Bad Santa 2 Release Date Set for November 2016

Bad Santa 2 Bolly Bob ThorntonFor fans of the original, you may be happy to hear that the Bad Santa 2 release date will be coming to theaters November 23, 2016.

In this sequel from Broad Green Pictures and Miramax, Billy Bob Thornton will be reprising his role alongside Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, and Kathy Bates. Bad Santa 2 will be directed by Mark Waters who is famous for Mean Girls and Freaky Friday.

For those who are unaware, the original Bad Santa that release in 2003 was a black comedy about a miserable conman who poses with his partner as a mall Santa and his elf. Their plan is to rob various department stores on Christmas Eve, but problems arise when they meet a troubled kid and the security guard discovers their plan.

Plans for a sequel began all the way back in September of 2009 when Billy Bob Thornton announced that there would be a sequel. At the time, the movie was planned to release in 2011.

This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise since the movie made over three times its original budget. Bad Santa cost roughly $23 million to make, but was able to make over $76 million worldwide.

Billy Bob Thornton is a fantastic actor, so it’s nice to see him unwind from time to time with a role he so clearly enjoys. Of course, we’ll have to add this to our list of the must see movies of 2016.

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