Tim Allen is a comedian and actor. Many know him best as Tim Taylor handyman. But alongside his success on television, Allen has also had many roles in feature films, including Santa Claus. The original film was so popular that it received two sequels. And the films have raked in millions at the box office.
The franchise has been so popular it’s set to return this holiday season. A Disney+ miniseries called The Santas debuted in November 2022. Allen returned in the title role, and many of the original cast will appear in the six episodes.
Vacation movies often bring back the warmth and nostalgia of the season to viewers. And the movies in Santa Claus trilogy are no different. They are so popular that all three films have earned a spot on the list of the top ten grossing Christmas movies.
According to Forbes, Santa Claus Earned $145 million Santa Claus 2 Earned $139 million, and Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause Earned $84.5 million. So the entire franchise to date is worth more than $360 million worldwide. The Santas is expected to be just as popular, but its popularity will be measured in streaming views rather than ticket sales.
Everyone is no stranger to being involved in financially successful projects. He was the star of handyman for nine seasons. He also directed the sitcom Last Man Standing for another nine seasons. Allen acted in high-grossing films such as wild boarsthe toy story Franchise, Galaxy Questand another holiday favorite, Christmas with the sick, according to The Numbers. He also makes money from brand advertising, including the narration he does for Michigan’s “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign.
With all these successful projects, Allen has amassed a net worth of $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Today, Allen still holds the title of fifth-highest salary ever paid to a television actor, earning during its peak of $1.25 million per episode handyman.
The Santas is one of the most anticipated releases of the holiday. It continues the storyline of Santa Claus Franchise. Instead of a single feature film The Santas is a miniseries that streamed on Disney+ on November 16th. The first two episodes were made available immediately, and subsequent episodes of the 6-part miniseries will be released each week thereafter.
What many fans of the franchise want to know is how many of their favorite characters will be returning to the miniseries. According to the comic book, fans will be able to see all of their favorites. Allen returns as Scott Calvin/Santa and Elizabeth Mitchell returns as Carol/Mrs. Klaus. Eric Lloyd, who played Charlie, and David Krumholtz, who played head elf Bernard, will reprise their roles as guest stars.
Some of the cast members bringing new characters to the story are Kal Penn, Rupali Redd, Devin Bright, Matilda Lawler, and Allen’s real-life daughter, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, who plays Sandra Calvin.
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