Cool Holiday Infographic: Top-Grossing Christmas Films Since 1980
by Ben Pearson
December 21, 2012
There are only four more days until Christmas, and if you've already finished your holiday shopping then chances are pretty good you're planning on relaxing, kicking back, and watching a Christmas movie or two this weekend. But before you revisit your old cinematic friends like Clark Griswold, Jack Skellington, or Buddy the Elf, check out this cool holiday infographic that combines the box office totals, Rotten Tomatoes scores, and audience approval ratings of every major Christmas film that's been released since 1980. Confused.com put it all together (via Slashfilm), and some of the results may surprise you. Look!
I'm shocked that Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol made that much money, but once you factor in 3D ticket prices, I guess it shouldn't really be that much of a surprise. Even more shocking is the fact that it has an audience approval rating of 72%, which seems a bit high for a movie that isn't afraid to go to some dark places. It's also interesting to note that A Nightmare Before Christmas, which is by far the highest critically rated and audience rated film on the list, is stuck somewhere in the middle, again representative of the fact that bigger box office numbers don't mean that a film is better than another. Any other surprises?