In news that would likely only surprise an infant born mere moments ago, a new Disney movie took the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row. Sorry, Grinch, but everyone and their families chose Ralph Breaks The Internet as their first movie of December, dealing another blow to Christmas cheer with a respectable take of $25.7 million—bringing the worldwide total for the Wreck-It Ralph sequel to $207 million.
The Grinch benefited from a little post-Thanksgiving bump, moving up to the No. 2 spot to collect an additional $17.7 million. Illumination’s latest Dr. Seuss adaptation has grossed $203.5 million domestically and is now the studio’s eighth animated film (of nine) to break $200 million. Rounding out the top three is Creed II, which slipped from the No. 2 spot and earned $16.8 million in its second weekend. Not too shabby for a sequel that opened over a five-day holiday weekend.
Somewhat surprisingly, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (not a reference to Johnny Depp’s personal lifestyle choices, unfortunately) stuck it out in the top five, adding $11.2 million in its third weekend. Although J.K. Rowling’s sequel has had a fairly disappointing run in the U.S., it’s performing predictably well internationally, with $385.3 million overseas. That brings Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’s worldwide gross to about $520 million, the bulk of which clearly did not come from this side of the pond. While the domestic numbers alone suggest that Warner Bros. might want to reassess their original five-film plan, we’re sure as shit getting at least two more of these movies.
Bohemian Rhapsody clung to the fifth place spot, adding $8.1 million for a current gross of $164.4 million. Never underestimate the morbid curiosity dollar. Speaking of which, not much changed with the bottom half of the top 10 this week, aside from the addition of The Possession Of Hannah Grace, which debuted in seventh place and knocked Robin Hood down a peg. The indie horror thriller made a decent $6.5 million in its opening weekend, proving that at least some people still watch TV commercials. Robin Hood, meanwhile, continues to rob from the poor to give to the rich, this time adding $4.7 million to the Screen Gems coffers.
The Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne comedy Instant Family remained in sixth place, bringing in another $7.1 million, while Widows and Green Book each moved down a place into the ninth and 10th spots, respectively. Steve McQueen’s handsome heist thriller made $4.4 million in its third weekend and, despite its lower ranking, is still performing quite well for a grown-up movie. Peter Farrelly’s Green Book closed out the top 10 with $3.9 million, bringing its domestic total to $14 million—a surprisingly low number considering this is a film in which Viggo Mortensen shotguns a pizza, Liz Lemon-style, in his underwear.
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