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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $4,320,000Details
International Box Office $586,789Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,906,789
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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 6,001-6,100) 6,087 $4,320,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,701-6,800) 6,766 $586,789
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 7,601-7,700) 7,684 $4,906,789
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 601-700) 613 $4,320,000

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)
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 $1,353,298 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 107 $1,362,483 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day) 110 $1,809,024 Nov 24, 2017 5
Thanksgiving (Opening, 5-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 105 $3,197,760 Nov 24, 2017 5

Cast

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

Production and Technical Credits

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

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 $1,353,298   626 $2,162   $1,809,024 1
2017/12/01 13 $882,836 -35% 674 $1,310   $3,170,258 2
2017/12/08 16 $687,000 -22% 720 $954   $4,320,000 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/11/22 12 $199,170   532 $374   $199,170 1
2017/11/23 12 $256,556 +29% 532 $482   $455,726 2
2017/11/24 12 $512,476 +100% 626 $819   $968,202 3
2017/11/25 12 $523,260 +2% 626 $836   $1,491,462 4
2017/11/26 12 $317,562 -39% 626 $507   $1,809,024 5
2017/11/27 12 $106,543 -66% 626 $170   $1,915,567 6
2017/11/28 12 $151,501 +42% 626 $242   $2,067,068 7
2017/11/29 12 $106,536 -30% 626 $170   $2,173,604 8
2017/11/30 12 $113,818 +7% 626 $182   $2,287,422 9
2017/12/01 13 $263,102 +131% 674 $390   $2,550,524 10
2017/12/02 13 $372,720 +42% 674 $553   $2,923,244 11
2017/12/03 13 $247,014 -34% 674 $366   $3,170,258 12

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/11/17 18 $455,726   532 $857   $455,726 1
2017/11/24 12 $1,831,696 +302% 626 $2,926   $2,287,422 2

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 4 188 497 $299,152 12/11/2017
New Zealand 12/1/2017 $22,170 65 65 130 $60,578 12/11/2017
United Kingdom 12/1/2017 $227,059 378 378 378 $227,059 12/6/2017
 
International Total$586,789 12/11/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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