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Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Bad Santa 2
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $15,338,046Details
International Box Office $3,630,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $18,968,046
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Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is ‘the kid’ — chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie’s sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie’s horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang’s ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, the charity director with a heart of gold and libido of steel.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2016 (Wide) by Broad Green Pictures
International Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide), released as Лошият Дядо Коледа 2 (Bulgaria)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (New Zealand)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovenia)
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MPAA Rating: R for crude sexual content and language throughout, and some graphic nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2440 (Cert #50643), 8/31/2016)
Running Time: 92 minutes
Franchise: Bad Santa
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Keywords: Delayed Sequel, Christmas in November, Christmas, Santa Claus Impersonators, Heist, Dwarfism, Addiction
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Ingenious Media, Broad Green Pictures, Miramax Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,871 $3,286,338 Dec 2, 2016 12
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,555 $6,176,680 Nov 25, 2016 5
Widest Opening Weekend 958 2,920 Nov 25, 2016 5


   Willie Soke
Kathy Bates    Sunny Soke
Tony Cox    Marcus Skidmore
Christina Hendricks    Diane Hastings
Brett Kelly    Thurman Merman
Ryan Hansen    Regent Hastings
Jenny Zigrino    Gina De Luca
Jeff Skowron    Dorfman
Mike Starr    Jolly Santa
Cristina Rosato    Alice
Octavia Spencer    Opal
Ranee Lee    Choirmaster
Selah Victor    Breast Feeding Mom
Lombardo Boyar    Valet Boss
Dean Hagopian    Costume Greeter
Marc-Andre Boulanger    Tatooed Jail Dude
Sean Devine    Jail Guard
Maria Herrera    Bus Driver
Christopher Tyson    AA Meeting Jason
Tyrone Benskin    AA Group Leader
Bineyam Girma    Pedicab Driver
Valerie Wiseman    Greta
Arthur Holden    Buttslap Santa
David Correa    Peeing Boy
Violet Reid    Grand Rapids Girl
Ethan Caminsky    Video Game Boy
Daniela De Gregorio    Stuffed Cow Girl
Piper Davies    Penguin Girl
Noah Tran    Hand Grenade Boy
Kyle Switzer    Angry Drugstore Worker
Huntington Daly    Mustang Owner
Clarrel Pope    Valet
Jason Brillanties    Valet
Linda Nourse    Volunteer Greeter
Frank Fiola    Bartender
Jason Cavalier    Chicago Policeman
Vlado Stokanic    Santa Con Bouncer
Richard Anderson    Santa Con Bouncer
Dany Wiseman    Piano Player

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Johnny Rosenthal
Screenwriter    Shauna Cross
Based on Characters Created by    Glenn Ficarra
Based on Characters Created by    John Requa
Producer    Andrew Gunn
Producer    Geyer Kosinski
Executive Producer    Zanne Devine
Executive Producer    David Thwaites
Executive Producer    Daniel Hammond
Executive Producer    Gabriel Hammond
Executive Producer    Mark Waters
Executive Producer    Jessica Tuchinsky
Executive Producer    Adam Fields
Executive Producer    Doug Ellin
Director of Photography    Theo Van de Sande
Production Designer    Isabelle Guay
Editor    Travis Sittard
Costume Designer    Mario Davignon
Co-Producer    Jeffrey Lampert
Music Supervisor    Tracy McKnight
Composer    Lyle Workman
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman
Production Manager    Helene Ross
First Assistant Director    Andrew Shea
Second Assistant Director    Renato DeCotiis
Stunt Coordinator    Dave McKeown
Second Unit Director    Dave McKeown
Art Director    Robert Parle
Art Director    Jean-Pierre Paquet
First Assistant Art Director    Michel Clement
Key Set Decorator    Paul Hotte
Set Decorator    Daniel Hamelin
Set Decorator    Marie-Soleil Denomme
Set Decorator    Frederic Berthiaume
Set Designer    Jean Gagnon
Set Designer    Etienne Gravrand
Set Designer    David Gaucher
Sound Mixer    Simon Poudrette
Costume Supervisor    Fabienne April
Make up    Colleen Quinton
Hairstylist    Ronald J. Rolfe
Post-Production Supervisor    Lisa Rodgers
Supervising Sound Editor    Becky Sullivan
Re-recording Mixer    Terry Porter
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
First Assistant Director    Steve La Ponsie
Assistant Editor    Richard Saulnier II
Special Effects Supervisor    Louis Craig
Special Effects Coordinator    Carole Gauthier
Script Supervisor    Isabelle Faivre-Duboz
Location Manager    Michele St-Arnaud
Line Producer    Steve Eccelsine
Unit Production Manager    Elaine Dysinger
Visual Effects Executive Producer    Sebastien Moreau
Visual Effects Supervisor    Andre U Montambeaul
Visual Effects Producer    Daniel Lavoie

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moana Sails to Victory with $28.27 million

December 6th, 2016


As expected, Moana dominated the weekend box office chart with a $10 million lead over its nearest competitor earning $28.27 million. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also did well with $18.12 million. Unfortunately, those were the only two films to earn more than $10 million over the weekend and this left the overall box office down a massive 48% from last weekend to just $95 million. Worse still, this is 2.8% lower than the same weekend last year. I’m actually surprised it’s that close, because there were four films that earned more than $10 million last year, including the biggest new release, Krampus. 2016 was able to crack $10 billion before the weekend and has a very substantial lead at $10.12 billion to $9.66 billion for 2015. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2016


As expected, Moana earned first place over the Thanksgiving weekend and became the biggest true opener in the holiday’s history. (Technically Frozen opened in limited release the week before and as we learned from Futurama, technically correct is the best kind of correct.) The film was a little more front-loaded than expected and nearly matched our predictions. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them held on better than predicted and that one-two punch helped the overall box office grow 17% from last weekend to $184 million, over the three-day portion of the weekend. This is nearly identical to the same weekend last year; in fact, it was up by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.99 billion. 2016 will soon become the eighth year in a row to reach the $10 billion milestone. This is 5.0% / $470 million above last year’s pace. I’ve been saying for a while that we needed to enter December with a $300 million advantage over 2015 in order to come out ahead at the end of the year, so this is great news. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Sails to Thanksgiving Win

November 27th, 2016


Disney’s domination of Thanksgiving weekend will continue in 2016, with Moana expected to post $55.5 million for the three-day weekend and $81.1 million in total, making it either the second-best or best Thanksgiving opener of all time, depending on what you consider an “opener.” Disney is claiming second place for Moana behind Frozen, which had a $67.4 million 3-day weekend, and $93.6 million 5-day weekend back in 2013. That film had already opened in a single theater the weekend before, so if we want to split hairs, it technically wasn’t opening that weekend. Either way you look at it, it’s a great start for Moana, and another handsome win for Disney. The studio can now claim the top six 5-day Thanksgiving debuts and and the top eight 3-day Thanksgiving openings of all time. More...

Weekend Predictions: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23rd, 2016


Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most lucrative weekends of the year and this time around we could have a relatively close battle between a new release, Moana, and last week’s number one film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. At least that’s what analysts thought, before we saw the preview numbers. None of the rest of the new wide releases are expected to do much. Allied could become a midlevel hit, but I would be surprised if its budget was only midlevel. Bad Santa 2 is on its way to becoming another comedy sequel that bombs. If Rules Don’t Apply’s previews are any indication, it will become one of the worst box office performers of the year. This weekend last year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 beat The Good Dinosaur rather easily. However, Fantastic Beasts started slower than Moana, so I think we will have a new winner this week. More...

Contest: Say Thanks

November 17th, 2016


There are four films opening next week, but only one of them, Moana, is going to be a major factor at the box office. Allied looks like it will be a midlevel hit, but it likely cost a serious amount of money to make, so a midlevel hit won’t be enough. Finally, there are limited releases coming out that will top Bad Santa 2 or Rules Don’t Apply. Because the new releases are so lop-sided, Moana is the only serious choice for 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 Moana.

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 or either a full-season TV on DVD release, two movies, or three single-discs kids movies, winners’ choice, from our collection or previously reviewed titles. 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, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Remember, while Moana opens on Wednesday, we only care about the Friday through Sunday three-day weekend.

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...

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
2016/11/25 7 $6,176,680   2,920 $2,115   $9,101,213 5
2016/12/02 8 $3,286,338 -47% 2,945 $1,116   $14,287,381 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/23 7 $1,564,769   2,920 $536   $1,564,769 1
2016/11/24 6 $1,359,764 -13% 2,920 $466   $2,924,533 2
2016/11/25 7 $2,311,142 +70% 2,920 $791   $5,235,675 3
2016/11/26 7 $2,498,946 +8% 2,920 $856   $7,734,621 4
2016/11/27 7 $1,366,592 -45% 2,920 $468   $9,101,213 5
2016/11/28 6 $456,838 -67% 2,920 $156   $9,558,051 6
2016/11/29 6 $617,695 +35% 2,920 $212   $10,175,746 7
2016/11/30 6 $431,944 -30% 2,920 $148   $10,607,690 8
2016/12/01 6 $393,353 -9% 2,920 $135   $11,001,043 9
2016/12/02 8 $960,988 +144% 2,945 $326   $11,962,031 10
2016/12/03 8 $1,449,837 +51% 2,945 $492   $13,411,868 11
2016/12/04 8 $875,513 -40% 2,945 $297   $14,287,381 12
2016/12/05 6 $305,834 -65% 2,945 $104   $14,593,215 13
2016/12/06 7 $435,644 +42% 2,945 $148   $15,028,859 14
2016/12/07 7 $309,187 -29% 2,945 $105   $15,338,046 15

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 12 $2,924,533   2,920 $1,002   $2,924,533 2
2016/11/25 7 $8,076,510 +176% 2,920 $2,766   $11,001,043 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Australia 11/25/2016 $437,809 205 205 407 $826,759 12/5/2016
Bulgaria 11/25/2016 $13,258 0 0 0 $29,498 12/8/2016
Czech Republic 12/2/2016 $19,468 72 72 72 $19,468 12/7/2016
Netherlands 11/25/2016 $61,935 27 27 54 $132,517 12/7/2016
New Zealand 11/25/2016 $47,402 52 52 100 $92,101 12/5/2016
Portugal 12/2/2016 $32,395 19 19 19 $32,446 12/8/2016
Russia (CIS) 12/2/2016 $357,015 704 704 704 $357,015 12/7/2016
Slovakia 12/2/2016 $14,839 53 53 53 $14,839 12/8/2016
Slovenia 11/25/2016 $7,321 14 14 14 $9,603 12/7/2016
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $995,957 423 423 820 $1,803,464 12/7/2016
Rest of World $312,290
International Total$3,630,000 12/8/2016

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