BOX OFFICE REPORT
November 30-December 2, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||$25.7 million|
|The Grinch||$17.7 million|
|Creed II||$16.8 million|
The Crimes of Grindelwald
|Bohemian Rhapsody||$8.1 million|
With only one new wide release, the top five spots essentially held their positions. Ralph Breaks the Internet isn't breaking any more records, and looks like it won't break Wreck-It Ralph's gross. That 54 percent drop was bigger than expected. The film is now tracking about $70 million behind the original, and with drops like this, there's almost no way it can make up the difference.
Creed II also dropped more than 50 percent, though it's in better shape. It's currently $28 million below the original Creed, and could definitely get there. The Grinch held on strongly again. Jumping up to second place, it became the 10th movie of 2018 to cross $200 million.
Fantastic Beasts was flat-out stupefied in its third weekend. It fell another 61 percent, making The Crimes of Grindelwald an American flop but an international success. Bohemian Rhapsody continued its surprising success. It's now the biggest music biopic ever, and it's looking more and more likely that Rami Malek will get that Oscar nomination.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Favourite expanded, but held onto its crown. It added 30 screens and still averaged an impressive $32,500 on each one.
- The Possession of Hannah Grace was the only new release, but it didn't scare up much. It made just $6.5 million, though it only cost $9.5 million.
- Free Solo became the fourth documentary of 2018 to pass $10 million, a truly shocking development. Along with RBG, Three Identical Strangers and Won't You Be My Neighbor?, it's been a huge year for non-fiction films.
Expect more of the same, just with smaller figures. There aren't any new wide releases. It will probably be the lowest-grossing weekend since Super Bowl Weekend back in February.