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Santa Claus (1985)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $23,717,291Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,001-3,100) 3,053 $23,717,291
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,032 $23,717,291

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 29th, 1985 (Wide) by Sony/TriStar
Video Release: October 26th, 2010 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, released as Santa Claus The Movie
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Keywords: Christmas
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United Kingdom,
United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 202 $5,647,160 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 144 $13,759,981 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 222 $5,647,160 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 193 $13,759,981 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day) 76 $5,647,160 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 58 $13,759,981 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day) 81 $5,647,160 Nov 29, 1985 3
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 74 $13,759,981 Nov 29, 1985 3

Cast

Dudley Moore    Patch
John Lithgow    B.Z.
Burgess Meredith    Ancient Elf
David Huddleston    Santa Claus
Judy Cornwell    Anya Claus

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 16th, 2010

November 16th, 2010

It's getting really close to Black Friday, which is sometimes reported as the busiest shopping day of the year. (It's not. That would be Christmas Eve.) So it should come as no surprise that there's a prime release this week, or should I say re-release. Avatar: Extended Collector's Edition on Blu-ray is the biggest, and arguably the best, release of the week and it is the Pick of the Week. However, there was some competition from The Kids Are All Right on DVD or Blu-ray. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Santa Claus: The Movie

November 12th, 2010

TriStar started in 1982 and while the studio had a few hits during its short run (it was bought out in 1989) it mostly distributed films that failed to find audiences to one degree or another. This is true of Santa Claus: The Movie, which was seen before its release and as possible holiday blockbuster, but while it was a hit internationally, it bombed here at the box office and was savaged by critics. Now 25 years later, has time been kind to the movie? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 26th, 2010

October 25th, 2010

Not exactly a busy week on the home market, as the biggest box office hit making its debut this week is Sex and the City 2, which I think is fair to call a disappointment at the box office. That doesn't mean there are no DVDs / Blu-rays that are worth picking up, including Winter's Bone on Blu-ray, which is this week's Pick of the Week. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/11/29 2 $5,647,160   970 $5,822   $7,142,367 1
1985/12/06 4 $3,146,824 -44% 970 $3,244   $10,639,191 2
1985/12/13 5 $2,722,804 -13% 1,316 $2,069   $14,171,995 3
1985/12/20 5 $3,246,211 +19% 1,585 $2,048   $18,241,098 4
1985/12/27 13 $1,568,800 -52% 1,480 $1,060   $22,463,748 5
1986/01/03 16 $290,508 -81% 563 $516   $23,593,141 6
1986/01/10 25 $55,180 -81% 178 $310   $23,717,291 7

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1985/11/29 2 $5,997,160   970 $6,183   $7,492,367 1
1985/12/06 4 $3,956,824 -34% 970 $4,079   $11,449,191 2
1985/12/13 5 $3,545,696 -10% 1,316 $2,694   $14,994,887 3
1985/12/20 5 $5,900,061 +66% 1,585 $3,722   $20,894,948 4
1985/12/27 13 $2,407,685 -59% 1,480 $1,627   $23,302,633 5
1986/01/03 17 $359,478 -85% 563 $639   $23,662,111 6