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Wreck-It Ralph 2 Expected To Top Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

November 23, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Variety reports that Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is projected to win the 5-day Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, getting around $80 million from 4,017 theaters. Other estimates, however, have it between $90 million and $100 million. If that happens, it could break the record set by Frozen for the holiday, which had $93.6 million. The first Ralph movie had a $49 million opening weekend in 2012 before earning $189 million domestically and $471 million worldwide.

Meanwhile, MGM & New Line’s Creed II is projected to earn around $62 million from 3,359 theaters. Both films are performing better than initially expected, as Ralph was originally predicted to earn between $67 million and $77 million, while Creed 2 was originally projected for $45 million.

The other new release of the week, Lionsgate’s Robin Hood, is expected to get $17 million from 2,715 theaters. This will be bad news for Lionsgate, especially considering it had a $100 million budget. Before its release, it was projected to get $15 million.

The rest of the top five are expected to include a combination of The Grinch, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Bohemian Rhapsody. Both Grinch and Fantastic Beasts are projected to earn around $40 million. This would give the former $178 million in 17 days and the latter $115 million in 10 days. Rhapsody is projected to get another $18 million, bringing it past the $150 million mark in 24 days.

Finally, Universal expanded the release of Green Book, which is likely to get $6.5 million at 1,063 theaters, an increase from opening at 25 last week.