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The Santa Clause (1994)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $144,833,357Details
International Box Office $44,966,643
Worldwide Box Office $189,800,000
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  2. News
  3. Box Office
  4. Video Sales
  5. Cast & Crew
  6. Trailer

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
75% - Certified Fresh
Audience
65% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 1994 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: October 29th, 2002 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, released as Santa Clause, The
MPAA Rating: PG for few crude moments
Running Time: 97 minutes
Franchise: Santa Clause
Comparisons: vs. Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
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Keywords: Christmas, Fat Suit, Christmas in November, Family Movie
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 20th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 440 $69,371 Mar 24, 1995 136
Biggest 19th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 441 $100,234 Mar 17, 1995 129
Biggest 18th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 342 $189,864 Mar 10, 1995 122
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 275 $300,901 Mar 3, 1995 115
Biggest 16th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 289 $350,488 Feb 24, 1995 108
Biggest 15th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 269 $497,585 Feb 17, 1995 101
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 303 $503,411 Feb 10, 1995 94
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,959 $52,426 Jan 27, 1995 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1,298 $166,904 Jan 20, 1995 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 596 $627,360 Jan 13, 1995 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 271 $2,092,714 Jan 6, 1995 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 25 $8,169,410 Dec 30, 1994 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $9,784,889 Dec 23, 1994 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 65 $8,908,736 Dec 16, 1994 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 462 $107,123,020 Dec 16, 1994 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 135 $8,883,136 Dec 9, 1994 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 187 $11,390,638 Dec 2, 1994 24
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 289 $11,390,638 Dec 2, 1994 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 109 $20,437,607 Nov 25, 1994 17
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 167 $20,437,607 Nov 25, 1994 17
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 1,329 $20,437,607 Nov 25, 1994 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 806 $70,326,023 Nov 25, 1994 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 455 $17,137,398 Nov 18, 1994 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 887 $19,321,992 Nov 11, 1994 3
Widest Opening Weekend 1,983 2,183 Nov 11, 1994 3

Cast

   Scott Calvin
David Krumholtz    Bernard
Judge Reinhold    Dr. Neil Miller
Peter Boyle    Mr. Whittle
Eric Lloyd    Charlie Calvin
Wendy Crewson    Laura Calvin Miller
Frank Welker    Reindeers
Mary Gross    Miss Daniels

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Leo Benvenuti
Screenwriter    Steve Rudnick
Music Consultant (uncredited)    Bonnie Greenberg

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...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/11/11 2 $19,321,992   2,183 $8,851   $19,321,992 3
1994/11/18 3 $17,137,398 -11% 2,201 $7,786   $40,569,392 10
1994/11/25 1 $20,437,607 +19% 2,269 $9,007   $70,326,023 17
1994/12/02 1 $11,390,638 -44% 2,333 $4,882   $84,638,880 24
1994/12/09 2 $8,883,136 -22% 2,381 $3,731   $95,997,414 31
1994/12/16 2 $8,908,736 n/c 2,388 $3,731   $107,123,020 38
1994/12/23 2 $9,784,889 +10% 2,352 $4,160   $123,230,876 45
1994/12/30 6 $8,169,410 -17% 2,295 $3,560   $137,826,098 52
1995/01/06 10 $2,092,714 -74% 2,002 $1,045   $140,799,578 59
1995/01/13 23 $627,360 -70% 806 $778   $141,847,062 66
1995/01/20 31 $166,904 -73% 302 $553   $142,068,944 73
1995/01/27 49 $52,426 -69% 117 $448   $142,156,581 80
1995/02/10 23 $503,411   528 $953   $142,708,007 94
1995/02/17 22 $497,585 -1% 491 $1,013   $143,359,254 101
1995/02/24 24 $350,488 -30% 428 $819   $143,788,669 108
1995/03/03 28 $300,901 -14% 372 $809   $144,161,324 115
1995/03/10 32 $189,864 -37% 275 $690   $144,419,014 122
1995/03/17 42 $100,234 -47% 155 $647   $144,589,192 129
1995/03/24 44 $69,371 -31% 129 $538   $144,700,007 136

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1994/11/11 2 $23,431,994   2,183 $10,734   $23,431,994 7
1994/11/18 2 $26,456,422 +13% 2,201 $12,020   $49,888,416 14
1994/11/25 1 $23,359,826 -12% 2,269 $10,295   $73,248,242 21
1994/12/02 1 $13,866,036 -41% 2,333 $5,943   $87,114,278 28
1994/12/09 2 $11,100,006 -20% 2,381 $4,662   $98,214,284 35
1994/12/16 2 $15,231,703 +37% 2,388 $6,378   $113,445,987 42
1994/12/23 2 $16,210,701 +6% 2,352 $6,892   $129,656,688 49
1994/12/30 6 $9,050,176 -44% 2,295 $3,943   $138,706,864 56
1995/01/06 12 $2,512,838 -72% 2,002 $1,255   $141,219,702 63
1995/01/13 22 $682,338 -73% 806 $847   $141,902,040 70
1995/01/20 34 $202,115 -70% 302 $669   $142,104,155 77
1995/02/10 24 $657,073   528 $1,244   $142,861,669 98
1995/02/17 24 $576,512 -12% 491 $1,174   $143,438,181 105
1995/02/24 24 $422,242 -27% 428 $987   $143,860,423 112
1995/03/03 29 $368,727 -13% 372 $991   $144,229,150 119
1995/03/10 31 $259,808 -30% 275 $945   $144,488,958 126
1995/03/17 38 $141,678 -45% 155 $914   $144,630,636 133

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/12/20067181,275 181,275$2,684,211$2,684,211211
11/19/20061388,801-51% 270,076$1,309,451$3,993,662212
12/6/20152831,049 1,363,764$268,732$13,968,087684
12/13/20152425,349-18% 1,389,113$219,380$14,187,467685
12/20/20152357,886+128% 1,446,999$494,601$14,682,068686
12/27/20152058,878+2% 1,505,877$510,761$15,192,829687