Weekend Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8M


Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet  stayed a big winner in its second outing, earning another $25.8 million from 4,017 theaters to top the box office chart in North America.


The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the quietest of the year in terms of fresh studio offerings, and this year was no exception as Ralph 2 and a crop of other tasty leftovers dominated and drove overall revenue up nearly 12 percent over the same frame last year.


The only new wide title on the marquee, The Possession of Hannah Grace, couldn’t scare up much business, landing at No. 7 with roughly $6.5 million.


Hannah Grace 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. Sony insiders say the film, which debuted to $4.2 million overseas from 17 markets, will turn a profit, considering its modest production cost of less than $8 million before marketing.

Ralph Breaks the Internet‘s domestic total of $119.3 million is on par with fellow Disney Thanksgiving hits Moana and Coco at the same point in their runs. Overseas, Ralph 2 took in another $33.7 million from its first 27 markets for a foreign tally of $87.7 million and an early worldwide cume of $207 million.


The animated sequel, falling 54 percent from Thanksgiving weekend, wasn’t the only family film to prosper: Illumination and Universal’s The Grinch came in No. 2 in its fourth weekend with $17.7 million from 3,934 theaters. On Sunday, the holiday-themed film crossed the $200 million mark in North America to finish the day with a domestic cume of $203.5 million and a global haul of $268.3 million.


Weekend Box Office 12/2/18

3-Day Weekend Box Office Estimates – Source: comScore
Weekend Cume Theaters Week
1. Ralph Breaks The Internet $25.8M $119.3M 4,017 2
2. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch $17.7M $203.5M 3,934 4
3. Creed II $16.8M $81.2M 3,576 2
4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald $11.2M $134.3M 3,851 3
5. Bohemian Rhapsody $8.1M $164.4M 3,007 5
6. Instant Family $7.2M $45.9M 3,376 3
7. Possession Of Hannah Grace $6.5M $6.5M 2,065 1
8. Robin Hood $4.7M $21.7M 2,827 2
9. Widows $4.4M $33M 2,393 3
10. Green Book $3.9M $14M 1,065 3
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Walt Disney Studios
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