Ralph Breaks the Internet Wins the Weekend with the Second Largest Thanksgiving Opening Ever
The last five days have been good for the box office with the largest Thanksgiving three-day weekend ever in the top twelve films. They combined for over $206 million.
Ralph Breaks the Internet was the top of the weekend box office with the second largest five day Thanksgiving gross of all time. The film earned $84.5 million over five days and $55.7 million over the three days. The film also received good reviews and word of mouth which should propel it quite well in the coming weeks. The crowd was 51% female while the first film was 55% male.
Internationally the film earned an estimated $41.5 million from 18 markets for a $125.9 million global debut.
In second place was Creed II with a $55.8 million five-day debut. That’s the seventh largest opening during Thanksgiving and the largest for a live-action film. It’s $16 million ahead of the original. It earned $35.3 million over the three day weekend.
Audiences enjoyed the film giving it an “A” CinemaScore which matches the original and points to a solid run that should beat the original.
In third place was Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald over the five days but it was fourth over the three days. It earned $42.9 million to bring its domestic total to $117.1 million. Over the three days it earned $29.7 million. It also earned $83.7 million internationally making it the number one film globally for the second weekend in a row. Worldwide the film has earned $439.7 million.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch was fourth over the five days but third over the three days. It earned $42 million over the five days which brings its domestic total to $180 million. Over the three days it earned $30.2 million. The film also opened in 11 markets bringing in $7.6 million to bring its international total to $35.3 million. It opens in 23 more markets this coming weekend.
Rounding out the top five was Bohemian Rhapsody which earned $19.4 million over five days to bring its domestic total to $152 million. It earned $13.9 million over the three days. With $38 million internationally, the global total is now $472.1 million.
In comic movie adaptations….
Venom came in at #15, down from #12 last week. The film earned an estimated $780,000 over the three day weekend to bring its domestic total to $211.7 million.
We’ll have a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations in an hour.