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Battle at the Box Office 11/26

It was a crowded holiday weekend at the box office but Ralph Breaks the Internet emerged on top for the second largest Thanksgiving opening of all time and the entire weekend was the highest ever, with the top 12 movies making over $206 million combined.

Ralph Breaks the Internet brought in $55.6 million for the weekend and $84.4 million for the five days of the holiday.  It’s $9 million below Frozen, which is still the highest grossing five day Thanksgiving release but it tops Moana, Toy Story 2 and Coco.  It’s also $6 million above what the first Wreck-It Ralph made in its opening weekend and it’s the fourth highest opening overall for Disney Animation.

Creed II was a strong second with $35 million over the weekend and $55.8 million for the five day holiday.  It’s the largest live action opening of all time for Thanksgiving and the highest opening ever for the Rocky series, $6 million up from Creed’s opening weekend of $29 million back in 2015.

The Grinch seemed to benefit from the holiday weekend as well, only dropping 21% from last weekend and adding another $30.2 million for the 3 day weekend and getting up to just over $180.4 million and just over $215 million worldwide.

The Crimes of Grindelwald and Bohemian Rhapsody rounded out the top 5, with the former dropping 52% from last week’s opening weekend, making $29.6 for the 3 day weekend and $117 million for two weeks out.  It was the number one movie worldwide for the second weekend in a row and has made over $439 million.

Robin Hood debuted to seventh place with a disastrous $9.1 million for the 3 day weekend and $14.2 million for the 5 days.  The movie reportedly cost over $100 million to make, meaning it’s going to lose Lionsgate a huge chunk of change, especially since internationally it only made an additional $8.7 million.  The Russell Crowe/Ridley Scott Robin Hood from 2010, for a comparison, made over $35 million it’s opening weekend.

Green Book expanded wide over the Thanksgiving weekend and jumped from 22nd place to ninth with $5.4 million for the 3 day weekend and it’s up to $7.8 million total for two weeks out.

The Favourite took the Per Screen average with a massive $105,000 on each of the 4 screens it debuted on. The movie stars Emma Stone and is the latest from The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos.

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