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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $73,701,902Details
International Box Office $22,767,285
Worldwide Box Office $96,469,187
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  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$50,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 24th, 2004 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG for brief language and suggestive content
Comparisons: vs. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
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Keywords: Christmas
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,109 $301,214 Jan 7, 2005 47
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,185 $1,637,528 Dec 31, 2004 40
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,203 $2,586,277 Dec 24, 2004 33
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 821 $5,366,072 Dec 17, 2004 26
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 853 $7,610,848 Dec 10, 2004 19
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 874 $52,849,459 Dec 10, 2004 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 891 $11,163,492 Dec 3, 2004 12
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 301 $11,163,492 Dec 3, 2004 12
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 689 $5,080,868 Dec 4, 2004 11
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 159 $21,570,867 Nov 26, 2004 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 769 $21,570,867 Nov 26, 2004 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,212 $21,570,867 Nov 26, 2004 5
Widest Opening Weekend 403 3,393 Nov 26, 2004 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,133 $8,543,989 Nov 27, 2004 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 798 $8,864,305 Nov 26, 2004 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 367 $8,864,305 Nov 26, 2004 3
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 234 $5,816,000 Nov 25, 2004 2

Cast

   Luther Krank
Jamie Lee Curtis    Nora Krank
Dan Aykroyd    Vic Frohmeyer
Cheech Marin    Officer Salino
Jake Busey    Officer Treen
M. Emmet Walsh    Walt Scheel
Austin Pendleton    Umbrella Santa/Marty
Felicity Huffman    Merry
Julie Gonzalo    Blair Krank
Caroline Rhea    Candi

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    John Debney
Set Decorator    Karen O'Hara

War's World Leader

December 3rd, 2005

War of the Worlds easily won the race on the rental charts with $15.54 million in combined rentals, which is one of the best results of the year. This is more of a surprise than it may first seem, since people usually buy blockbusters like this and not rent them as much. More...

New Releases Score a Hat Trick on the Home Market

November 26th, 2005

New releases finished one, two, three on the rental charts this week with Madagascar leading the way. The film earned $7.94 million in combined rentals, which was ahead of the second place film by just over half a million dollars. More...

Millions Satisfy Their Sweet Tooth

November 19th, 2005

It was a busy week on the home market with three new releases in the top five including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which came in first. The re-adaptation took top spot with a combined total of $8.39 million in rentals; however, there was no breakdown on how much of that was due to people rentign the Deluxe Edition and how much went to Single Disc Edition. More...

DVD Releases for November 8, 2005

November 7th, 2005

Every week Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Buy from Amazon gets a second chance at... I'm just kidding. We're moving closer to the busy Christmas shopping season, and because of that there are a lot of prime DVDs worth picking up this week. Leading the way is Jay and Silent Bob Do Degrassi - Unrated Edition while Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2-Disc Special Edition earns a honorable mention. There are also... what's the philosophical term? ... a Metric Buttload of Christmas DVDs coming out this week, most of which should be ignored. More...

Local Flicks Compete for International Crown

December 29th, 2004

Ocean's Twelve opening in another two markets, (Mexico and Belgium) helped the heist film finish first on the international charts with $22.6 million on 5,183 screens in 46 markets. The film opened well in Belgium where it easily took first place with $1.2 million on just 75 screens. That's up nearly 40% compared to the the original, but down nearly 10% in Euros. In Mexico the film could only manage $1.8 million on 550 screens for a rather limp per screen average. However, in most markets the film is not holding up as well as the studio would have liked. For instance, in Germany the film dropped by more than 50%, in France the decline was 44%. The only exception appears to be Italy where holidays and a serious boost to screen count helped the film climb 33% to $2.9 million over the weekend. More...

International Box Office Stolen!

December 22nd, 2004

For the first time in many weeks there was a real race for top spot on the international charts, also, for the first time in many weeks The Incredibles didn't win that race. Boosted by debuts in 22 additional markets, Ocean's Twelve took top spot with $28.9 million on 3900 screens in 27 markets for a early total of $35.2 million. Compared to the original the results are mixed. IN many places it is a lot lower when compared in local currency, but thanks to the Dollar's extended losing streak, it's much higher in American funds. For instance, the film opened in first place in France with 5.7 million Euros, down 16% from its predecessor, however, that's $7.5 million in American funds, a increase of 28%. Other highlights include $5.3 million in Germany, $3.5 million in Spain, $2.2 million in Italy and $1.4 million in both Holland and Switzerland and just shy of $1 million in Sweden. The film remained in first place in Australia despite dropping 50% at the box office to just $1.8 million. More...

Competition Can't Stop the Supers

December 15th, 2004

Several films made their international debuts this weekend, but that didn't stop The Incredibles from taking top spot on the international box office, again. This weekend the film brought in an addition $32.1 million on 6,343 screens in 37 markets to lift its international tally to $152.1 million so far. The films busiest weekend in terms of raw dollars was the $5.7 million it earned in Germany, but with a theatre count of more than 1000, that wasn't as strong as the studio would have liked. The film did break the record for biggest opening for an animated movie with $1.7 million in Brazil. The film also opened first in Switzerland with $1.2 million, Austria with $931,000 and South Africa with $310,000. More...

Ocean Runs Deep, Blade Franchise Staked

December 13th, 2004

The two wide openings fell short of expectations, but by a combined margin just several million dollars, even so, this weekend was nearly 23% ahead of last weekend. And comparing it to last year's trio of disappointing wide releases results in a 19% increase. And while 2004 now sits 2.4% ahead of 2003 with $8.52 billion, that margin could evaporate as there's no sure thing, $300 million monster hit left to be released this year. More...

Sequels Start off Lucrative Holiday Season

December 10th, 2004

Two movies open wide this weekend, both looking to attract the same audience. In the end both films will suffer because of this, but both films should also do well enough to earn a profit while jumpstarting the box office. More...

Heroes Hit $100 Million

December 8th, 2004

A few big opening and very strong holdovers helped The Incredibles continue its torrid pace with $36.3 million in 24 markets, lifting its international tally to $104.6 million. It was the 16th film to cross that mark this year, and one of two films to do so this weekend. The film's biggest opening of the weekend was in Japan where it took in $7.3 million to finish in second place to local phenomenon, Howl's Moving Castle. Ironically, out of all the new openings, Japan was the only market where the film failed to open in first place. The biggest holdover was in the U.K. where the film took in another $8.1 million, down just 29%, and now sits just shy of $30 million there. The film was equally strong in other major markets: France, ($6.5 million, down 29%); Italy, ($4.4 million, down 19%); Spain, ($3.7 million, down 33%.) With major openings in Germany, among other markets, the film looks like it will keep up this torrid pace for quite some time, perhaps hitting $200 million before Christmas. More...

Closer Closes in the Top Five

December 6th, 2004

As expected, there was a big drop at the box office over the weekend, but there were a couple of surprises as the semi-limited release, Closer, out performed expectations to finish in fifth place. Overall the box office dropped to $87 million over the weekend, that's a massive 46% drop from last week, but more importantly, a nearly 11% drop from last year. That dropped 2004's lead over 2003 to just 2.2%, but things should pick up this week with the Wednesday release of Blade: Trinity and the Friday release of Ocean's Twelve. More...

The Calm Before the Winter Storm

December 3rd, 2004

The first weekend in December follows one of the busiest weekends of the year, and the studios are usually reluctant to put out their A-List material. This year it's an extreme example as there are no wide releases and while one of the limited releases has a reasonable shot at earning a place in the top 10, there will probably be no change in the top five, other than massive drops in box office dollars. Because of this, this week's column will be shorter than usual. More...

Incredibles have a Super Weekend

December 1st, 2004

With a nearly 3-1 lead over its nearest competitor, The Incredibles took top spot on the International Box Office charts this week with $44.3 million on 4,362 screens in 22 markets for a running tally of $59.1 million. The film opened number one in all twelve markets and in a few of the markets the film debuted in this week it was able to break the record for biggest debut by an animated films. However, in others it fell short to either Finding Nemo, (France) or Shrek 2 (the U.K. and Spain.) Its biggest single market was the U.K., where the brought in $18.1 million, including sneak peaks, which was a Disney record. Other highlights include $9.2 million in France, $5.6 million in Spain, $5.4 million in Italy, and $1.3 million in Belgium. Considering the results so far it should challenge for supremacy among the elite animated films and $400 million to $500 million isn't out of the question. More...

Leftovers for Thanksgiving

November 29th, 2004

It was the leftovers that ruled Thanksgiving weekend as neither of the new films could meet expectations. That helped the some of the holdovers excel, but not enough for any big gains over the weekend. Comparing the 3-day weekend we see gains of just 7.0% from last weekend and 0.25% from last year. Over the 5-day weekend, this year was up a mere 0.55% from last year. Year to date, 2004 know sits at $8.277 billion at the box office, up approximately 2.4% from the same point in 2003. More...

Movie Websites Launches for November 19 - November 25

November 24th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Christmas with the Kranks - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Will there be any Thanksgiving Turkeys at the Box Office?

November 24th, 2004

Thanksgiving long weekend is one of the busiest long weekends of the year and is usually a boon to new releases and family films. And while the later should do well, the former could struggle as they are both being savaged by critics. More...

Hidden Treasure at the Box Office

November 19th, 2004

Two new films open this weekend, but The Incredibles still look almost unbeatable at the box office with the primary competition coming from a certain yellow sponge. I think I feel a song coming one ...
Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh!
Who Lives in a Pineapple under the sea?
SpongeBob SquarePants
More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 29 - November 4

November 4th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

2004 Preview: November

November 1st, 2004

Award season kicks into high gear and the Thanksgiving Holiday means one thing: Christmas movies. Christmas In November movies are becoming frustratingly common these days and this year is no different, with two such movies coming out. There are also a few more award season hopefuls that span the whole spectrum of box office possibilities. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 15 - October 21

October 21st, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Blade: Trinity - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 8 - October 14

October 14th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner A Very Long Engagement - Official Site . If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for October 1 - October 7

October 7th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner Beauty Shop - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for September 3 - September 9

September 9th, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner A Dirty Shame - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

Movie Websites Launches for June 25 - July 1

July 2nd, 2004

During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates including the winner for the week, Spider-Man 2 - Official Site. If you know of any new movie websites not on this list feel free to e-mail me with the details. More...

New Movie Release Dates

January 9th, 2004

After a break for the Holidays, Hollywood is back in action again, shuffling around another batch of movie release dates. This week's shuffle includes, among others, new dates for Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Garfield, John Grisham's Skipping Christmas, J.M. Barrie's Neverland, Kingdom of Heaven and Little Black Book. If you know of any other new release information, please email us at releases@the-numbers.com. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/26 3 $21,570,867   3,393 $6,357   $30,818,212 5
2004/12/03 2 $11,163,492 -48% 3,416 $3,268   $44,926,841 12
2004/12/10 5 $7,610,848 -32% 3,294 $2,311   $54,781,892 19
2004/12/17 7 $5,366,072 -29% 2,941 $1,825   $61,972,118 26
2004/12/24 14 $2,586,277 -52% 2,135 $1,211   $68,835,654 33
2004/12/31 18 $1,637,528 -37% 1,825 $897   $73,077,009 40
2005/01/07 27 $301,214 -82% 898 $335   $73,701,902 47

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/24 5 $3,431,000   3,119 $1,100   $3,431,000 1
2004/11/25 2 $5,816,000 +70% 3,119 $1,865   $9,247,345 2
2004/11/26 3 $8,864,305 +52% 3,393 $2,613   $18,111,650 3
2004/11/27 3 $8,543,989 -4% 3,393 $2,518   $26,655,639 4
2004/11/28 4 $4,162,573 -51% 3,393 $1,227   $30,818,212 5
2004/11/29 4 $777,000 -81% 3,393 $229   $31,595,000 6
2004/11/30 4 $751,000 -3% 3,393 $221   $32,347,000 7
2004/12/01 4 $689,000 -8% 3,393 $203   $33,035,000 8
2004/12/02 3 $728,000 +6% 3,393 $215   $33,763,349 9
2004/12/03 2 $3,300,000 +353% 3,416 $966   $37,100,000 10
2004/12/04 2 $5,080,868 +54% 3,416 $1,487   $42,035,592 11
2004/12/05 3 $2,891,249 -43% 3,416 $846   $44,926,841 12
2004/12/06 4 $542,000 -81% 3,416 $159   $45,469,000 13
2004/12/07 4 $594,000 +10% 3,416 $174   $46,063,000 14
2004/12/08 5 $551,000 -7% 3,416 $161   $46,614,000 15
2004/12/09 4 $557,000 +1% 3,416 $163   $47,171,000 16
2004/12/10 5 $2,000,000 +259% 3,294 $607   $49,200,000 17
2004/12/11 5 $3,641,858 +82% 3,294 $1,106   $52,849,459 18
2004/12/12 5 $1,932,433 -47% 3,294 $587   $54,781,892 19
2004/12/13 6 $383,000 -80% 3,294 $116   $55,164,000 20
2004/12/14 6 $444,000 +16% 3,294 $135   $55,608,000 21
2004/12/15 5 $456,000 +3% 3,294 $138   $56,064,000 22
2004/12/16 5 $542,000 +19% 3,294 $165   $56,606,000 23
2004/12/17 8 $1,400,000 +158% 2,941 $476   $58,000,000 24
2004/12/18 7 $2,298,891 +64% 2,941 $782   $60,378,343 25
2004/12/19 7 $1,593,775 -31% 2,941 $542   $61,972,118 26
2004/12/20 7 $965,000 -39% 2,941 $328   $62,937,000 27
2004/12/21 5 $1,161,000 +20% 2,941 $395   $64,098,000 28
2004/12/22 6 $993,000 -14% 2,941 $338   $65,091,000 29
2004/12/23 6 $1,200,000 +21% 2,941 $408   $66,291,000 30
2004/12/24 6 $900,000 -25% 2,941 $306   $67,191,000 31
2004/12/25 13 $844,437 -6% 2,941 $287   $68,035,437 32
2004/12/26 14 $870,362 +3% 2,941 $296   $68,835,654 33

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2004/11/26 3 $24,516,004   3,393 $7,225   $33,763,349 9
2004/12/03 3 $13,407,695 -45% 3,416 $3,925   $47,171,044 16
2004/12/10 5 $9,435,002 -30% 3,294 $2,864   $56,606,046 23
2004/12/17 8 $9,643,331 +2% 2,941 $3,279   $66,249,377 30
2004/12/24 15 $5,190,104 -46% 2,135 $2,431   $71,439,481 37
2004/12/31 18 $1,961,207 -62% 1,825 $1,075   $73,400,688 44
2005/01/07 29 $301,214 -85% 898 $335   $73,701,902 51

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