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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,676,110Details
International Box Office $2,416,747Details
Worldwide Box Office $8,092,857
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Synopsis

The journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,776 $5,676,110
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,255 $2,416,747
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,601-6,700) 6,658 $8,092,857
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 401-500) 498 $5,676,110

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 22nd, 2017 (Wide) by Bleecker Street
International Releases: November 17th, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide), released as Man Who Invented Christmas, The (New Zealand)
December 1st, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
December 15th, 2017 (Wide) (Portugal)
December 21st, 2017 (Wide), released as Dickens - L'uomo che inventò il Natale (Italy)
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Video Release: February 20th, 2018 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some mild language.
(Rating bulletin 2494 (Cert# 51183), 9/20/2017)
Running Time: 104 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Christmas in November, Christmas, Writing and Writers, Writer's Block, Publishing Industry, 1800s
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Parallel Films, Rhombus Media, Telefilm Canada, Bord Scannan na hEireann, Irish Film Board, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Mazur/Kaplan Company, Mystic Point Productions, The Mob Film Company, Nelly Films Limited
Production Countries: Canada,
Ireland,
United Kingdom

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day) 106 $1,357,129 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 107 $1,377,087 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day) 105 $1,811,106 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 102 $3,680,352 Nov 24, 2017 5

Lead Ensemble Members

   Charles Dickens
   Ebenezer Scrooge
   Mr John Dickens
   John Forster/Ghost of Christmas Present
   Kate Dickens
   Tara/Ghost of Christmas Past
   Young Charles

Supporting Cast

Donald Sumpter    Haddock/Ghost of Marley
Miles Jupp    Thackeray
Simon Callow    Leech
Miriam Margolyes    Mrs. Fisk
Ian McNeice    Chapman
Bill Paterson    Mr. Grimsby
Mark Shcrier    Presenter
Patrick Joseph Byrnes    Stage Manager
Cosimo Fusco    Signor Mazzini
Jasper Hughes-Cotter    Walter Dickens
James Heffernan    Charley Dickens
Aleah Lennon    Mamie Dickens
Ella Mai Delaney    Katey Dickens
Donna Marie Sludds    Maid
David McSavage    Hall
Pat Mooney    Garrick Club Waiter
Ger Ryan    Mrs Dickens
Sam McGuillicuddy    Young Charles' Brother
Rory O'Neill    Young Charles' Brother
Nancy Quinney    Young Charles' Sister
Glynnis Casson    Society Lady
Amelia Crowley    Mrs Grimsby
Allanah    Young Charles' Sister
Derek Hannay    Toothless Man
Derek O'Sullivan    Grave Digger
John Delaney    Grave Digger
Gerard Lee    Cleric
Patrick Ball    Clerk
Martin Philips    Pawn Broker
Kevin McCormack    Bailiff
Aideen Wylde    Charlotte Wigmore
Katie McGuinness    Fanny Dickens / Mrs. Cratchit
Marcus Lamb    Rev Henry Burnett / Bob Cratchit
Pearse Kearney    Henry Jr. / Tiny Tim
Paul Kealyn    Warren’s Foreman
Richard Coombs    Punch & Judy Voices
Michael Judd    Pie Man
Eddie Jackson    Scam Artist
Anthony Morris    Newsagent
John Henshaw    Butcher / Mr. Fezziwig
Annette Badland    Butcher’s wife / Mrs. Fezziwig
Lynda Gough    Charwoman
Jack Gunning    Cratchit Child
Christina Martina    Cratchit Child
Ava May Taylor    Cratchit Child
Adam Dolan    Warren’s Factory Boy
Cameron Simpson    Poll
Degnan Geraghty    Christmas Tree Vendor
John Colleary    Constable Copperfield
Sean Duggan    Mr Grub
James Daniel Wilson    Voice of Grip

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Susan Coyne    Screenwriter
Robert Mickelson    Producer
Ian Sharples    Producer
Susan Mullen    Producer
Niv Fichman    Producer
Vadim Jean    Producer
Paula Mazur    Executive Producer
Mitchell Kaplan    Executive Producer
Andrew Karpen    Executive Producer
Laurie May    Executive Producer
Les Standiford    Story Creator
Ben Smithard    Director of Photography
Paki Smith    Production Designer
Jamie Pearson    Editor
Stephen O'Connell    Editor
Mychael Danna    Composer
Leonie Prendergast    Costume Designer
Lorraine Glynn    Hairstylist
Sonia Dolan    Makeup
Amy Hubbard    Casting Director
Patrick O'Donoghue    Line Producer
Lisa Wilson    Executive Producer
Johanna Hogan    Executive Producer
Alan Moloney    Executive Producer
Susan Coyne    Executive Producer
David Leiwant    Executive Producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey    Executive Producer
Robert Jones    Executive Producer
Kevin Krikst    Associate Producer
Fraser Ash    Associate Producer
Andrew Hegarty    1st Assistant Director
Nessa Linnane    2nd Assistant Director
Nicola Jackson    3rd Assistant Director
Ange Senior    Script Supervisor
Colm Nolan    Location Manager
Nigel Pollock    Supervising Art Director
Julie Ochipinti    Set Decorator
Danny Crowley    Sound Mixer
Derbhla McClelland    Costume Supervisor
Steven Templeton    Special Effects Supervisor
Joe Condren    Stunt Coordinator
Belinda Murphy    Choreographer
Niamh Burke-Kennedy    Assistant Editor
Greg Behrens    Visual Effects Supervisor
Brendan Taylor    Visual Effects Executive Producer
Martin O'Brien    Visual Effects Producer
David McCallum    Supervising Dialogue Editor
Jane Tattersall    Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Brent Pickett    Dialogue Editor
Lou Solakofski    Re-recording Mixer
Joe Morrow    Re-recording Mixer
Andrea Rusch    Assistant Re-Recording Mixer
John Whynot    Music Editor
Mitch Bederman    Music Editor

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Theater Averages: Tonya Skates its Way to $66,039

December 12th, 2017

I, Tonya

There was another Oscar contender on top of the theater average chart this weekend, as I, Tonya earned an average of $66,039 in four theaters. Call Me by Your Name was the next best film with an average of $31,761 in nine theaters. The film isn’t expanding as fast as one would expect, given its theater average, but this could be because the studio doesn’t think it has mainstream appeal. The Shape of Water was close behind with an average of $27,843 in 41 theaters and it has already earned some measure of mainstream success. The final film in the $10,000 club was Darkest Hour with an average of $13,989 in 53 theaters. More...

Theater Averages: Awards Season is Shaping Up

December 6th, 2017

The Shape of Water

It was another stellar weekend at the box office, at least as far as the theater average chart was concerned. The Shape of Water earned an average of $83,282 in two theaters. This is the fourth best of the year so far. Call Me by Your Name was right behind with an average of $73,890 in four theaters. This is by far the best result of the year for a holdover, more than doubling Lady Bird’s sophomore stint. However, Lady Bird expanded its theater count during its second weekend of release, while Call Me by Your Name did not. The Disaster Artist was close behind with an average of $63,755 in 19 theaters. You could argue this was the best result of the week, because the film was playing in many more theaters than the two films above it. Wonder Wheel was well back with an average of $28,111 in five theaters. Normally this would be an amazing start, but this week it won’t make an impact and it could fade away by the end of the year. Finally, Darkest Hour was the final film in the $10,000 club earning an average of $27,093 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Theater Averages: Name Finds its Calling with $103,233

November 28th, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name dominated the theater average chart with an average of $103,233 in four theaters. It is the first film of the year to reach the $100,000 mark on the per theater chart. Lady Bird was the previous yearly champion with an average of $91,109, also in four theaters. The second-best average of the week was earned by Darkest Hour at $43,752 in four theaters. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story earned $18,742 in one theater; that’s amazing for a documentary. The overall number one film, Coco, earned an average of $12,742. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was Justice League, as it pulled in $10,143. More...

Weekend Estimates: Coco Gives Disney Another Thanksgiving Win

November 26th, 2017

Coco Coco will easily top the box office chart this Thanksgiving weekend, with Disney projecting a $71 million 5-day opening, including $49 million from Friday to Sunday. That’s the fourth-best Thanksgiving opening of all time, behind Frozen ($94 million), Moana ($82 million), and Toy Story 2 ($80 million). In all, Disney lays claim to 10 of the top 11 opening weekend’s over this holiday period, although, to be fair, the Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises both claim several spots in the higher reaches of the Thanksgiving weekend record chart, but were just playing in their second weekend, rather than opening.

Nit-picking aside, it’s a great weekend for Coco. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Call Me Anytime

November 24th, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

It is Thanksgiving weekend, but while that’s a great week for wide releases, it’s a terrible one for limited releases. Normally, we only mention films that have ten or more reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. However, this week there are only seven films in total, so we might as well talk about them all. To be fair, just because it is a slow week, doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth checking out. In fact, there are several films worth checking out. The Man Who Invented Christmas is the widest release, opening in over 600 theaters. Call Me by Your Name is clearly the best and it is already making waves during Awards Seasons. Finally, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is the one I’m most interested in seeing. More...

2017 Preview: November

November 1st, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

October wasn’t a good month; then again, outside of a few bright spots, the overall box office has been a disaster since early summer. I would love to say November will turn things around, but, while it should be better, in this case “better” is a relative term. There are two films on this list with a chance at $300 million, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League, while Coco is nearly a guarantee for $200 million. By comparison, last November had a similar result with three films earning between $200 million and $300 million, but none topping that figure. This means, if Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League both get to that milestone, then 2017 could cut into 2016’s lead during the month. It will still take a minor miracle for 2017 to catch up in the end, but just cutting the lead in half by the end of December would be a reason to celebrate at this point. More...

The Man Who Invented Christmas Trailer

October 26th, 2017

Comedy starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce opens November 22 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/24 12 $1,357,129   626 $2,168   $1,811,106 1
2017/12/01 13 $885,786 -35% 674 $1,314   $3,177,303 2
2017/12/08 16 $716,242 -19% 720 $995   $4,356,093 3
2017/12/15 20 $282,057 -61% 319 $884   $5,007,667 4
2017/12/22 26 $117,874 -58% 146 $807   $5,385,893 5
2017/12/29 33 $67,190 -43% 146 $460   $5,575,759 6
2018/01/05 43 $21,255 -68% 80 $266   $5,652,907 7
2018/01/12 60 $5,556 -74% 21 $265   $5,669,852 8
2018/01/19 80 $1,778 -68% 8 $222   $5,675,853 9

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/11/22 12 $197,971   532 $372   $197,971 1
2017/11/23 12 $256,006 +29% 532 $481   $453,977 2
2017/11/24 12 $514,092 +101% 626 $821   $968,069 3
2017/11/25 12 $524,698 +2% 626 $838   $1,492,767 4
2017/11/26 12 $318,339 -39% 626 $509   $1,811,106 5
2017/11/27 12 $106,964 -66% 626 $171   $1,918,070 6
2017/11/28 12 $152,139 +42% 626 $243   $2,070,209 7
2017/11/29 12 $107,152 -30% 626 $171   $2,177,361 8
2017/11/30 12 $114,156 +7% 626 $182   $2,291,517 9
2017/12/01 13 $263,719 +131% 674 $391   $2,555,236 10
2017/12/02 13 $374,073 +42% 674 $555   $2,929,309 11
2017/12/03 13 $247,994 -34% 674 $368   $3,177,303 12
2017/12/04 13 $93,869 -62% 674 $139   $3,271,172 13
2017/12/05 12 $154,434 +65% 674 $229   $3,425,606 14
2017/12/06 12 $106,815 -31% 674 $158   $3,532,421 15
2017/12/07 12 $107,430 +1% 674 $159   $3,639,851 16
2017/12/08 - $203,256 +89% 720 $282   $3,843,107 17
2017/12/09 - $304,429 +50% 720 $423   $4,147,536 18
2017/12/10 - $208,557 -31% 720 $290   $4,356,093 19
2017/12/11 15 $87,245 -58% 720 $121   $4,443,338 20
2017/12/12 15 $104,474 +20% 720 $145   $4,547,812 21
2017/12/13 14 $96,227 -8% 720 $134   $4,644,039 22
2017/12/14 14 $81,571 -15% 720 $113   $4,725,610 23
2017/12/15 - $79,283 -3% 319 $249   $4,804,893 24
2017/12/16 - $114,449 +44% 319 $359   $4,919,342 25
2017/12/17 - $88,325 -23% 319 $277   $5,007,667 26
2017/12/18 - $61,416 -30% 319 $193   $5,069,083 27
2017/12/19 - $81,911 +33% 319 $257   $5,150,994 28
2017/12/20 - $57,759 -29% 319 $181   $5,208,753 29
2017/12/21 - $59,266 +3% 319 $186   $5,268,019 30
2017/12/22 - $41,532 -30% 146 $284   $5,309,551 31
2017/12/23 - $53,868 +30% 146 $369   $5,363,419 32
2017/12/24 - $22,474 -58% 146 $154   $5,385,893 33
2017/12/25 - $33,190 +48% 146 $227   $5,419,083 34
2017/12/26 - $34,263 +3% 146 $235   $5,453,346 35
2017/12/27 - $29,377 -14% 146 $201   $5,482,723 36
2017/12/28 - $25,846 -12% 146 $177   $5,508,569 37
2017/12/29 - $24,030 -7% 146 $165   $5,532,599 38
2017/12/30 - $25,508 +6% 146 $175   $5,558,107 39
2017/12/31 - $17,652 -31% 146 $121   $5,575,759 40
2018/01/01 - $25,334 +44% 146 $174   $5,601,093 41
2018/01/02 - $12,480 -51% 146 $85   $5,613,573 42
2018/01/03 - $9,147 -27% 146 $63   $5,622,720 43
2018/01/04 - $8,932 -2% 146 $61   $5,631,652 44
2018/01/05 - $6,795 -24% 80 $85   $5,638,447 45
2018/01/06 - $8,975 +32% 80 $112   $5,647,422 46
2018/01/07 - $5,485 -39% 80 $69   $5,652,907 47
2018/01/08 - $2,346 -57% 80 $29   $5,655,253 48
2018/01/09 - $2,743 +17% 80 $34   $5,657,996 49
2018/01/10 - $3,373 +23% 80 $42   $5,661,369 50
2018/01/11 - $2,927 -13% 80 $37   $5,664,296 51
2018/01/12 - $1,354 -54% 21 $64   $5,665,650 52
2018/01/13 - $2,554 +89% 21 $122   $5,668,204 53
2018/01/14 - $1,648 -35% 21 $78   $5,669,852 54
2018/01/15 - $1,950 +18% 21 $93   $5,671,802 55
2018/01/16 - $733 -62% 21 $35   $5,672,535 56
2018/01/17 - $662 -10% 21 $32   $5,673,197 57
2018/01/18 - $878 +33% 21 $42   $5,674,075 58
2018/01/19 - $565 -36% 8 $71   $5,674,640 59
2018/01/20 - $925 +64% 8 $116   $5,675,565 60
2018/01/21 - $288 -69% 8 $36   $5,675,853 61
2018/01/22 - $257 -11% 8 $32   $5,676,110 62

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/17 18 $453,977   532 $853   $453,977 1
2017/11/24 12 $1,837,540 +305% 626 $2,935   $2,291,517 2
2017/12/01 13 $1,348,334 -27% 674 $2,000   $3,639,851 3
2017/12/08 15 $1,085,759 -19% 720 $1,508   $4,725,610 4
2017/12/15 22 $542,409 -50% 319 $1,700   $5,268,019 5
2017/12/22 30 $240,550 -56% 146 $1,648   $5,508,569 6
2017/12/29 33 $123,083 -49% 146 $843   $5,631,652 7
2018/01/05 43 $32,644 -73% 80 $408   $5,664,296 8
2018/01/12 61 $9,779 -70% 21 $466   $5,674,075 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/17/2017 $852 4 188 663 $458,768 1/2/2018
Italy 12/21/2017 $302,518 0 0 0 $1,127,065 1/8/2018
New Zealand 12/1/2017 $22,170 65 65 211 $108,053 1/3/2018
Portugal 12/15/2017 $6,653 16 16 34 $23,109 1/3/2018
South Korea 1/4/2018 $0 0 103 111 $54,965 2/7/2018
United Kingdom 12/1/2017 $227,059 378 378 830 $644,787 12/20/2017
 
International Total$2,416,747 2/7/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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