BOX OFFICE REPORT
November 23-25, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Ralph Breaks the Internet||$55.6 million|
|Creed II||$35.2 million|
|The Grinch||$30.2 million|
The Crimes of Grindelwald
|Bohemian Rhapsody||$13.8 million|
Ralph returned to wreck it some more, and was only a few million shy of that high score. With an estimated $84.4 million since opening Wednesday, that's the second-highest five-day Thanksgiving debut. The champion remains Frozen, which couldn't let its whopping $93.5 million record go. That's a bit of an improvement on the original, which opened with $49 million over three days back in 2012. The film should have plenty of time to cross the seemingly standard $200 million threshold for animated Disney films, as it won't have any competition to speak of until Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens on December 14.
Creed II also improved on its predecessor. The Rocky follow-up earned $55.8 million in five days, a leap up from the last film's $42.1 million over the same five-day Thanksgiving weekend three years ago. While the film was a big hit and earned an Oscar nomination, it soared in popularity in recent years, with some fans ranking it as the second-best Rocky movie. This sequel should easily top the $109 million Creed took in, and become one of the biggest sports movies ever.
The Grinch held on strongly, dropping only 21 percent. It's already No. 12 for the year and should cross $200 million by the end of next weekend. It's looking like it may finish 6th for the year, barring an extremely strong performance from one or more Christmas releases. Fantastic Beasts didn't look so fantastic in its second weekend. Dropping more than 50 percent, The Crimes of Grindelwald will soon fizzle out, earning anywhere from $50 to $75 million less than its predecessor. Bohemian Rhapsody looked strong in its fourth weekend. By next weekend, it will likely overtake Straight Outta Compton to be the biggest music biopic ever. Mama mia.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos' royal farce. The black comedy averaged $105,000 on its four screens. That's easily the best independent debut of the year.
- Robin Hood couldn't even steal from the rich. The latest attempt at the classic story resulted in another flop. Finishing in 7th place, it only took in $14.1 million since opening Wednesday.
- Despite earning the coveted People's Choice Award at Toronto, Green Book is struggling to find its audience. Going wide on Wednesday, it only finished in 9th place.
The weekend after Thanksgiving is always quiet, but there's actually not much to speak of for the next two weekends. Next week's only new wide release is horror flick The Possession of Hannah Grace. While that one might debut pretty strongly, its best hope is No. 3. Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II will both repeat in the top two spots.