News // 'WRECK-IT RALPH 2' SMASHES THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Robin Hood bombs big time.



As expected, Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet (#1) won the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a massive $55 million for the Friday-Sunday period and $84.5 million for the holiday stretch of Wednesday to Sunday.


That total was impressive, but not quite as massive as Frozen's $93.6 million when it debuted.


MGM's Creed II (#2) earned $55.8 million over the five days, becoming the highest Thanksgiving debut for a live-action film of al time.


Despite Ralph's numbers not quite meeting Frozen's, the overall box office numbers set a new record for the holiday week. 2018's total was $314 million, over the previous record-holder 2013 which brought in $295 million.


The third major release was Lionsgate's Robin Hood (#7), a film that came with a $100 million budget but brought in just $14.2 million over the five days.


Awards hopefuls stuttered throughout the weekend. The Front Runner (#16) finally opened wide, but didn't make much. Green Book (#9) also went wide and barely turned a profit. Their poor showings fall in line with other recent buzzed films like Widows (#8) and First Man (#28) to fail at striking up much audience support.


More limited picks fared better. Boy Erased (#12) expanded to over 650 theaters, bringing in $2.3 million. The Favourite (#19) opened to four screens and earned $105,000 per theater. That's the highest per screen average of the year and the highest since La La Land debuted in 2016.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are fantasy blunder The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (#11), action thriller Overlord (#13), mismarketed dark thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web (#21), and poorly-received Nobody's Fool (#14).


Next weekend, If Beale Street Could Talk will hopefully break the dry spell for awards season prospects as the weekend's main wide release.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release) 1. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - $55.67 million

2. CREED II - $35.29 million

3. THE GRINCH - $30.2 million

4. FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD - $29.65 million

5. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY - $13.85 million

6. INSTANT FAMILY - $12.5 million

7. ROBIN HOOD - $9.125 million

8. WIDOWS - $7.95 million

9. GREEN BOOK - $5.4 million

10. A STAR IS BORN - $3 million All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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