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Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $42,065,185Details
International Box Office $428,321Details
Worldwide Box Office $42,493,506
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $1,652,749 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $780,400 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $2,433,149
Further financial details...

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

Synopsis

The festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,919 $42,065,185
All Time International Box Office (Rank 7,001-7,100) 7,077 $428,321
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,701-2,800) 2,785 $42,493,506

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$17,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 11th, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
International Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: January 24th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for suggestive material, drug content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2421 (Cert #50398), 4/20/2016)
Running Time: 107 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Best Man Holiday
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Keywords: Christmas, Christmas in November, Family Reunion, African-American, Dysfunctional Family, Ensemble, Generational Conflict, Widow/Widower, Romance, Divorcée Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions, Perfect World Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day) 208 $5,694,620 Nov 25, 2016 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 288 $5,907,007 Nov 25, 2016 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day) 200 $7,527,015 Nov 25, 2016 17
Thanksgiving (All Movies, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 194 $15,410,687 Nov 25, 2016 17
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day) 53 $15,134,235 Nov 11, 2016 3
Veterans Day (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 77 $15,698,682 Nov 11, 2016 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day) 26 $15,134,235 Nov 11, 2016 3
Veterans Day (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 40 $15,698,682 Nov 11, 2016 3

Cast

   Cheryl
   Malachi
   Walter
   Brooks
   Christian
   Aunt May
   Sonya
   Lonnie
   Rachel
   Evan
   Eric
   Niya
   Cameron
   Dee
Keri Hilson    Jasmine
Gladys Knight    Shelter Director Dorothy
Chloe Spencer    Shelter Assistant
Greg Alan Williams    Pastor Browning
Tara Batesole    Rental Car Clerk
Jeff Rose    Brian
Ric Reitz    Coach Packer
Ravi Naidu    Dr. Patel
Steven A. Smith    Himself
Tara Jones    Newswoman
Monica Brown    Waitress
Johnny Land    AAA Guy
Teresa Sykes    Church Lady
Karl Bynes    Lead Singer
Keon Mitchell    Young Walter
Rachel Kylian    Young Grace
A. Sabrena Farmer    Older Grace

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David E. Talbert
Producer    Will Packer
Executive Producer    David E. Talbert
Executive Producer    Lyn Sisson-Talbert
Executive Producer    Jeff Morrone
Executive Producer    Gabrielle Union
Executive Producer    Preston Holmes
Executive Producer    James Lopez
Production Designer    Wynn Thomas
Editor    Troy Takaki
Composer    John Paesano
Director of Photography    Larry Blanford
Costume Designer    Sekinah Brown
Music Supervisor    Julia Michels
Casting Director    Kim Taylor-Coleman
Unit Production Manager    Katie Willard Troebs
Unit Production Manager    Preston Holmes
First Assistant Director    Van Hayden
Second Assistant Director    Tracey Poirier
Art Director    Gentry Akens
Set Designer    Danny Brown
Set Decorator    Marthe Pineau
Sound Mixer    Todd Weaver
Special Effects Coordinator    David Trifunovich
Costume Supervisor    Shilla Benning
Make up    Yolanda Sheridan
Make up    Ebony Parson
Hairstylist    Andrea Jackson
Hairstylist    Ka’Maura Eley
Associate Producer    Shayla Cowan
Script Supervisor    D.J. Barton
Location Manager    Andrew Ullman
Re-recording Mixer    Derek Vanderhorst
Re-recording Mixer    Wayne Lemmer
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Koyama
First Assistant Editor    Jered Zalman
Supervising Sound Editor    Derek Vanderhorst
Supervising Sound Editor    Wayne Lemmer
Dialogue Editor    Kira Roessler
Sound Editor    Jacob Houchen
Music Editor    Angie Rubin
Music Scoring Mixer    Alan Meyerson
Visual Effects Supervisor    Scott M. Davids
Stunt Coordinator    Guss Gerard Williams

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February 7th, 2017

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Home Market Releases for January 24th, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

The Handmaiden

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Holiday Box Office Season has Arrived

November 15th, 2016

Arrival

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Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange

While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Arrival Won’t Get Shut Out

November 11th, 2016

Arrival

Arrival earned an impressive $1.45 million during its previews last night. This is a little more than the $1.4 million Gravity earned this time in 2013. Granted, midnight shows were not as ubiquitous as they are now, but I still think this is a positive sign. Its reviews should help its legs and while our prediction was a little more bullish than most, I’m a little more confident now. More...

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November 10th, 2016

Arrival

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Contest: Arrive on Time

November 4th, 2016

Arrival

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Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

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2016 Preview: November

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Doctor Strange

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 4 $15,134,235   2,376 $6,370   $15,134,235 1
2016/11/18 5 $7,256,950 -52% 2,379 $3,050   $25,637,690 2
2016/11/25 8 $5,694,620 -22% 1,769 $3,219   $34,693,880 3
2016/12/02 10 $2,532,050 -56% 1,556 $1,627   $38,179,200 4
2016/12/09 12 $1,377,095 -46% 1,258 $1,095   $40,213,580 5
2016/12/16 14 $608,555 -56% 720 $845   $41,208,485 6
2016/12/23 23 $220,435 -64% 242 $911   $41,715,860 7
2016/12/30 27 $112,825 -49% 169 $668   $42,002,805 8

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/11 4 $5,902,680   2,376 $2,484   $5,902,680 1
2016/11/12 4 $6,050,220 +2% 2,376 $2,546   $11,952,900 2
2016/11/13 4 $3,181,335 -47% 2,376 $1,339   $15,134,235 3
2016/11/14 5 $836,690 -74% 2,376 $352   $15,970,925 4
2016/11/15 5 $1,121,010 +34% 2,376 $472   $17,091,935 5
2016/11/16 5 $658,280 -41% 2,376 $277   $17,750,215 6
2016/11/17 5 $630,525 -4% 2,376 $265   $18,380,740 7
2016/11/18 5 $1,987,590 +215% 2,379 $835   $20,368,330 8
2016/11/19 5 $3,367,410 +69% 2,379 $1,415   $23,735,740 9
2016/11/20 5 $1,901,950 -44% 2,379 $799   $25,637,690 10
2016/11/21 6 $683,210 -64% 2,379 $287   $26,320,900 11
2016/11/22 6 $845,965 +24% 2,379 $356   $27,166,865 12
2016/11/23 9 $777,510 -8% 1,868 $416   $27,944,375 13
2016/11/24 9 $1,054,885 +36% 1,868 $565   $28,999,260 14
2016/11/25 8 $2,307,365 +119% 1,769 $1,304   $31,306,625 15
2016/11/26 8 $2,366,330 +3% 1,769 $1,338   $33,672,955 16
2016/11/27 9 $1,020,925 -57% 1,769 $577   $34,693,880 17
2016/11/28 9 $246,550 -76% 1,769 $139   $34,940,430 18
2016/11/29 9 $320,090 +30% 1,769 $181   $35,260,520 19
2016/11/30 9 $195,320 -39% 1,868 $105   $35,455,840 20
2016/12/01 9 $191,310 -2% 1,868 $102   $35,647,150 21
2016/12/02 10 $691,050 +261% 1,556 $444   $36,338,200 22
2016/12/03 9 $1,244,385 +80% 1,556 $800   $37,582,585 23
2016/12/04 10 $596,615 -52% 1,556 $383   $38,179,200 24
2016/12/05 11 $154,660 -74% 1,556 $99   $38,333,860 25
2016/12/06 10 $224,815 +45% 1,556 $144   $38,558,675 26
2016/12/07 10 $151,605 -33% 1,556 $97   $38,710,280 27
2016/12/08 10 $126,205 -17% 1,556 $81   $38,836,485 28
2016/12/09 12 $375,920 +198% 1,258 $299   $39,212,405 29
2016/12/10 12 $689,390 +83% 1,258 $548   $39,901,795 30
2016/12/11 13 $311,785 -55% 1,258 $248   $40,213,580 31
2016/12/12 14 $93,685 -70% 1,258 $74   $40,307,265 32
2016/12/13 13 $125,065 +33% 1,258 $99   $40,432,330 33
2016/12/14 15 $88,875 -29% 1,258 $71   $40,521,205 34
2016/12/15 13 $78,725 -11% 1,258 $63   $40,599,930 35
2016/12/16 15 $160,850 +104% 720 $223   $40,760,780 36
2016/12/17 14 $276,645 +72% 720 $384   $41,037,425 37
2016/12/18 15 $171,060 -38% 720 $238   $41,208,485 38
2016/12/19 14 $93,745 -45% 720 $130   $41,302,230 39
2016/12/20 14 $87,490 -7% 720 $122   $41,389,720 40
2016/12/21 - $50,845 -42% 720 $71   $41,440,565 41
2016/12/22 - $54,860 +8% 720 $76   $41,495,425 42
2016/12/23 - $82,910 +51% 242 $343   $41,578,335 43
2016/12/24 - $53,835 -35% 242 $222   $41,632,170 44
2016/12/25 - $83,690 +55% 242 $346   $41,715,860 45
2016/12/26 - $66,605 -20% 242 $275   $41,782,465 46
2016/12/27 - $41,615 -38% 242 $172   $41,824,080 47
2016/12/28 - $34,405 -17% 242 $142   $41,858,485 48
2016/12/29 - $31,495 -8% 242 $130   $41,889,980 49
2016/12/30 - $45,635 +45% 169 $270   $41,935,615 50
2016/12/31 - $29,310 -36% 169 $173   $41,964,925 51
2017/01/01 - $37,880 +29% 169 $224   $42,002,805 52
2017/01/02 - $28,425 -25% 169 $168   $42,031,230 53
2017/01/03 - $14,790 -48% 169 $88   $42,046,020 54
2017/01/04 - $10,835 -27% 169 $64   $42,056,855 55
2017/01/05 - $8,330 -23% 169 $49   $42,065,185 56

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2016/11/11 4 $18,380,740   2,376 $7,736   $18,380,740 1
2016/11/18 6 $10,618,520 -42% 1,868 $5,684   $28,999,260 2
2016/11/25 9 $6,647,890 -37% 1,868 $3,559   $35,647,150 3
2016/12/02 9 $3,189,335 -52% 1,556 $2,050   $38,836,485 4
2016/12/09 12 $1,763,445 -45% 1,258 $1,402   $40,599,930 5
2016/12/16 18 $895,495 -49% 720 $1,244   $41,495,425 6
2016/12/23 23 $394,555 -56% 242 $1,630   $41,889,980 7
2016/12/30 29 $175,205 -56% 169 $1,037   $42,065,185 8

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
United Kingdom 11/25/2016 $76,011 121 121 121 $76,011 11/30/2016
 
Rest of World $352,310
 
International Total$428,321 11/30/2016

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/2017430,880 30,880$554,605$554,6053
2/19/20171519,820-36% 50,700$355,967$910,5724

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
2/12/2017715,239 15,239$312,554$312,5543

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