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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

Directed by

Jeremiah S. Chechik

Starring

Actor
Character
Johnny Galecki
Rusty
John Randolph
Clark, Sr.
Diane Ladd
Nora
E.G. Marshall
Art
Doris Roberts
Francis
Randy Quaid
Cousin Eddie Johnson
Miriam Flynn
Cousin Catherine Johnson
Cody Burger
Rocky
Ellen Latzen
Ruby Sue
William Hickey
Lewis
Mae Questel
Bethany
Sam McMurray
Bill
Nicholas Guest
Todd Chester
Margo Chester
Nicolette Scorsese
Mary
Keith MacKechnie
Delivery Boy
Brian Doyle-Murray
Frank Shirley
Natalija Nogulich
Mrs. Shirley
Tony Epper
Bozo #1
Billy Hank Hooker
Bozo #2
Alexander Folk
Swat Officer
Jeremy Roberts
Cop
Woody Weaver
Cop
Michael Kaufman
Young Executive
Doug Llewelyn
Parade Announcer
Devin Bailey
Clark (age 9)
Frank Foti Jr.
SWAT Team Sargeant
Traci Kochendorfer
Downtown Shopper
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1990
 97 minutes (1 hrs 37 mins)
UK release date Released: 6th April 1990
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date Released: 1st December 1989
MPAA Age Rating: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation PG-13 age rating 

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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£1,613,398
2678
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
2679

US total gross
$73,576,146
1012
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  United States
  •  Trinidad & Tobago
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 7

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£807,835
£807,835
4
£403,918
£1,211,753
5
£201,959
£1,413,712
7
£100,980
£1,514,692
8
£50,490
£1,565,182
11
£25,245
£1,590,427
12
£12,623
£1,603,050
Other Box Office History
4 December 2020
£10,348
Box Office Gross Flow
£
807.8K
403.9K
202K
101K

6th Apr
1990

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1990

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1990

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1990

There were no new releases on the box office top 10 this weekend as The Croods: A New Age remained at the top for a third weekend.

Catalogue movies ones again did very well with half the top ten as Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and 2017's Wonder Woman all made re-appearances.

The US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Croods: A New Age (3rd Week)
  • Highest new entry - How The Grinch Stole Christmas (re-enters at number 5)
  • Longest run - Tenet (15 Weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,800,000)*
  • *Not including re-releases

The US box office top 5 breakdown 11th - 13th December 2020

The Croods: A New Age

The animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage spends its third weekend at the top of the US box office with a weekend gross of $3.01 Million, 32% down from last weekend and by far the highest on the US box office this week.

After 3 weeks of release the movie has now taken $24.26 million, it will be one of the top grossing film during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Half Brothers

The Mexican movie from director Luke Greenfield spends a second weekend at number 2 with a weekend gross of $490,000, a 30% drop from last weekend giving the film a total US gross of $1.38 Million.

Elf

The re-release of the 2003 movie jumps to number 3 this week with $400,000, a 20% increase over last weekend.

This gives the film a total gross since release of $176,12 Million.

Freaky

The Christopher Landon directed horror comedy is still doing well and this week takes $315,000 at number 4, 34% down on last weekend.

The movie has now taken a very respectable $8.23 Million over its 5 weeks of release.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The Jim Carey Christmas movie from 2000 re-enters the box office this weekend with $268,170 giving the movie a total gross of $260.31 Million since release.

For the first time on the US box office since Tenet made its debut back in August The Croods: A New Age makes a decent weekend debut.

The release schedule outside the new animated movie is next to nothing and the only other new releases this week are a couple of catalogue movies, the excellent National Lampoons Christmas Vacation at 9 and Disney's Frozen at 12.

Here is this weeks US Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Croods: A New Age (1st week)
  • Highest debut - The Croods: A New Age (@1)
  • Longest run - Tenet (13 Weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,400,000)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

This weeks US box office top 5 breakdown 27th - 29th November 2020.

The Croods: A New Age

Dreamworks follow up their 2013 movie The Croods which took $187.1 Million at the US box office with this sequel which Universal has released while the pandemic is still causing cinemas to shut their doors.

The movie still manages to take a very good $9.7 Million on its debut weekend which is second only to Tenet in the months since the pandemic effected the box office.

Freaky

Freaky

Falling from the top after 2 weeks is the Vince Vaughn starring horror/comedy which takes $770,000, a 40% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now grossed $7.01 Million in the US over 3 weeks of release.

The War With Grandpa

Surprise hit on the last few months is the Robert De Niro starring movie which takes $643,937 over the weekend, only 14% down from last week.

The movie is showing incredible staying power and has grosses $17.25 Million over its 8 weeks of release.

Let Him Go

4 weeks on the the Dianne Lane starring movie falls to 4 with $453,000, 37% down, for a total of $8.73 Million after 4 weeks.

Come Play

Falling to 5 this week is Jacob Chase's horror movie which takes $387,000, 31% down from last weekend, for a $8.83 Million 5 week total.