This Thanksgiving holiday was another big one for theaters, with two sequels pushing the domestic box office close to a new holiday record. While the traditional weekend box office is stretched across 3 days, the Thanksgiving holiday gives new releases five-days to lure moviegoers into the theaters. This year “Creed II,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Robin Hood” were the big releases, with “Green Book” and “The Favourite” hitting select theaters across the country.
The highest grossing movie this week was “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which made over $84M across 4,017 locations. The animated-comedy made $55M over the traditional weekend. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” was directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore and features the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, and Gal Gadot. The original “Wreck-It Ralph” debuted in 2012 with a $49M opening weekend. The highest grossing five-day total for the holiday still belongs to Disney’s “Frozen,” which made $93.5M for Disney back in 2013.
“Creed II” was another success story, making $55M over the holiday week and $35M over the traditional weekend. “Creed II” was directed by Steven Caple Jr., the film stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson. The original “Creed” was directed by Ryan Coogler and the film had a $29M opening back in 2015.
Universal Pictures’ “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” made another $30M this weekend, raising the film’s three-week total to just over $180M domestically. “The Grinch” was directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, the film features the voice talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, and Rashida Jones.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” dropped to a close fourth-place overall, bringing in an estimated $29.6M across 4,163 locations. The film’s two-week running total now sits at $117M domestically. “Fantastic Beasts 2” was directed by David Yates, the film features Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Johnny Depp.
FOX’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” remained in the top-five another week, bringing in $13.8M across 2,927 locations. The film has made over $152M for the studio domestically. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers, and Tom Hollander.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is “Robin Hood” from Lionsgate. The action-thriller only made $9M across 2,827 locations this weekend, landing in seventh-place overall during the film’s big debut. “Robin Hood” was directed by Otto Bathurst, the film stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Next weekend, thriller fans will get to see “The Possession of Hannah Grace” with Shay Mitchell. Select theaters will also be screening the zombie-musical “Anna and the Apocalypse” from director John McPhail, that film stars Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, and Sarah Swire.