Thanksgiving is over and its time to tally the box-office numbers of the holiday weekend. It has been a holiday of sequels with both Disney and MGM releasing follow-ups to their hits "Wreck-it Ralph" and "Creed."
It is being reported that the Wednesday to Sunday North American box office total will be the biggest in the holiday's history, coming in at an estimated $314 million. According to Comscore, this will be the first time the five-day frame has crossed the $300 million mark.
Disney's track record as a holiday season juggernaut still remains untarnished as Ralph Breaks the Internet is the weekend's high scorer, selling an estimated $55.7 million in tickets at 4,017 theatres in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
It also went on to make an estimated $84.5 million since its Wednesday debut. Not adjusted for inflation, the latter figure represents the second-highest Thanksgiving bow ever, behind the phenomenon that was Frozen which made $93.6 million. Overseas, Ralph will add about $41.5 million this weekend, for a worldwide total of $126 million. The film reportedly cost $175 million to make.
Wreck it Ralph features the voice talents of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman. The movie is a sequel to Wreck-it Ralph and it follows Ralph as he journeys into the internet. The movie seems to be quite self-aware with characters cracking jokes at the movie's title. Critics' reviews have been favourable, and audiences gave it an A-minus CinemaScore.
The latest entry in the Rocky spin-off franchise, Creed 2 made an estimated $35.3 million from Friday to Sunday, good for second place, and an estimated $55.8 million over its first five days, which is easily the top Thanksgiving start for a live-action movie. The movie stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.
Here is the list of top ten movies at the box-office:
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet — $55.7 million ($84.5 million five-day)
2. Creed II — $35.3 million ($55.8 million five-day)
3. The Grinch — $30.2 million ($42 million five-day)
4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — $29.7 million ($42.9 million five-day)
5. Bohemian Rhapsody — $13.9 million ($19.2 million five-day)
6. Instant Family — $12.5 million ($17.4 million five-day)
7. Robin Hood — $9.1 million ($14.2 million five-day)
8. Widows — $8 million ($10.6 million five-day)
9. Green Book — $5.4 million ($7.4 million five-day)
10. A Star Is Born — $3 million ($4.1 million five-day)