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Fred Claus (2007)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $72,006,777Details
International Box Office $25,830,861
Worldwide Box Office $97,837,638
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $33,790,568 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $33,790,568
Further financial details...

  1. Summary
  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Full Financials
  6. Cast & Crew
  7. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
21% - Rotten
Audience
45% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 9th, 2007 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 25th, 2008 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG for mild language and some rude humor
Running Time: 115 minutes
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Keywords: Christmas, Christmas in November, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Silver Pictures, David Dobkin Pictures, Jessie Nelson Productions
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,091 $13,280 Feb 8, 2008 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,573 $66,073 Feb 1, 2008 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,525 $20,078 Jan 25, 2008 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,487 $37,588 Jan 18, 2008 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,090 $94,885 Jan 11, 2008 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,699 $200,384 Jan 4, 2008 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,066 $198,819 Dec 28, 2007 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,244 $864,915 Dec 21, 2007 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 909 $2,221,438 Dec 14, 2007 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 581 $4,608,314 Dec 7, 2007 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 793 $5,501,437 Nov 30, 2007 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 511 $10,575,400 Nov 23, 2007 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 786 $50,779,196 Nov 23, 2007 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 828 $11,914,323 Nov 16, 2007 10
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,277 $5,405,120 Nov 11, 2007 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 192 $18,515,473 Nov 9, 2007 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 931 $18,515,473 Nov 9, 2007 3
Widest Opening Weekend 250 3,603 Nov 9, 2007 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 438 $7,781,092 Nov 10, 2007 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,343 $7,781,092 Nov 10, 2007 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,689 $5,329,261 Nov 9, 2007 1

Cast

   Fred Claus
   Nicholas Claus
Miranda Richardson    Annette Claus
Elizabeth Banks    Charlene
John Michael Higgins    Willy
Rachel Weisz    Wanda
Kathy Bates    Mother Claus
Kevin Spacey    Clyde
Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges    DJ Donnie
Frank Stallone    Himself
Stephen Baldwin    Himself
Roger Clinton    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Dan Fogelman
Story Creator    Jessie Nelson
Producer    Joel Silver
Producer    David Dobkin
Producer    Jessie Nelson
Executive Producer    Paul Hitchcock
Co-Producer    Vince Vaughn
Cinematographer    Remi Adefarasin
Editor    Mark Livolsi
Composer    Christophe Beck
Production Designer    Allan Cameron
Supervising Art Director    Giles Masters
Art Director    Mike Stallion
Art Director    Alex Cameron
Supervising Set Decorator    Richard Roberts
Costume Designer    Anna B. Sheppard
Sound Mixer    Peter Glossop
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Chau
Sound Designer    Tim Chau
Visual Effects Supervisor    Alex Bicknell
Special Effects Supervisor    Neil Corbould
Assistant Director    Jonathan McGarry
Second Unit Director    Shaun O'Dell
Casting Director    Lisa Beach
Casting Director    Sarah Katzman

DVD Sales - In the Black

December 9th, 2008

There were not many new releases to chart this week, but we did have a new number one as Hancock took top spot on the sales chart. That film sold 3.02 million units during its first week of release for a total of $61.23 million in consumer retail spending. More...

DVD Rentals - Hancock Flies to the Top

December 9th, 2008

There were not that many new releases to chart this week, but Hancock was able to open on top with about 40% more rentals than Tropic Thunder. More...

DVD Releases for November 26, 2008 - Part I

November 25th, 2008

Strange week. There are a dozen spotlight reviews on the list this week, but only one is for a DVD coming out this week. Ten are for DVDs that arrived late, and one spotlight review is actually early. As for this week's releases, there are not that many that seem like must-haves and none rise to the level of a DVD Pick of the Week. If I were to choose the best release found below, it's WALL-E, which came out last week. But even then I would chose the Blu-ray I reviewed last week over the DVD. Despite the lack of a top tier release, there were still more than enough that it was necessary to split the list into two parts. Part two can be found here. More...

International Details - No Heartbreak for the Kid

December 16th, 2007

The Heartbreak Kid slipped a spot to sixth with $5.04 million on 2029 screens in 46 markets for a total of $79.44 million internationally, which is more than twice what it earned domestically. This includes France where it pulled in $1.10 million on 320 screens while lifting its running tally to $3.37 million in that market. More...

Building on a Legend

December 13th, 2007

This weekend promises to give us the biggest opening box office for a film since August when The Bourne Ultimatum opened with nearly $70 million. I Am Legend won't earn that much, but it will easily win the box office race. More...

Compass Can't Find an Audience

December 11th, 2007

The box office has been soft practically since summer ended, but things are starting to get desperate. This was another week of significant declines at the box office, with overall business of just $82 million. That's down more than 2% from last weekend, and, more significantly, down more than 15% from the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2007 is still ahead in terms of raw dollars, but ticket sales are now trailing last year's pace. More...

International Details - Bee Movie is Buzzing Internationally

December 9th, 2007

Bee Movie returned to the charts in sixth place with $6.71 million on 1288 screens in 11 markets for an early international total of $19.43 million after a month of release. This includes a pair of first place debuts in Spain and Mexico. In the former it earned $2.81 million on 421 screens while in the latter is earned $2.60 million on 389 screens. While Spain is the larger marker, I thought the family friendly nature of Mexico would give it the edge. Even so, there are great openings for the film. More...

Compass Loses Bearings

December 9th, 2007

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass made a thoroughly disappointing debut in theaters over the weekend, earning just $26.1 million, according to estimates released on Sunday. That's substantially short of the $30 million - $40 million that New Line had announced as their target, and leaves their $300 million plus investment horribly in the red. Only a miracle can save it now. More...

Will Golden Rule?

December 6th, 2007

It's another slow week for wide releases -- like last weekend, there's only one. However, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass should do significantly better than last week's Awake. It better do significantly better or the holiday season is in real trouble. More...

Asleep at the Wheel

November 29th, 2007

The weekend after Thanksgiving is the only slow weekend during the entire Holiday Season. So it comes as no surprise that only one movie is opening wide, but it is a bit surprising that the weekend is a weak as it is. More...

The More the Merrier

November 27th, 2007

Thanksgiving provided plenty of reasons for studios to give thanks, especially since every single film managed to earn enough to be called a hit in one form or other. Even the weakest releases of the week did well compared to their modest costs. Overall, the box office brought in $162 million over three days, which is 55% more than last weekend. More importantly, it is virtually identical to the same weekend last year. Over five days, movies earned an estimated $229 million, which is up just shy of 2% from last year. This is great news after a Fall that most would like to forget, but the growth is still lower than ticket price inflation, meaning actual attendance was down. More...

International Details - Elizabeth a Little More Golden Overseas

November 25th, 2007

Elizabeth: The Golden Age nearly reached the top five with $5.79 million on 1579 screens in 12 markets for a total of $21.80 million. This includes a first place, $1.89 million opening on 470 screens in Russia, while the film added $933,000 on 394 screens in the U.K. for a total of $8.40 million so far. More...

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Food, Family, and Films

November 21st, 2007

The five-day Thanksgiving long weekend officially starts tonight, as does the lucrative holiday weekend. From now until the New Year, there we should see hit after hit released, as well as a number of Oscar contenders. With the box office slowing down, this couldn't come at a better time. More...

Beowulf Adds a New Dimension to the Weekend Box Office

November 20th, 2007

It was another tough week at the box office. No film missed Thursday's prediction by a significant margin, but there was an overall weakness. This pushed the box office to $104 million, down 8% from last weekend. More importantly it was down 28% from the same weekend last year. It is getting close to the time to panic. Granted, this year is safe but there's little evidence that this slowdown at the box office, which has lasted almost the entire fall, is going to end now that the Holidays have started. The only good news is that last Thanksgiving was a terrible weekend for new releases. More...

Will Mr. Magorium Be Wonderful or Will Beowulf Slay the Competition?

November 15th, 2007

It's looking like 2007 is going to end on a really soft note. Since mid-September, only one weekend has been above the same weekend last year, and there's almost no chance that things will turn around this weekend. This time last year, we had two $40 million openers. This weekend, we might not have a single film top $30 million. More...

Claus is Box Office Coal

November 12th, 2007

There was little to cheer over the weekend, as all four of the new releases missed expectations, some by substantial margins. This left the overall box office struggling with $113 million over the weekend, down 16% from last weekend and 11% from the same weekend last year. This means the streak of year-to-year growth ends at one. On the other hand, had the four wide releases mere met expectations, the overall box office would have been within a rounding error of last year. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 9, 2007

November 11th, 2007

A soft week for movie sites with only a few that stand out and none that are award-worthy. Next week should be different. More...

Will Santa Bring a Gift to Theater Owners?

November 8th, 2007

With the streak of year-to-year declines finally over, the winter holiday season is looking to start earning back some of the loses from October. The good news is, this weekend there are three films that should top $20 million at the box office compared to just one that did last year. Bad news, that one film was Borat, which earned more than $28 million and there's a chance no film will replicate that performance this time around. More...

Cast Updates - November 8, 2007

November 8th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for The Box, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Sleepwalking, and more! More...

Contest - Santa and the Log Lady

November 2nd, 2007

Next Friday, the only film that is opening in more than 3000 theaters is Fred Claus, and it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. To win one must simply predict the box office opening for Fred Claus. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Twin Peaks - Definitive Gold Box Edition. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a copy of Buried Alive.

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

2007 Preview: November

November 1st, 2007

After a horrible October, we finally get to November and the start of the holiday season. Just like the summer season doesn't officially begin until Memorial Day, the winter holiday season doesn't officially begin until the Thanksgiving long weekend. However, studios are trying to stretch the lucrative box office season as long as possible and the holiday-like releases start during the first weekend of the month. This means practically every weekend this month, there's at least one potential $100 million movie. There are also a few that might be Oscar contenders, although not as many as I had expected. In fact, so far Award Season has been particularly slow, but at least this means there should be more buzz surrounding the upcoming films as the race is wide open. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

October 14th, 2007

Quite a few full sites launched this week, but as is the case most times, there were pretty Spartan at the moment and it will take a few more updates before we can tell if they are award-worthy or not. That said, it was a site for a movie that opens this week, Lars and the Real Girl - Official Site, that won the top prize as it finished adding all the material marked coming soon this week. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 23 - September 29, 2007

September 29th, 2007

Another slow week, but at least we have a clear contender for the Weekly Website Award. That site is The Kingdom - Official Site, which combines all the usual features with a good mix of extras as well as enough sound and animation to keep surfers interested. More...

Movie Website Updates for September 16 - September 22, 2007

September 22nd, 2007

Not a long list this week, but at least we had a clear winner for the Weekly Website Award, Resident Evil: Extinction - Official Site. IN the coming weeks we should see some big sites launch as award season starts to heat up. More...

Cast Updates - August 30, 2007

August 30th, 2007

This week's round of new casting information contains updates for American Gangster, The Informers, Nothing but the Truth, and more! More...

Movie Website Updates for July 22 - July 28, 2007

July 29th, 2007

Server upgrades went... less smoothly than anticipated, which delayed this column, but at least there are a huge number of sites to check out. Many of these sites are making their first appearance on the list while quite a few are making their last appearance. Unfortunately, while it's a big list, there are not many that are even close to being award worthy at the moment. 30 Days of Night - Official Site comes the closest, but I'm waiting for the missing features to be added before I make that decision. More...

Movie Website Updates for January 20 - January 26, 2007

January 26th, 2007

This year's crop of summer blockbusters still haven't started opening movies site in earnest yet, and until they do, this column will be lacking. It's yet another week without a truly award-winning site but Catch & Release - Official Site is the best of the rest. More...

Movie Website Updates for December 30 - January 5, 2007

January 6th, 2007

Big list as I try to catch up after the holidays. I think I caught all the updates. Not only are there a lot of sites on this week's list, several of them are potential award winners with the best of the best being Smokin' Aces - Official Site. More...

New Movie US Release Dates - August 6, 2006

August 6th, 2006

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a sequel to Madagascar and more. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/09 3 $18,515,473   3,603 $5,139   $18,515,473 3
2007/11/16 4 $11,914,323 -36% 3,603 $3,307   $35,712,980 10
2007/11/23 6 $10,575,400 -11% 3,603 $2,935   $52,869,835 17
2007/11/30 6 $5,501,437 -48% 3,420 $1,609   $59,784,054 24
2007/12/07 4 $4,608,314 -16% 3,185 $1,447   $65,536,922 31
2007/12/14 8 $2,221,438 -52% 2,750 $808   $68,880,722 38
2007/12/21 16 $864,915 -61% 1,155 $749   $70,645,805 45
2007/12/28 30 $198,819 -77% 503 $395   $71,301,116 52
2008/01/04 27 $200,384 +1% 404 $496   $71,651,318 59
2008/01/11 36 $94,885 -53% 240 $395   $71,795,902 66
2008/01/18 43 $37,588 -60% 88 $427   $71,856,080 73
2008/01/25 53 $20,078 -47% 86 $233   $71,895,663 80
2008/02/01 48 $66,073 +229% 112 $590   $71,970,547 87
2008/02/08 64 $13,280 -80% 33 $402   $72,000,867 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/09 3 $5,329,261   3,603 $1,479   $5,329,261 1
2007/11/10 3 $7,781,092 +46% 3,603 $2,160   $13,110,353 2
2007/11/11 3 $5,405,120 -31% 3,603 $1,500   $18,515,473 3
2007/11/12 2 $2,933,311 -46% 3,603 $814   $21,448,784 4
2007/11/13 3 $827,492 -72% 3,603 $230   $22,276,276 5
2007/11/14 3 $741,349 -10% 3,603 $206   $23,017,625 6
2007/11/15 3 $781,032 +5% 3,603 $217   $23,798,657 7
2007/11/16 4 $3,226,481 +313% 3,603 $895   $27,025,138 8
2007/11/17 4 $5,676,483 +76% 3,603 $1,575   $32,701,621 9
2007/11/18 4 $3,011,359 -47% 3,603 $836   $35,712,980 10
2007/11/19 4 $902,361 -70% 3,603 $250   $36,615,341 11
2007/11/20 3 $1,319,394 +46% 3,603 $366   $37,934,735 12
2007/11/21 7 $1,891,449 +43% 3,603 $525   $39,826,184 13
2007/11/22 5 $2,468,251 +30% 3,603 $685   $42,294,435 14
2007/11/23 6 $4,324,915 +75% 3,603 $1,200   $46,619,350 15
2007/11/24 6 $4,159,846 -4% 3,603 $1,155   $50,779,196 16
2007/11/25 6 $2,090,639 -50% 3,603 $580   $52,869,835 17
2007/11/26 10 $394,264 -81% 3,603 $109   $53,264,099 18
2007/11/27 9 $346,349 -12% 3,603 $96   $53,610,448 19
2007/11/28 9 $334,958 -3% 3,603 $93   $53,945,406 20
2007/11/29 9 $337,211 +1% 3,603 $94   $54,282,617 21
2007/11/30 7 $1,603,581 +376% 3,420 $469   $55,886,198 22
2007/12/01 4 $2,444,121 +52% 3,420 $715   $58,330,319 23
2007/12/02 5 $1,453,735 -41% 3,420 $425   $59,784,054 24
2007/12/03 10 $256,201 -82% 3,420 $75   $60,040,255 25
2007/12/04 10 $285,694 +12% 3,420 $84   $60,325,949 26
2007/12/05 10 $296,263 +4% 3,420 $87   $60,622,212 27
2007/12/06 9 $306,396 +3% 3,420 $90   $60,928,608 28
2007/12/07 5 $1,262,447 +312% 3,185 $396   $62,191,055 29
2007/12/08 4 $2,153,136 +71% 3,185 $676   $64,344,191 30
2007/12/09 4 $1,192,731 -45% 3,185 $374   $65,536,922 31
2007/12/10 9 $258,352 -78% 3,185 $81   $65,795,274 32
2007/12/11 6 $303,292 +17% 3,185 $95   $66,098,566 33
2007/12/12 8 $284,368 -6% 3,185 $89   $66,382,934 34
2007/12/13 7 $276,350 -3% 3,185 $87   $66,659,284 35
2007/12/14 7 $713,452 +158% 2,750 $259   $67,372,736 36
2007/12/15 8 $948,725 +33% 2,750 $345   $68,321,461 37
2007/12/16 7 $559,261 -41% 2,750 $203   $68,880,722 38
2007/12/17 8 $194,227 -65% 2,750 $71   $69,074,949 39
2007/12/18 8 $206,378 +6% 2,750 $75   $69,281,327 40
2007/12/19 8 $222,209 +8% 2,750 $81   $69,503,536 41
2007/12/20 7 $277,354 +25% 2,750 $101   $69,780,890 42
2008/01/01 - $47,332   503 $94   $71,397,435 54
2008/01/21 38 $12,637   88 $144   $71,868,717 74
2008/01/22 - $2,273 -82% 88 $26   $71,870,990 75
2008/01/23 - $2,187 -4% 88 $25   $71,873,177 76
2008/01/24 - $2,408 +10% 88 $27   $71,875,585 77
2008/01/25 - $5,130 +113% 86 $60   $71,880,715 78
2008/01/26 - $8,473 +65% 86 $99   $71,889,188 79
2008/01/27 - $6,475 -24% 86 $75   $71,895,663 80
2008/01/28 - $2,054 -68% 86 $24   $71,897,717 81
2008/01/29 - $2,223 +8% 86 $26   $71,899,940 82
2008/01/30 - $2,049 -8% 86 $24   $71,901,989 83
2008/01/31 - $2,485 +21% 86 $29   $71,904,474 84
2008/02/01 - $15,708 +532% 112 $140   $71,920,182 85
2008/02/02 - $32,123 +105% 112 $287   $71,952,305 86
2008/02/03 - $18,242 -43% 112 $163   $71,970,547 87
2008/02/04 - $4,132 -77% 112 $37   $71,974,679 88
2008/02/05 - $4,405 +7% 112 $39   $71,979,084 89
2008/02/06 - $3,991 -9% 112 $36   $71,983,075 90
2008/02/07 - $4,512 +13% 112 $40   $71,987,587 91
2008/02/08 - $3,301 -27% 33 $100   $71,990,888 92
2008/02/09 - $5,974 +81% 33 $181   $71,996,862 93
2008/02/10 - $4,005 -33% 33 $121   $72,000,867 94
2008/02/11 - $1,015 -75% 33 $31   $72,001,882 95
2008/02/12 - $1,875 +85% 33 $57   $72,003,757 96
2008/02/13 - $1,074 -43% 33 $33   $72,004,831 97
2008/02/14 - $1,946 +81% 33 $59   $72,006,777 98

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/09 3 $23,798,657   3,603 $6,605   $23,798,657 7
2007/11/16 4 $18,495,778 -22% 3,603 $5,133   $42,294,435 14
2007/11/23 6 $11,988,182 -35% 3,603 $3,327   $54,282,617 21
2007/11/30 6 $6,645,991 -45% 3,420 $1,943   $60,928,608 28
2007/12/07 6 $5,730,676 -14% 3,185 $1,799   $66,659,284 35
2007/12/14 6 $3,121,606 -46% 2,750 $1,135   $69,780,890 42
2007/12/21 19 $1,321,407 -58% 1,155 $1,144   $71,102,297 49
2007/12/28 30 $348,637 -74% 503 $693   $71,450,934 56
2008/01/04 29 $250,083 -28% 404 $619   $71,701,017 63
2008/01/11 38 $117,475 -53% 240 $489   $71,818,492 70
2008/01/18 47 $57,093 -51% 88 $649   $71,875,585 77
2008/01/25 51 $28,889 -49% 86 $336   $71,904,474 84
2008/02/01 48 $83,113 +188% 112 $742   $71,987,587 91
2008/02/08 68 $19,190 -77% 33 $582   $72,006,777 98

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/30/20084872,390 872,390$15,197,034$15,197,0341
12/7/200810256,335-71% 1,128,725$4,355,132$19,552,1652
12/14/200818147,687-42% 1,276,412$2,213,828$21,765,9943
12/21/200821158,037+7% 1,434,449$2,368,975$24,134,9684
12/28/200818208,532+32% 1,642,981$3,125,895$27,260,8635
1/4/20092749,656-76% 1,692,637$744,343$28,005,2066

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