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Bad Santa (2003)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $60,060,328Details
International Box Office $17,086,703
Worldwide Box Office $77,147,031
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
78% - Certified Fresh
Audience
75% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$18,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 26th, 2003 (Wide) by Miramax/Dimension
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence
Running Time: 93 minutes
Franchise: Bad Santa
Comparisons: vs. Bad Santa 2
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Keywords: Christmas, Confidence Men
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Black Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Dimension Films, Mike Zoss
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,546 $7,193 Mar 19, 2004 117
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,142 $45,134 Mar 12, 2004 110
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 753 $145,351 Mar 5, 2004 103
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 759 $182,408 Feb 27, 2004 96
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,695 $6,831 Feb 20, 2004 89
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,165 $37,827 Feb 13, 2004 82
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,115 $13,468 Feb 6, 2004 75
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,037 $27,656 Jan 30, 2004 68
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,510 $84,531 Jan 23, 2004 61
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,893 $235,935 Jan 16, 2004 54
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,144 $1,005,569 Jan 9, 2004 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 657 $2,937,737 Jan 2, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 597 $4,526,000 Dec 26, 2003 33
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 1,189 $50,947,195 Dec 26, 2003 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 875 $5,102,135 Dec 19, 2003 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,170 $6,012,550 Dec 12, 2003 19
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,613 $7,014,010 Dec 5, 2003 12
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 309 $12,292,952 Nov 28, 2003 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,484 $12,292,952 Nov 28, 2003 5
Widest Opening Weekend 2,249 2,005 Nov 28, 2003 5

Cast

   Willie T. Soke
   Gin Slagel
   Marcus
Lauren Graham    Sue
   The Kid
Lauren Tom    Lois
John Ritter    Mall manager
Ajay Naidu    Hindustani Troublemaker
Alex Borstein    Milwaukee Mom with Photo
Lorna Scott    Milwaukee Mother
Harrison Bieker    Milwaukee Boy
Bryan Callen    Miami Bartender
Dylan Charles    Milwaukee Bratty Kid
Billy Gardell    Milwaukee Security Guard
Lisa Ross    Milwaukee Bartender
Alexandra Korhan    Drum Set Girl
Tom McGowan    Harrison
Grace Calderon    Big Booty Woman
Christine Pichardo    Photo Elf
Bucky Dominick    Nintendo Deer Hunter 3 Boy
Georgia Eskew    Barbie Girl
Hayden Bromberg    Fraggle-Stick Boy
Max Van Ville    Skateboard Bully
Briana Norton    Pinball Girl
Octavia Spencer    Opal
Hallie Singleton    Woman in Food Court
Ryan Pinkston    Shoplifter
Matt Walsh    Herb
Natsuko Ohama    Pedicurist
Dave Adams    Prison Guard
Ethan Phillips    Roger Merman
Joey Saravia    Pokemon Child
Cody Strauch    Watching Boy
Marshall Dvorin    Watching Boy
Curtis Taylor    Phoenix Security Guard
John Bunnell    Police Chief

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Glenn Ficarra
Screenwriter    John Requa
Producer    Bob Weinstein
Producer    John Cameron
Producer    Sarah Aubrey
Executive Producer    Joel Coen
Executive Producer    Ethan Coen
Co-Executive Producer    Harvey Weinstein
Co-Executive Producer    Brad Weston
Co-Producer    David Crockett
Editor    Robert Hoffman
Director of Photography    Jamie Anderson
Production Designer    Sharon Seymour
Costume Designer    Wendy Chuck
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Felicia Fasano
Assistant Director    James Alan Hensz
Unit Production Manager    David Crockett
Unit Production Manager    Robert Leveen
Production Supervisor    Haley Sweet
Art Director    Peter Borck
Set Decorator    Robert Greenfield
Costume Supervisor    Nava Sadan
Additional Editor    Peter Teschner
Sound Mixer    Mark Weingarten
Sound Mixer    Lee Orloff
Re-recording Mixer    Matthew Iadarola
Re-recording Mixer    Gary Gegan
Supervising Sound Editor    Larry Kemp
Supervising Sound Editor    Mike Benavente
Sound Effects Editor    Jason W. Jennings
Sound Effects Editor    Greg ten Bosch
Sound Effects Editor    John Nutt
Sound Effects Editor    Kyrsten Mate
Sound Effects Editor    Sam Hinkley
Sound Effects Editor    James LeBrecht
Dialogue Editor    Susan Dudeck
Dialogue Editor    Bob Newlan
Music Editor    Shannon Erbe
Music Editor-Additional Music Editor    Erica Weis
Make up    Carrie Angland
Make up    Frank Perez
Hairstylist    Rita Troy
Composer    David Kitay
Music Supervisor    Rachel Levy
Stunt Coordinator    Mickey Giacomazzi
Stunt Coordinator    Jeff Dashnaw
Stunt Coordinator    Gary Davis

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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
2003/11/28 6 $12,292,952   2,005 $6,131   $16,801,187 5
2003/12/05 6 $7,014,010 -43% 2,091 $3,354   $27,138,311 12
2003/12/12 7 $6,012,550 -14% 2,540 $2,367   $35,715,007 19
2003/12/19 7 $5,102,135 -15% 2,225 $2,293   $42,910,876 26
2003/12/26 9 $4,526,000 -11% 1,710 $2,647   $50,947,195 33
2004/01/02 10 $2,937,737 -35% 1,710 $1,718   $56,909,596 40
2004/01/09 16 $1,005,569 -66% 1,098 $916   $58,630,223 47
2004/01/16 29 $235,935 -77% 389 $607   $59,189,984 54
2004/01/23 46 $84,531 -64% 164 $515   $59,371,103 61
2004/01/30 57 $27,656 -67% 71 $390   $59,429,410 68
2004/02/06 73 $13,468 -51% 38 $354   $59,457,189 75
2004/02/13 59 $37,827 +181% 201 $188   $59,500,968 82
2004/02/20 93 $6,831 -82% 2 $3,416   $59,523,270 89
2004/02/27 36 $182,408 +2,570% 183 $997   $59,707,598 96
2004/03/05 38 $145,351 -20% 169 $860   $59,936,060 103
2004/03/12 53 $45,134 -69% 77 $586   $60,030,347 110
2004/03/19 79 $7,193 -84% 25 $288   $60,057,639 117

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/26 8 $1,800,000   2,005 $898   $1,800,000 1
2003/11/27 5 $3,100,000 +72% 2,005 $1,546   $4,900,000 2
2003/11/28 6 $4,600,000 +48% 2,005 $2,294   $9,500,000 3
2003/11/29 5 $4,917,000 +7% 2,005 $2,452   $14,035,000 4
2003/11/30 4 $2,766,000 -44% 2,005 $1,380   $16,801,187 5
2003/12/01 1 $844,000 -69% 2,005 $421   $17,645,000 6
2003/12/02 1 $835,000 -1% 2,005 $416   $18,480,000 7
2003/12/03 1 $787,000 -6% 2,005 $393   $19,267,000 8
2003/12/04 1 $833,000 +6% 2,005 $415   $20,124,000 9
2003/12/05 5 $2,100,000 +152% 2,091 $1,004   $22,200,000 10
2003/12/06 6 $2,972,000 +42% 2,091 $1,421   $25,162,000 11
2003/12/07 6 $1,976,000 -34% 2,091 $945   $27,138,311 12
2003/12/08 2 $596,000 -70% 2,091 $285   $27,734,000 13
2003/12/09 2 $639,000 +7% 2,091 $306   $28,373,000 14
2003/12/10 2 $639,000 n/c 2,091 $306   $29,013,000 15
2003/12/11 2 $699,000 +9% 2,091 $334   $29,712,000 16
2003/12/12 5 $1,800,000 +158% 2,540 $709   $31,500,000 17
2003/12/13 7 $2,584,000 +44% 2,540 $1,017   $34,153,000 18
2003/12/14 5 $1,562,000 -40% 2,540 $615   $35,715,007 19
2003/12/15 4 $561,000 -64% 2,540 $221   $36,276,000 20
2003/12/16 4 $569,000 +1% 2,540 $224   $36,845,000 21
2003/12/17 4 $557,000 -2% 2,540 $219   $37,402,000 22
2003/12/18 4 $560,000 +1% 2,540 $220   $37,809,000 23
2003/12/19 7 $1,300,000 +132% 2,225 $584   $39,100,000 24
2003/12/20 6 $2,000,000 +54% 2,225 $899   $41,187,000 25
2003/12/21 6 $1,724,000 -14% 2,225 $775   $42,911,000 26
2003/12/22 8 $729,000 -58% 2,225 $328   $43,640,000 27
2003/12/23 8 $850,000 +17% 2,225 $382   $44,490,000 28
2003/12/24 7 $564,000 -34% 2,225 $253   $45,054,000 29
2003/12/25 9 $1,409,000 +150% 1,710 $824   $46,463,000 30
2003/12/26 9 $1,592,000 +13% 1,710 $931   $48,055,000 31
2003/12/27 9 $1,623,000 +2% 1,710 $949   $49,688,000 32
2003/12/28 9 $1,259,000 -22% 1,710 $736   $50,947,195 33
2004/01/01 10 $1,122,000   1,710 $656   $53,971,859 37
2004/01/02 10 $1,300,000 +16% 1,710 $760   $55,300,000 38
2004/01/03 10 $1,155,000 -11% 1,710 $675   $56,332,000 39
2004/01/19 32 $40,406   389 $104   $59,230,390 55
2004/02/16 61 $5,340   201 $27   $59,506,308 83

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2003/11/28 5 $15,616,066   2,005 $7,789   $20,124,301 9
2003/12/05 5 $9,578,156 -39% 2,091 $4,581   $29,702,457 16
2003/12/12 5 $8,106,284 -15% 2,540 $3,191   $37,808,741 23
2003/12/19 7 $8,612,454 +6% 2,225 $3,871   $46,421,195 30
2003/12/26 10 $7,550,664 -12% 1,710 $4,416   $53,971,859 37
2004/01/02 11 $3,652,795 -52% 1,710 $2,136   $57,624,654 44
2004/01/09 15 $1,329,395 -64% 1,098 $1,211   $58,954,049 51
2004/01/16 33 $332,523 -75% 389 $855   $59,286,572 58
2004/01/23 46 $115,182 -65% 164 $702   $59,401,754 65
2004/01/30 55 $41,967 -64% 71 $591   $59,443,721 72
2004/02/06 65 $19,420 -54% 38 $511   $59,463,141 79
2004/02/13 59 $53,298 +174% 201 $265   $59,516,439 86
2004/02/20 94 $8,751 -84% 2 $4,376   $59,525,190 93
2004/02/27 37 $265,519 +2,934% 183 $1,451   $59,790,709 100
2004/03/05 42 $194,504 -27% 169 $1,151   $59,985,213 107
2004/03/12 54 $65,233 -66% 77 $847   $60,050,446 114
2004/03/19 79 $9,882 -85% 25 $395   $60,060,328 121

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