This Christmas

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,121,934Details
International Box Office $611,611
Worldwide Box Office $49,733,545
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $23,405,973 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $23,405,973
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 Upright
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
82% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$13,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 21st, 2007 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Video Release: November 11th, 2008 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for comic sexual content and some violence
Keywords: African-American, Christmas, Christmas in November
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

DVD Rentals - Golden Army for Rent

While there were four new releases in the top five on the sales chart this week, it was the exact opposite on the rental charts as there was only one new release to reach top five. That new release, Hellboy II - The Golden Army, came out on top, and generated over 40% more revenue than second place Kung Fu Panda. More...

DVD Sales - Panda Fights its Way to the Top

The number of new releases reached double digits on the sales chart this week, if you include Kung Fu Panda, which got a two-day jump on sales last week. This week it took first place with 3.76 million units sold and $63.91 million in revenue for totals of 4.54 million and $77.42 million. More...

DVD Releases for November 11, 2008 - Part I

I have just one word to describe this week's DVD Release Report, and that word is, 'Ggrrghfuul.' 'Ggrrghfuul' is the sound one makes after reviewing 19 DVDs in one week, and I wasn't even able to put a dent in my pile of late DVDs. (On a related note, I have never been late reviewing a movie, as long as it arrives before the weekend before the movie is released. Given how busy some weeks have been, that's quite a feat.) As for the actual releases, there are a number of top-notch offerings coming out on Tuesday, and one that came out on Sunday. These include Firefly - The Complete Series - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon, Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army - Buy from Amazon: 3-Disc DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Collector's Edition, and Sunset Boulevard - Centennial Collection - Buy from Amazon. All three are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week, and I'm not going to bother to narrow it down further. Additionally, there are two late releases featured on this week's list, Futurama - Bender's Game - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Kung Fu Panda - Buy from Amazon: DVD, With Secrets of the Furious Five, or Blu-ray, and both of these are also worthy of DVD Pick of the Week Honors. As expected with such a massive amount of releases, the list has been split into two and the second part can be found here. More...

DVD Releases for November 11, 2008 - Part II

I have just one word to describe this week's DVD Release Report, and that word is, 'Ggrrghfuul.' 'Ggrrghfuul' is the sound one makes after reviewing 19 DVDs in one week, and I wasn't even able to put a dent in my pile of late DVDs. (On a related note, I have never been late reviewing a movie, as long as it arrives before the weekend before the movie is released. Given how busy some weeks have been, that's quite a feat.) As for the actual releases, there are a number of top-notch offerings coming out on Tuesday, and one that came out on Sunday. These include Firefly - The Complete Series - Blu-ray - Buy from Amazon, Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army - Buy from Amazon: 3-Disc DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Collector's Edition, and Sunset Boulevard - Centennial Collection - Buy from Amazon. All three are worthy of the DVD Pick of the Week, and I'm not going to bother to narrow it down further. Additionally, there are two late releases featured on this week's list, Futurama - Bender's Game - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray and Kung Fu Panda - Buy from Amazon: DVD, With Secrets of the Furious Five, or Blu-ray, and both of these are also worthy of DVD Pick of the Week Honors. As expected with such a massive amount of releases, the list has been split into two and the first part can be found here. More...

Compass Can\'t Find an Audience

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...

Will Golden Rule?

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...

Awake Can\'t Captivate Moviegoers

There were very few shocks at the box office this weekend as Enchanted remained the dominant film. However, there was an unsettling malaise as the overall box office reached just $85 million. This is barely more than half of last weekend's $162 million holiday-inflated haul, but that was to be expected. What wasn't as expected was the 8% drop-off from the same weekend last year. At the moment, 2007 is ahead of 2006 in terms of box office and ticket sales. However, while a gain at the box office is academic at this point, a slide in ticket sales is likely if things don't turn around. More...

Asleep at the Wheel

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

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...

Thanksgiving Weekend Estimates: Enchanted Movie Market

As expected, Enchanted won the Thanksgiving box office race, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. With a solid $35 million over the three day weekend, and $50 million in five days, the family fantasy had an excellent debut. If strong reviews translate into good word-of-mouth, this could be the first blockbuster of the Holiday Season. The biggest surprise of the weekend, though, was This Christmas, which blew past its tracking numbers and beat everyone's expectations with an estimated $18.6 million in just 1,858 theaters. It has already notched up $27.1 million in its first five days. Also out-performing expectations was Hitman, which finished fourth with a very creditable $13.035 million. More...

Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 23, 2007

There are not a whole lot of movies on this week's list, but at least we had a race for top spot with both This Christmas - Official Site and Enchanted - Official Site. Both had their strong points, but in the end Enchanted was able to take home the crown. More...

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Food, Family, and Films

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...

2007 Preview: November

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...

New Movie US Release Dates - March 11, 2007

This week's round of new movie release information contains release dates for Shooter. Pathfinder, Speed Racer and more. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/21 3 $4,217,779   1,802 $2,341   $4,217,779 1
2007/11/22 2 $4,165,530 -1% 1,802 $2,312   $8,383,309 2
2007/11/23 2 $7,419,693 +78% 1,858 $3,993   $15,803,002 3
2007/11/24 2 $7,311,075 -1% 1,858 $3,935   $23,114,077 4
2007/11/25 3 $3,227,415 -56% 1,858 $1,737   $26,341,492 5
2007/11/26 4 $644,689 -80% 1,858 $347   $26,986,181 6
2007/11/27 6 $553,619 -14% 1,858 $298   $27,539,800 7
2007/11/28 8 $470,030 -15% 1,858 $253   $28,009,830 8
2007/11/29 5 $481,089 +2% 1,858 $259   $28,490,919 9
2007/11/30 3 $2,406,460 +400% 1,858 $1,295   $30,897,379 10
2007/12/01 2 $3,786,762 +57% 1,858 $2,038   $34,684,141 11
2007/12/02 3 $1,747,846 -54% 1,858 $941   $36,431,987 12
2007/12/03 6 $355,593 -80% 1,858 $191   $36,787,580 13
2007/12/04 7 $344,179 -3% 1,858 $185   $37,131,759 14
2007/12/05 9 $303,561 -12% 1,858 $163   $37,435,320 15
2007/12/06 7 $324,861 +7% 1,858 $175   $37,760,181 16
2007/12/07 3 $1,455,046 +348% 1,879 $774   $39,215,227 17
2007/12/08 3 $2,366,609 +63% 1,879 $1,260   $41,581,836 18
2007/12/09 5 $1,139,428 -52% 1,879 $606   $42,721,264 19
2007/12/10 8 $267,410 -77% 1,879 $142   $42,988,674 20
2007/12/11 9 $271,876 +2% 1,879 $145   $43,260,550 21
2007/12/12 10 $246,599 -9% 1,879 $131   $43,507,149 22
2007/12/13 10 $236,331 -4% 1,879 $126   $43,743,480 23
2007/12/14 6 $752,445 +218% 1,921 $392   $44,495,925 24
2007/12/15 7 $974,493 +30% 1,921 $507   $45,470,418 25
2007/12/16 8 $533,874 -45% 1,921 $278   $46,004,292 26
2007/12/17 11 $181,065 -66% 1,921 $94   $46,185,357 27
2007/12/18 11 $184,757 +2% 1,921 $96   $46,370,114 28
2007/12/19 10 $205,812 +11% 1,921 $107   $46,575,926 29
2007/12/20 8 $237,924 +16% 1,921 $124   $46,813,850 30
2007/12/26 - $150,000   457 $328   $48,300,000 36
2007/12/27 - $130,000 -13% 457 $284   $48,432,367 37
2008/01/01 - $91,781   341 $269   $48,932,070 42

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2007/11/23 2 $17,958,183   1,858 $9,665   $26,341,492 5
2007/11/30 3 $7,941,068 -56% 1,858 $4,274   $36,431,987 12
2007/12/07 3 $4,961,083 -38% 1,879 $2,640   $42,721,264 19
2007/12/14 7 $2,260,812 -54% 1,921 $1,177   $46,004,292 26
2007/12/21 15 $924,232 -59% 879 $1,051   $47,738,082 33
2007/12/28 19 $393,150 -57% 341 $1,153   $48,781,228 40
2008/01/04 34 $118,085 -70% 190 $622   $49,121,934 47

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/16/20084298,965 298,965$5,976,310$5,976,3101
11/23/20086168,306-44% 467,271$3,123,759$9,100,0702
11/30/200830155,959-7% 623,230$2,727,723$11,827,7933
12/7/20082964,702-59% 687,932$1,131,638$12,959,4314

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Cast

Loretta Devine    Ma Dear
Chris Brown    Baby
Idris Elba    Quentin
Regina King    Lisa
Delroy Lindo    Joe
Mekhi Phifer    Gerald
Keith Robinson    Devean
Columbus Short    Claude
Sharon Leal    Kelli
Laz Alonso    Malcome
Lauren London    Mel