Weekend Box Office (November 30 - December 2, 2018)
by Sujit Chawla
THIS WEEKEND Ralph Breaks the Internet once again ruled the box office charts taking in an additional $25.7M this weekend, according to estimates, a fall of 54%, bringing its cume up to $119.3M. In comparison, the original Wreck-it Ralph slipped only 33% in its second weekend, albeit not coming off a holiday weekend. On the other hand it's almost dollar for dollar matching 2016's Moana which sat at $119.8M after its second weekend. That film went on to end its run at just under $250M. Ralph likely won't reach those heights but could end in the $215-225M range. Overseas the film stands at $88M for a worldwide total of $207M.
While he hates the holidays, audiences are digging The Grinch as he took in an estimated $17.7M this weekend, bringing the Universal release up to $203.5M after four weekends. Sliding 53% in its second weekend was the latest chapter in the Rocky saga, Creed II which hit up an estimated $16.8M this weekend, bringing its total up to $81.2M. In comparison the original fell just under 50% and had a total of $64.6M after its second weekend. If the sequel follows the path of the original it could end its run around $130M.
The biggest drop in the top 10 went to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which fell 62% in its third weekend to an estimated $11.2M bringing its cume up to $134M. The first film in the series was sitting at $183M at the same point in its run. It's doing better internationally as it now stands at $385M overseas for a worldwide total of $519M.
Bohemian Rhapsody stayed in the top five taking in an estimated $8.1M bringing its total up to a strong $164M. Paramount's Instant Family landed in sixth place with an estimated $7.1M bringing its cume up to $46M.
The only new release this weekend was Sony's horror entry The Possession of Hannah Grace which was poorly received and took in only $6.5M, according to estimates, from 2,065 theaters for a per screen average of $3,148. Reviews were awful while paying audiences gave the film a horrifying C- CinemaScore grade. Another horribly reviewed film, Robin Hood feel to eighth place in its second weekend. The difference in budget between the two films? Around $90M. Robin took in an estimated $4.7M bringing its total up to only $21.7M. Look for a final total under $35M which can only be considered a disaster for Lionsgate.
Widows took in an estimated $4.4M this weekend bringing its total up to $33M after three weekends. And rounding out the top 10 was Green Book which took in $3.9M, according to estimates, bringing its cume up to $14M, also after three weekends.
The top ten films grossed an estimated $106.3M which was up 10% from last year when Coco remained at number one with $27.5M; and up 27% from 2016 when Moana also remained in the top spot with $28.3M.
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|#||Title||Nov 30 - Dec 2||Nov 23 - 25||% Chg.||Theaters||Weeks||AVG||Cumulative||Distributor|
|1||Ralph Breaks the Internet||$ 25,566,945||$ 56,237,634||-54.5||4,017||2||$ 6,365||$ 119,105,178||Disney|
|4||Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald||11,361,556||29,375,498||-61.3||3,851||3||2,950||134,502,962||Warner Bros.|
|7||The Possession of Hannah Grace||6,401,744||2,065||1||3,100||6,401,744||Sony|
|12||A Star is Born||1,829,567||3,016,129||-39.3||1,081||9||1,692||193,747,003||Warner Bros.|
|14||The Favourite||1,072,282||422,410||153.8||34||2||31,538||1,646,592||Fox Searchlight|
|19||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||338,735||598,142||-43.4||272||7||1,245||6,580,505||Fox Searchlight|
|Top 5||$ 79,502,921||$ 165,581,218||-52.0|
|Top 20 vs. 2017||115,602,054||102,727,823||12.5|
This column is updated three times each week: Thursday (upcoming weekend's summary), Sunday (post-weekend analysis with estimates), and Monday night (actuals). Opinions expressed in this column are those solely of the author.
Last Updated: November 25, 2018 at 3:00PM ET
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