Aquaman opens big overseas.
It was a slow weekend at the box office, in fact it was the second-lowest weekend of the year, as studios hold out their biggest players for the upcoming holiday movie season. But, the slow weekend proved profitable to Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet (#1). The animated flick came out on top for the third weekend in a row, with an additional $16.1 million. The Grinch (#2) followed with $15.17 million.
With the Golden Globe nominations in, Green Book (#7) saw the most notable increase. It's total box office sits just under $20 million. That's still not the smash industry types were expecting, but it does show that there is still some power in the awards season buzz-building machine.
The Favourite's (#12) theater count increased to 91, giving the film a weekend total of $1.4 million. The awards season favorite should continue to grow as it expands next weekend to over 500 theaters.
In limited release, Mary Queen of Scots (#23) got off to a healthy start in its first weekend, bringing in $200,000 from 4 theaters. Vox Lux (#25) opened in 6 theaters, earning $162,000 and Ben is Back (#31) opened in 4 theaters with $80,000.
Overseas, DC Comics' Aquaman film adaptation opened to $93.6 million in China.
Next weekend, Universal releases Mortal Engines, Clint Eastwood is back with The Mule, and the animated flick Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse opens wide.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - $16.14 million
2. THE GRINCH - $15.1 million
3. CREED II - $10.3 million
4. FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD - $6.8 million
5. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - $6 million
6. INSTANT FAMILY - $5.6 million
7. GREEN BOOK - $3.9 million
8. ROBIN HOOD - $3.5 million
9. THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE - $3.175 million
10. WIDOWS - $3.1 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.