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Box Office: WRECK-IT RALPH Breaks The Competition!

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Audiences were ready for Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The sequel opened to $18.5 million the day before the holiday and it just kept going up from there. Ralph finished the five day holiday run with $84.5 million, making it the second biggest Thanksgiving opening after Frozen.

After 42 years the Rocky saga is still going strong, thanks in no small part to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed. The update, reboot, sequel, whatever, rejuvenated the series for a new generation of fans and that momentum carried through to Creed II, as it brought in $55.8 million over the five day weekend. If you want to know what our own Tony Artiga thought of the film CLICK HERE!

You would think with Ralph taking the top spot that there wouldn’t be room for another animated kid flick, however, that wasn’t the case. Illumination’s The Grinch fell from the second spot last week to number three, but only dropped 21% for a three day weekend take of $30.2 million. Its domestic total is now at an impressive $180.4 million.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald dropped three spots to number four with $29.6 million bringing its domestic total to $117.1 million. American audiences may be cooling a bit to J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, but international audiences are still loving it as Beasts has amassed $439.7 million worldwide

Bohemian Rhapsody is till hanging out in the top five, albeit in the last spot. After four weeks the rock biopic banked another $13.8 million bringing its domestic total to $152 million.

The other wide release this week, Robin Hood, didn’t even do enough business to crack the top five. Opening at number seven, Hood only managed $9.1 million for the three day weekend, and $14.2 million for the five day holidya weekend

Next week doesn’t see the release of any major box office competition, so don’t expect much movement in the top five.

Here’s the full top ten. As always, worldwide numbers include the domestic takes, so if you need to know what the international numbers are you’ll have to break out the calculator.

Rank Title Weekend Take Domestic Total Worldwide Total
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet
$55,672,000 $84,472,000 $125,972,000
2. Creed II $35,293,000 $55,806,000 N/A
3. Dr Seuss’ The Grinch $30,210,000 $180,442,250 $215,742,250
4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald $29,650,000 $117,117,238 $439,717,238
5. Bohemian Rhapsody $13,855,000 $152,014,253 $472,170,579
6. Instant Family $12,500,000 $35,751,508 N/A
7 Robin Hood $9,125,000 $14,220,000 $22,920,000
8. Widows $7,955,000 $25,585,819 $38,626,007
9. Green Book $5,443,000 $7,800,401 N/A
10. A Star is Born $3,005,000 $191,005,173 $353,405,173

SOURCE: Box Office Mojo

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