Generally speaking, the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday is one of quietest of the year in terms of new studio offerings, and this year is no different as Ralph Breaks the Internet and a crop of other holdovers claim the top spots on the chart.
That leaves Screen Gems’ Possession of Hannah Grace looking at a sixth-place finish, with a debut of roughly $6 million from 2,065 cinemas.
The horror pic, which cost less than $10 million to produce before marketing, tells the tale of a shocking exorcism that claims the life of a young woman. Months later, a morgue worker (Shay Mitchell) takes delivery of a disfigured body and, as it’s locked inside the basement, begins to experience horrifying visions and a demonic force.
Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen and written by Brian Sieve, Hannah Grace also stars Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson and Stana Katic.
Higher up on the chart, MGM and New Line’s box office hit, Creed II, is finding itself in a close battle with Illumination/Universal’s The Grinch for second place.
Both films are looking to earn around $16 million for the weekend, although Creed II, now in its second weekend, could pull ahead and approach $20 million from 3,576 theaters. The Grinch, now in its third outing and playing in 3,984 locations, will jump the $200 million mark domestically sometime over the weekend.
Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Fox/New Regency’s Bohemian Rhapsody round out the top five with projected weekend earnings of $14 million and $9 million, respectively.