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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $84,500,122Details
International Box Office $23,000,000
Worldwide Box Office $107,500,122
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $77,158,306 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $77,158,306
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  6. Cast & Crew
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 3rd, 2006 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 20th, 2007 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Santa Clause 3, The - The Escape Clause
MPAA Rating: G
Franchise: Santa Clause
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Keywords: Christmas, Fat Suit, Christmas in November
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,169 $10,913 Feb 2, 2007 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,988 $30,616 Jan 26, 2007 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,904 $56,935 Jan 19, 2007 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,586 $121,693 Jan 12, 2007 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,192 $259,218 Jan 5, 2007 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 962 $489,964 Dec 29, 2006 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 719 $1,165,697 Dec 22, 2006 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 672 $1,895,591 Dec 15, 2006 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 568 $3,254,729 Dec 8, 2006 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 520 $4,893,966 Dec 1, 2006 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 266 $9,929,029 Nov 24, 2006 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 743 $8,302,661 Nov 17, 2006 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 837 $51,704,119 Nov 17, 2006 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 463 $16,927,004 Nov 10, 2006 10
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 1,671 $5,378,277 Nov 10, 2006 8
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 1,296 $5,366,421 Nov 5, 2006 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 175 $19,504,038 Nov 3, 2006 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 877 $19,504,038 Nov 3, 2006 3
Widest Opening Weekend 353 3,458 Nov 3, 2006 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 369 $8,808,959 Nov 4, 2006 2
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 1,069 $8,808,959 Nov 4, 2006 2

Cast

   Scott Calvin/Santa Claus
Martin Short    Jack Frost
Elizabeth Mitchell    Mrs. Claus/Carol Calvin
Eric Lloyd    Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold    Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson    Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin    Curtis
Liliana Mumy    Lucy
Ann-Margret    Sylvia Newman
Alan Arkin    Bud Newman
Aisha Tyler    Mother Nature
David Krumholtz    Bernard
Art LaFleur    The Toothfairy
Kevin Pollak    Cupid
Abigail Breslin    Trish
Jay Thomas    Easter Bunny
Bob Bergen    Voice of Comet

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Composer    George S. Clinton

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 16th, 2012

October 16th, 2012

It's a mixed week on the home market. Granted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out, which made more than $200 million domestically and should sell quite well on the home market. On the other hand, the second biggest first run release is That's My Boy, which failed to make an impact at the box office. There is also a flood of weaker releases, secondary Blu-ray releases, and Christmas releases, much of which I would consider filler. The signal to noise ratio is a little off. As for the best releases of the week, there are some great TV on DVD releases like Mad Men: Season Five and Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2. There are also some limited releases, like Moonrise Kingdom on Blu-ray Combo Pack and even some Direct-to-DVD releases, like Excision on Blu-ray. All of these were contenders for Pick of the Week. In the end I went with Mad Men: Season Five for Pick of the week, while Degrassi: Season 11, Part 2 earned Puck of the Week. More...

DVD Sales - New Releases Die, Hard

December 10th, 2007

There were no new releases to reach the top five on the sales chart this week and this left Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 716,000 units sold this week. That raises its total sales to 2.78 million units and $47.60 million. More...

DVD Sales - Living for the Home Market

December 3rd, 2007

New releases were not plentiful on the sales chart this week, but they dominated the top five by taking three spots. This includes Live Free or Die Hard in first place with 2.06 million units sold and $35.11 million in total sales. More...

DVD Releases for November 20, 2007 - Part II

November 20th, 2007

Another big list of DVD releases, including nearly a dozen spotlight reviews. And again, we had to split the list into two parts. There is also a number of high quality releases this week making the selection for DVD Pick of the Week tough to make. Live Free or Die Hard had me interested, either the Unrated 2-Disc Edition or as part of the Blu-Ray Die Hard Collection, but in the end I went with Star Trek - The Original Series - Season 1 - HD-DVD/DVD Combo. Even at that price, it is still the best on this week's list. More...

International Details - Curse's Foiled by Invisibles

December 23rd, 2006

Curse of the Golden Flower started its international run in its native China with a record breaking $12.27 million on 826 screens. That was almost enough to reach the top five falling just short to Arthur & the Invisibles and its $12.47 million. More...

International Details - Truly International Box Office

December 17th, 2006

Open Season solidified its chances to reach $100 million with a first place debut in Italy. Over the weekend the film just managed to beat Happy Feet $1.68 million to $1.66 million over the weekend, (with midweek numbers Open Season earned $1.82 million on 430 screens). The film was not as successful in Japan with just $968,000 on 441 screens; with such a small per theatre average, it will likely disappear quickly from charts. Overall it earned $4.97 million on 3451 screens in 51 markets for a total of $87.16 million; and even with no major markets left to open in, it does have a great shot at $100 million before its run is over. More...

International Details - Saw Sees Better Days

December 11th, 2006

Saw III slipped another spot to sixth with $4.46 million on 1518 screens in 29 markets for an international total of $54.27 million. Its best opening of the weekend came in South Korea where it placed third with $1.08 million on 144 screens, which is the last major opening for the film this year. More...

International Details - Open Season Starts to Close Out Its Run

December 3rd, 2006

Open Season only has a few more markets to open in and is starting to shed screens and markets; however, it sill managed sixth place with $4.08 million on 3489 screens in 49 markets for a two-month total of $76.58 million. This week the film opened in first place in both South Africa with $257,000 on 77 screens and in the Czech Republic with $79,000 on 23 screens. More...

International Details - Devil Drops Out of Top Five

November 26th, 2006

Late numbers for the international weekend meant there was a shakeup in the top five with Saw III trading places with The Devil Wears Prada. Saw III took fourth with $6.54 million on 1912 screens in 20 markets for a total of $37.18 million. Meanwhile, The Devil Wears Prada fell to sixth with $5.87 million on 2452 screens in 23 markets for a total of $172.54 million. It was also the first time in nearly two months that the film didn't place in the top five on the international box office. More...

Potter Pushes Penguins to Top Spot

November 21st, 2006

There were a few surprises on the charts this week, including the number one film. But overall things played out almost exactly as expected, leading to a total of $146 million at the box office. This was 15% higher than last weekend but 19% lower than the same weekend last year. However, that was the weekend when Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opened and no-one was expecting this year to be able to keep pace. More...

Mumble and Bond go Mano-a-Mano

November 16th, 2006

What do penguins and secret agents have in common? (Not counting the fact that they both wear tuxedos.) Not a whole lot. However, movies featuring both will be in a close battle this weekend for top spot on the box office charts. Personally, in these battles I usually put my money on the guy with the gun, but cuteness might win out. More...

Holdovers Save Weekend Box Office

November 14th, 2006

There were four new releases opening in varying degrees of wideness this past weekend, but none of them could live up to lowered expectations. This left the overall box office at $127 million, which was down about 2% from last weekend while up less than 1% from the same weekend last year. That's not a large enough increase to keep up with ticket price inflation, but any good news is still welcome at this point. More...

Can Borat's Run be Stranger?

November 10th, 2006

With Borat beating all expectations last weekend, all eyes are on it this weekend. Can it maintain this amazing pace? Will it be able to keep its momentum as it expands? Will it suffer a major drop-off? What about the competition? Can they handle the pressure? More...

Unprecedented

November 7th, 2006

To call this weekend unpredictable is an understatement as there was a surprise number one film and records fell. But despite this, the overall market was only mixed. Sure, week-to-week the box office was up roughly 24% from last weekend, but Halloween tends to depress the box office, even when it doesn't hit on the weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the $130 million total box office was 4% lower. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 28 - November 3, 2006

November 3rd, 2006

Slow week for websites with only one real contender for the weekly website award, (not counting those sites that have already won). Fortunately, that site, Flushed Away - Official Site, truly deserved to win. More...

Holiday Escape

November 2nd, 2006

It's the first week of the winter / holiday season and this weekend alone we have two films coming out that are aimed at the family market. While the time of the year is great for these films, the direct competition will keep both from becoming more than mid-level hits. On the other hand, neither look likely to bomb either. More...

2006 Preview: November

November 1st, 2006

Note: Article updated 11/18/2006 with correct budget for Harsh Times

It's that time of the month again, a time to look forward, but it is also a time to look back. October was a stronger month than expected and, while there are a lot of reasons for that, I think one must pay particular attention to the play of Taylor Pyatt. The departure of Anson Carter to free agency over the summer was troublesome and many felt finding a right winger for the Sedin twins was a key in maintaining or even improving upon last year's numbers. Without good chemistry, Daniel and Henrik might have taken a step back this year. However, with a team leading 6 goals, Taylor Pyatt is more than proving he can play with the speedy Swedes. ... What? Oh right, movies. It was a pretty good month for movies as well. November sees the beginning of the most important time of year for the movie industry. Not only do the holidays start with Thanksgiving, but this is also the time of year that award season really heats up. This means there is an excellent mix of blockbusters, especially family films, and critically acclaimed films hoping that first impressions are lasting impressions. It also means there are several limited releases that could expand wide later in their run; these include Fur, Bobby, For Your Consideration and others. More...

Contest - Christmas Comes Early. Too Early

October 30th, 2006

Friday marks the first weekend of November, so you know what that means. Christmas movies. This also means The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is the target film in this week's box office prediction contest. To win one, must simply predict the opening weekend box office of The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday), without going over will win Harveytoons: The Complete Collection. While the person who comes the closest to the film's opening 3-day weekend (Friday to Sunday, without going under, will win Reds - 25th Anniversary Edition. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Movie Website Updates for October 21 - October 27, 2006

October 28th, 2006

There was a good selection of sites this week in terms of updates, but unlike last week there were fewer contenders for the Weekly Website Award. That's not to say Let's Go to Prison - Official Site didn't deserve to win, it just had a lot less competition than it would have had if it launched last week. More...

Movie Website Updates for October 14 - October 20, 2006

October 20th, 2006

Strange week with very few site featuring updates, but several very strong contenders for Weekly Website Award. In the end I went with The Prestige - Official Site, but several others on this list should win awards in the coming weeks. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/03 2 $19,504,038   3,458 $5,640   $19,504,038 3
2006/11/10 2 $16,927,004 -13% 3,458 $4,895   $41,086,409 10
2006/11/17 4 $8,302,661 -51% 3,359 $2,472   $51,704,119 17
2006/11/24 6 $9,929,029 +20% 3,043 $3,263   $67,073,095 24
2006/12/01 6 $4,893,966 -51% 2,617 $1,870   $73,039,485 31
2006/12/08 10 $3,254,729 -33% 2,226 $1,462   $77,184,019 38
2006/12/15 13 $1,895,591 -42% 1,535 $1,235   $79,882,347 45
2006/12/22 14 $1,165,697 -39% 801 $1,455   $82,278,441 52
2006/12/29 23 $489,964 -58% 611 $802   $83,549,047 59
2007/01/05 32 $259,218 -47% 377 $688   $84,134,280 66
2007/01/12 40 $121,693 -53% 258 $472   $84,317,353 73
2007/01/19 45 $56,935 -53% 156 $365   $84,438,648 80
2007/01/26 55 $30,616 -46% 83 $369   $84,481,613 87
2007/02/02 66 $10,913 -64% 41 $266   $84,497,876 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/03 2 $5,328,658   3,458 $1,541   $5,328,658 1
2006/11/04 2 $8,808,959 +65% 3,458 $2,547   $14,137,617 2
2006/11/05 3 $5,366,421 -39% 3,458 $1,552   $19,504,038 3
2006/11/06 3 $1,010,426 -81% 3,458 $292   $20,514,464 4
2006/11/07 2 $1,620,393 +60% 3,458 $469   $22,134,857 5
2006/11/08 3 $748,861 -54% 3,458 $217   $22,883,718 6
2006/11/09 2 $1,275,687 +70% 3,458 $369   $24,159,405 7
2006/11/10 2 $5,378,277 +322% 3,458 $1,555   $29,537,682 8
2006/11/11 2 $7,139,568 +33% 3,458 $2,065   $36,677,250 9
2006/11/12 3 $4,409,159 -38% 3,458 $1,275   $41,086,409 10
2006/11/13 4 $680,848 -85% 3,458 $197   $41,767,257 11
2006/11/14 3 $545,590 -20% 3,458 $158   $42,312,847 12
2006/11/15 3 $523,824 -4% 3,458 $151   $42,836,671 13
2006/11/16 3 $564,787 +8% 3,458 $163   $43,401,458 14
2006/11/17 5 $2,093,050 +271% 3,359 $623   $45,494,508 15
2006/11/18 4 $3,838,847 +83% 3,359 $1,143   $49,333,355 16
2006/11/19 4 $2,370,764 -38% 3,359 $706   $51,704,119 17
2006/11/20 4 $672,143 -72% 3,359 $200   $52,376,262 18
2006/11/21 4 $979,383 +46% 3,359 $292   $53,355,645 19
2006/11/22 6 $1,709,015 +74% 3,359 $509   $55,064,660 20
2006/11/23 6 $2,079,406 +22% 3,043 $683   $57,144,066 21
2006/11/24 6 $4,040,968 +94% 3,043 $1,328   $61,185,034 22
2006/11/25 6 $3,895,454 -4% 3,043 $1,280   $65,080,488 23
2006/11/26 5 $1,992,607 -49% 3,043 $655   $67,073,095 24
2006/11/27 6 $315,264 -84% 3,043 $104   $67,388,359 25
2006/11/28 9 $260,563 -17% 3,043 $86   $67,648,922 26
2006/11/29 8 $236,424 -9% 3,043 $78   $67,885,346 27
2006/11/30 6 $260,173 +10% 3,043 $85   $68,145,519 28
2006/12/01 8 $1,187,057 +356% 2,617 $454   $69,332,576 29
2006/12/02 6 $2,321,063 +96% 2,617 $887   $71,653,639 30
2006/12/03 6 $1,385,846 -40% 2,617 $530   $73,039,485 31
2006/12/04 8 $215,585 -84% 2,617 $82   $73,255,070 32
2006/12/05 8 $219,673 +2% 2,617 $84   $73,474,743 33
2006/12/06 7 $225,209 +3% 2,617 $86   $73,699,952 34
2006/12/07 7 $229,338 +2% 2,617 $88   $73,929,290 35
2006/12/08 11 $754,861 +229% 2,617 $288   $74,684,151 36
2006/12/09 10 $1,526,876 +102% 2,226 $686   $76,211,027 37
2006/12/10 10 $972,992 -36% 2,226 $437   $77,184,019 38
2006/12/11 9 $176,119 -82% 2,226 $79   $77,360,138 39
2006/12/12 9 $191,836 +9% 2,226 $86   $77,551,974 40
2006/12/13 9 $211,071 +10% 2,226 $95   $77,763,045 41
2006/12/14 9 $223,711 +6% 2,226 $100   $77,986,756 42
2006/12/25 23 $153,927   801 $192   $82,432,368 53
2006/12/29 - $150,000   611 $245   $83,210,000 57
2007/01/15 37 $39,278   258 $152   $84,356,631 74

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2006/11/03 2 $24,159,405   3,458 $6,987   $24,159,405 7
2006/11/10 2 $19,242,053 -20% 3,458 $5,565   $43,401,458 14
2006/11/17 4 $13,742,608 -29% 3,359 $4,091   $57,144,066 21
2006/11/24 6 $11,001,453 -20% 3,043 $3,615   $68,145,519 28
2006/12/01 7 $5,783,771 -47% 2,617 $2,210   $73,929,290 35
2006/12/08 10 $4,057,466 -30% 2,226 $1,823   $77,986,756 42
2006/12/15 13 $3,125,988 -23% 1,535 $2,036   $81,112,744 49
2006/12/22 17 $1,946,339 -38% 801 $2,430   $83,059,083 56
2006/12/29 24 $815,979 -58% 611 $1,335   $83,875,062 63
2007/01/05 32 $320,598 -61% 377 $850   $84,195,660 70
2007/01/12 39 $186,053 -42% 258 $721   $84,381,713 77
2007/01/19 47 $69,284 -63% 156 $444   $84,450,997 84
2007/01/26 58 $35,966 -48% 83 $433   $84,486,963 91
2007/02/02 69 $13,159 -63% 41 $321   $84,500,122 98

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/25/200741,965,971 1,965,971$35,367,818$35,367,8181
12/2/20075608,098-69% 2,574,069$10,939,683$46,307,5012
12/9/20078338,568-44% 2,912,637$6,090,838$52,398,3403
12/16/200714453,015+34% 3,365,652$8,149,740$60,548,0794
12/23/200721264,514-42% 3,630,166$4,758,607$65,306,6865
12/30/200714282,682+7% 3,912,848$5,085,449$70,392,1366
1/13/20082956,099 4,037,410$1,009,221$72,633,0068

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