‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and the Box Office

1.“Ralph Breaks the Internet”Buena Vista$25,566,945
2.“The Grinch” (2018)Universal$17,926,785
3.“Creed II”MGM$16,639,048
4.“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”Warner Bros$11,361,556
5.“Bohemian Rhapsody”Fox$8,008,587
6.“Instant Family”Paramount$7,170,076
7.“The Possession of Hannah Grace”ScreenGems$6,401,744
8.“Robin Hood” (2018)Lionsgate$4,781,624
10.“Green Book”Universal$3,931,320


With only one new wide release hitting theaters this weekend, the box office looks very similar to last week’s, with only a few films shifting order. The “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” finished in a very handy first place for the second week in a row with $25.5 million. Disney’s latest animated adventure is at $120M for its first two weeks, and a worldwide total of $207M, easily earning back its production costs. Heading into a December with only one or two more family-friendly films, it looks poised to pass the first film in overall ticket sales by the time it leaves theaters in early 2019.

Universal’s “The Grinch” swapped places and reclaimed second place with $17.9M. The animated tale passed $200M domestic this week, and sits at $268M worldwide. It has been a good three weeks for the latest version of this classic story from Dr. Seuss.

Creed II” was the unlucky swap, moving down to third with $16.6M. The eighth film in the “Rocky” franchise is the sixth highest grossing, unadjusted. The boxing sequel has earned $81M in North America, with an additional $11.7M internationally. After a higher opening than the first film, it remains to be seen whether this will have a similar path.

Holding steady in fourth, fifth, and sixth are “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Instant Family.”

“Grindelwald” is tracking well behind the first film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” But it still has over $500M worldwide, which proves the “Harry Potter” franchise is not going away anytime soon. “Bohemian Rhapsody” has, likewise, grossed over $500M worldwide, with more than $150M domestic. And “Instant Family” is very close to the $50M mark worldwide, with most of that coming from North America.

The lone newcomer to this week’s top ten is “The Possession of Hannah Grace,” which opened in seventh place with $6.4M. The ScreenGems horror flick opened worldwide and earned a total of $10.5M, which puts it past its $9.5M price tag.

The remaining eighth, ninth, and tenth spots this week were last week’s seventh, eighth, and ninth. The latest version of “Robin Hood” earned $4.7M and has $48M worldwide. Steve McQueen’s “Widows” added $4.4M to its $53M total. And “Green Book rounds out the ten with $3.9M. Its $14M total is all domestic.

Next week sees the limited releases of “Ben Is Back,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “Vox Lux,” and the 25th anniversary release of “Schindler’s List.”

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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