Ralph Breaks the Internet earns $207 mn at global box office; Fantastic Beasts 2 crosses $500 mn
On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet repeated as No 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday.
The Wreck-It Ralph sequel dropped steeply (54 percent) after nearly setting a Thanksgiving record last weekend. But with only one new film in wide release, nothing came close to Ralph Breaks the Internet, which sends John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman’s video-game characters into cyberspace. In 11 days of release, the $175 million film has cleared $207 million worldwide.
Still going strong in its fourth week of release, Universal’s The Grinch came in second with $17.7 million in ticket sales. The Grinch, the Illumination animated production with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Christmas curmudgeon, surpassed $200 million domestically and edged in front of last week’s No. 2 film, the Rocky sequel Creed II.
Like Ralph Breaks the Internet, MGM’s boxing drama also slid sizably after a big holiday opening, declining 53 percent. Creed II, with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, took in $16.8 million in its second weekend. It has thus far grossed $81.2 million on a $50 million budget.
Holding in fourth place was Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald from Warner Bros., at $11.2 million, pushing its worldwide total past $500 million. The Harry Potter prequel stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander; also starring are Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
The week’s lone new wide release, the Sony Screen Gems horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace, opened modestly with $6.5 million. Orion Picture’s Anna and the Apocalypse, a well-reviewed indie mash-up — your standard zombie-comedy-musical — debuted in five theaters, with about $50,000 in ticket sales.
(With inputs from The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse)
Updated Date: Dec 03, 2018 19:14:05 IST