,484   $5,902,680 1
2016/11/12 4 $6,050,220 +2% 2,376 $2,546   $11,952,900 2
2016/11/13 4 $3,181,335 -47% 2,376 $1,339   $15,134,235 3
2016/11/14 5 $836,690 -74% 2,376 $352   $15,970,925 4
2016/11/15 5 $1,121,010 +34% 2,376 $472   $17,091,935 5
2016/11/16 5 $658,280 -41% 2,376 $277   $17,750,215 6
2016/11/17 5 $630,525 -4% 2,376 $265   $18,380,740 7
2016/11/18 5 $1,987,590 +215% 2,379 $835   $20,368,330 8
2016/11/19 5 $3,367,410 +69% 2,379 $1,415   $23,735,740 9
2016/11/20 5 $1,901,950 -44% 2,379 $799   $25,637,690 10
2016/11/21 6 $683,210 -64% 2,379 $287   $26,320,900 11
2016/11/22 6 $845,965 +24% 2,379 $356   $27,166,865 12
2016/11/23 9 $777,510 -8% 1,868 $416   $27,944,375 13
2016/11/24 9 $1,054,885 +36% 1,868 $565   $28,999,260 14
2016/11/25 8 $2,307,365 +119% 1,769 $1,304   $31,306,625 15
2016/11/26 8 $2,366,330 +3% 1,769 $1,338   $33,672,955 16
2016/11/27 9 $1,020,925 -57% 1,769 $577   $34,693,880 17
2016/11/28 9 $246,550 -76% 1,769 $139   $34,940,430 18
2016/11/29 9 $320,090 +30% 1,769 $181   $35,260,520 19
2016/11/30 9 $195,320 -39% 1,868 $105   $35,455,840 20
2016/12/01 9 $191,310 -2% 1,868 $102   $35,647,150 21
2016/12/02 10 $696,000 +264% 1,556 $447   $36,343,150 22

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 4 $18,380,740   2,376 $7,736   $18,380,740 7
2016/11/18 6 $10,618,520 -42% 1,868 $5,684   $28,999,260 14
2016/11/25 9 $6,647,890 -37% 1,868 $3,559   $35,647,150 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $76,011 121 121 121 $76,011 11/30/2016
International Total$76,011 11/30/2016

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