This was one of the largest Thanksgiving weekends at the box office and Ralph Breaks The Internet was the leader at the box office.
The sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph brought in an impressive $84.5 million over its five-day opening. They delivered the second largest Thanksgiving five-day opening of all-time. This is also an improvement of the $49 million opening of the original film. The film has received positive reviews and also brought in $41.5 million internationally for a worldwide opening of $125.9 million.
Creed II opened in second place with an impressive $55.8 million opening over the five-day weekend. It is the largest opening for a live-action film over Thanksgiving weekend of all-time and is also the seventh largest opening over Thanksgiving weekend. This is well ahead of the $29.6 opening of the original Creed back 2015. I think this film has a decent chance to be one of the higher grossing films of the Rocky series.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald drops two spots out of first place and finishes in third place with $42.9 million over the five-day weekend. The film stands right under $120 million domestically after a 52 percent drop during its second weekend. The film remained at the top spot of the international box office after bringing in $83.7 million.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch finished in fourth place with $42 million over the weekend and is right around $180 million domestically and will soon pass A Quiet Place as the tenth highest grossing domestic release of 2018.
Bohemian Rhapsody rounds out the top five with $19.4 million and crossed $150 million domestically over the weekend. The film brought in $38 million internationally as its worldwide gross crossed $470 million.
Robin Hood was the other new wide release of the holiday weekend and it only managed to reach seventh place. The film brought in a disappointing $14.2 million opening and is already considered one of the biggest flops of the year so far. I don’t think we will see this film crack the top five.
Green Book expanded to wide release and jumped into the top ten finishing in eighth place. The film brought in $7.4 million and has received excellent reviews from critics which they hope will maybe help the box office success.
A Star is Born crossed $190 million domestically and finished in tenth place after eight weeks of release. It is the eighth largest domestic release to never reach the top spot at the box office.
Instant Family ($12.5 million) and Widows ($8 million) both dropped a bit during their second weekends but both remained inside the top ten. Instant Family just crossed $35 million domestically while Widows just crossed $25 million.
Ralph Breaks The Internet has a good chance of winning the box office next weekend as we only have one new wide release and it’s the horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace starring Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars).
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
Disney: $58.5 million
Universal: $36.2 million
MGM: $35.3 million
Warner Bros.: $32.7 million
20th Century Fox: $22.1 million
Paramount Pictures: $14.5 million
Lionsgate: $9.1 million
Sony Pictures: $1.8 million
Fox Searchlight: $1.1 million
Next week’s openings: The Possession of Hannah Grace