The first box office weekend of December was almost identical to Thanksgiving weekend. Ralph Breaks The Internet remained box office champion while the top five remained nearly the same as The Grinch and Creed II switched spots.
Ralph Breaks The Internet only dropped 54 percent during tis second weekend and brought in $25.8 million. The film stands just below $120 million domestically. The film also brought in $33.7 million internationally as its international total is just under $88 million for a worldwide gross that is at $207 million.
The Grinch jumped up a spot back to second place with $17.7 million and crossed $200 million domestically. I think this film will remain inside the top five especially now that we are in December and the holiday season should help the animated film have continued success at the box office.
Creed II dropped 53 percent during its sophomore weekend and brought in $16.8 million. The film crossed $80 million domestically and should cross the $100 million mark in the next week or so. It is also else than $30 million behind the original’s gross which was just under $110 million.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald remained in fourth place with $11.2 million. The film is right under $135 million domestically. It has been lacking at the domestic box office but has been the top film at the international box office for three straight weeks. The film just crossed $385 million internationally for a worldwide gross of right around $520 million.
Bohemian Rhapsody rounds out the top five for the second straight weekend. The film added another $8.1 million to cross $160 million domestically. The film is also a major hit internationally with an international gross of $375 million.
The only wide release of the weekend was the horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace. The exorcism horror film opened in seventh place with $6.5 million. I predicted the opening would be right under $10 million. I think this film will reach around the $25 million range domestically.
Robin Hood continues to tank as it dropped another spot finishing in eighth place. The film brought in $4.7 million and dropped 49 percent during its second weekend. The film crossed $20 million domestically. This film will not crack the top five and shortly will be outside of the top ten.
Instant Family ($7.2 million), Widows ($4.4 million) and Green Book ($3.9 million) round out the rest of the top ten. This is the first weekend that A Star is Born is outside the top ten but the film did cross $190 million domestically.
The box office results could look very similar for a third straight weekend as we don’t have any wide releases scheduled. Universal will be re-releasing Schindler’s List into over 1,000 locations for the film’s 25th anniversary.
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
Disney: $27.1 million
Universal: $21.8 million
MGM: $16.8 million
Warner Bros.: $13.1 million
20th Century Fox: $12.7 million
Paramount Pictures: $7.9 million
Sony Pictures: $7.2 million
Lionsgate: $4.7 million
Fox Searchlight: $1.2 million
Next week’s openings: Schindler’s List (re-release)