Domestic box office revenue of the most successful Christmas movies as of January 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

Box office revenue of the most successful Christmas movies This statistic presents the 20 most successful Christmas movies at the North American box office. The most successful Christmas movie is Home Alone, with a lifetime gross of over 285.7 million U.S. dollars. Jim Carrey's interpretation of the Grinch was in second place, earning more than 260 million U.S. dollars at the domestic box office. The Polar Express, an animated Christmas tale featuring Tom Hanks in several roles, is the third-highest grossing Christmas-themed film, followed by Home Alone 2.
Christmas movies - additional information

Despite the popularity of Christmas movies, which are very often repeated every year during the holiday season, none of them have earned enough money to obtain a spot as one of the most successful movies of all time, based on revenue earned. As of 2017, Avatar still leads the way, having earned approximately 2.79 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Titanic with around 2.19 billion U.S. dollars.
The global box office recorded a significant growth in just under a decade, from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, the total box office revenue amounted to approximately 38.6 billion U.S. dollars, up by roughly 13 billion U.S. dollars compared to 2006. With the steady growth of revenue year over year, further success is expected over the next several years.
When considering the highest grossing movies in North America from 1995 to 2017, the most successful genre was adventure. These movies grossed a total of roughly 46 billion U.S. dollars in the span of over two decades.
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Box office revenue in U.S. million dollars
Home Alone
(1990)
285.76
How the Grinch Stole
Christmas (2000)
260.04
The Polar Express
(2004)
186.49
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(1992)
173.59
Elf
(2003)
173.4
The Santa Clause
(1994)
144.83
The Santa Clause 2
(2002)
139.24
A Christmas Carol
(2009)
137.86
Four Christmases
(2008)
120.15
Daddy's Home 2
(2017)
103
The Santa Clause 3:
The Escape Clause (2006)
84.5
Tim Burton's Nightmare
Before Christmas (1993)
75.08
Christmas with the Kranks
(2004)
73.78
A Bad Moms Christmas
(2017)
72.09
Fred Claus
(2007)
72.01
Christmas Vacation
(1996)
71.32
The Best Man Holiday
(2013)
70.53
Jingle All the Way
(1996)
60.59
Scrooged
(1988)
60.33
Bad Santa
(2003)
60.06
Box office revenue in U.S. million dollars
Home Alone
(1990)
285.76
How the Grinch Stole
Christmas (2000)
260.04
The Polar Express
(2004)
186.49
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
(1992)
173.59
Elf
(2003)
173.4
The Santa Clause
(1994)
144.83
The Santa Clause 2
(2002)
139.24
A Christmas Carol
(2009)
137.86
Four Christmases
(2008)
120.15
Daddy's Home 2
(2017)
103
The Santa Clause 3:
The Escape Clause (2006)
84.5
Tim Burton's Nightmare
Before Christmas (1993)
75.08
Christmas with the Kranks
(2004)
73.78
A Bad Moms Christmas
(2017)
72.09
Fred Claus
(2007)
72.01
Christmas Vacation
(1996)
71.32
The Best Man Holiday
(2013)
70.53
Jingle All the Way
(1996)
60.59
Scrooged
(1988)
60.33
Bad Santa
(2003)
60.06
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This statistic presents the 20 most successful Christmas movies at the North American box office. The most successful Christmas movie is Home Alone, with a lifetime gross of over 285.7 million U.S. dollars. Jim Carrey's interpretation of the Grinch was in second place, earning more than 260 million U.S. dollars at the domestic box office. The Polar Express, an animated Christmas tale featuring Tom Hanks in several roles, is the third-highest grossing Christmas-themed film, followed by Home Alone 2.
Christmas movies - additional information

Despite the popularity of Christmas movies, which are very often repeated every year during the holiday season, none of them have earned enough money to obtain a spot as one of the most successful movies of all time, based on revenue earned. As of 2017, Avatar still leads the way, having earned approximately 2.79 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Titanic with around 2.19 billion U.S. dollars.
The global box office recorded a significant growth in just under a decade, from 2005 to 2016. In 2016, the total box office revenue amounted to approximately 38.6 billion U.S. dollars, up by roughly 13 billion U.S. dollars compared to 2006. With the steady growth of revenue year over year, further success is expected over the next several years.
When considering the highest grossing movies in North America from 1995 to 2017, the most successful genre was adventure. These movies grossed a total of roughly 46 billion U.S. dollars in the span of over two decades.
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January 2018
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Canada, United States
Survey time period
as of January 10, 2018
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