It was a slow weekend at the box office as we didn’t have any new wide releases. Ralph Breaks The Internet remained the box office champion for the third straight weekend.
The animated film brought in $16.1 million during its third weekend and only dropped 37 percent. The film crossed $140 million domestically. It is less than $50 million behind the original film and I think this film will finish around the $180-$190 million range domestically. The film added $18 million internationally as its worldwide gross stands around $258.2 million.
The Grinch remained in second place and only dropped 13 percent. The film brought in $15.7 million and is closing in on $225 million domestically. The Grinch is definitely taking advantage of the holiday season and I expect to see continued success in the coming weeks.
The rest of the top five also remained the same as Creed II brought in $10.3 million as the film’s domestic gross stands around $96 million and will cross $100 million domestically this week. The film’s international gross is approaching $25 million and still is going strong in the UK.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald dropped 40 percent during its fourth weekend and brought in $6.8 million and crossed $145 million domestically. The film has struggled a bit domestically but its worldwide gross is still impressive as it is approaching $570 million.
Bohemian Rhapsody once again rounds out the top five with $6 million and crossed $170 million domestically this weekend. The film’s worldwide gross is just shy of $600 million and it is it is now cracked into the top ten worldwide releases of 2018.
Green Book was the only film inside the top ten that climbed in the rankings. This could be in part to the five Golden Globe nominations the film has received as it climbed three sports to seventh place with $3.9 million and is close to $20 million domestically.
The Possession of Hannah Grace dropped 50 percent during its second weekend as the horror film only brought in $3.2 million and finished in ninth place. The film’s domestic gross stands at $11.5 million and I see this film leaving the top ten next weekend.
Instant Family ($5.6 million), Robin Hood ($3.6 million) and Widows ($3.1 million) round out the rest of the top ten. The re-release of Schindler’s List finished in fourteenth place and brought in $551,000 from 1,029 theaters.
I think that Ralph Breaks The Internet’s time as the box office champion will end next weekend as we have three new wide releases coming including The Mule, directed by Clint Eastwood and starting Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper.
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
Universal: $20.4 million
Disney: $17.1 million
MGM: $10.3 million
Warner Bros.: $9.3 million
20th Century Fox: $9.3 million
Paramount Pictures: $6.1 million
Lionsgate: $3.6 million
Sony Pictures: $3.6 million
Fox Searchlight: $1.8 million
Next week’s openings: Mortal Engines, The Mule, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse