Top 25 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies

by pere-25366 | created - 15 Dec 2017 | updated - 19 Dec 2017 | Public

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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 545,881 | Gross: $285.76M

Domestic Total Gross: $285,761,243

Opening Weekend: $17,081,997

Production Budget $18 million

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 237,752 | Gross: $260.04M

Domestic Total Gross: $260,044,825

Opening Weekend: $55,082,330

Production Budget $123 million

3. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 198,923 | Gross: $183.37M

Domestic Total Gross: $185,538,031

Opening Weekend: $23,323,463

Production Budget $165 million

4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 340,684 | Gross: $173.59M

Domestic Total Gross: $173,585,516

Opening Weekend: $31,126,882

5. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 258,549 | Gross: $173.40M

Domestic Total Gross: $173,398,518

Opening Weekend: $31,113,501

Production Budget $33 million

6. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 112,739 | Gross: $144.83M

Domestic Total Gross: $144,833,357

Opening Weekend: $19,321,992

Production Budget $22 million

7. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 56,104 | Gross: $139.24M

Domestic Total Gross: $139,236,327

Opening Weekend: $29,008,696

Production Budget $65 million

8. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 111,924 | Gross: $137.86M

Domestic Total Gross: $137,855,863

Opening Weekend: $30,051,075

Production Budget $200 million

9. Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen, Robert Duvall

Votes: 71,191 | Gross: $120.15M

Domestic Total Gross: $120,146,040

Opening Weekend: $31,069,826

Production Budget $80 million

10. Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

30 Metascore

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow

Votes: 70,112 | Gross: $104.03M

Domestic Total Gross: $91,159,459

Opening Weekend: $29,651,193

11. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

32 Metascore

Santa, a.k.a. Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 36,763 | Gross: $84.50M

Domestic Total Gross: $84,500,122

Opening Weekend: $19,504,038

12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 323,099 | Gross: $75.08M

Domestic Total Gross: $75,082,668

Opening Weekend: $191,232

13. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter, Blair, away, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas all together until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate it at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 48,780 | Gross: $73.78M

Domestic Total Gross: $73,780,539

Opening Weekend: $21,570,867

Production Budget $60 million

14. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 43,482 | Gross: $72.01M

Domestic Total Gross: $72,006,777

Opening Weekend: $18,515,473

15. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 183,605 | Gross: $71.32M

Domestic Total Gross: $71,319,526

Opening Weekend: $11,750,203

16. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs

Votes: 15,609 | Gross: $70.53M

Domestic Total Gross: $70,525,195

Opening Weekend: $30,107,555

Production Budget $17 million

17. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

R | 104 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 49,217 | Gross: $72.11M

Domestic Total Gross: $68,760,606

Opening Weekend: $16,759,161

Production Budget $28 million

18. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 102,337 | Gross: $60.57M

Domestic Total Gross: $60,592,389

Opening Weekend: $12,112,267

Production Budget $60 million

19. Scrooged (1988)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

38 Metascore

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Votes: 97,893 | Gross: $60.33M

Domestic Total Gross: $60,328,558

Opening Weekend: $13,027,842

20. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 142,094 | Gross: $60.06M

Domestic Total Gross: $60,060,328

Opening Weekend: $12,292,952

Production Budget $23 million

21. Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | 105 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 78,542 | Gross: $54.77M

Domestic Total Gross: $54,767,494

Opening Weekend: $17,500,000

Production Budget $45 million

22. A Madea Christmas (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

28 Metascore

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Chad Michael Murray, Tika Sumpter, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 6,235 | Gross: $52.44M

Domestic Total Gross: $52,543,354

Opening Weekend: $16,007,634

23. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

Votes: 9,364 | Gross: $49.12M

Domestic Total Gross: $49,121,934

Opening Weekend: $17,958,183

Production Budget $13 million

24. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Votes: 12,105 | Gross: $48.10M

Domestic Total Gross: $48,102,795

Opening Weekend: $7,649,752

25. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 57,735 | Gross: $46.46M

Domestic Total Gross: $46,462,469

Opening Weekend: $12,068,931



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