The two movies' Tuesday opening nights set box office records for Thanksgiving previews. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" earned $3.8 million, with "Creed II" just a hair behind it at $3.7 million. Both are the best preview showings ever for Thanksgiving week.
For Disney, the sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph" outperformed previous Thanksgiving previews by "Coco" ($2.3 million) and "Moana" ($2.6 million). The animated family film is on track to make $67 to $75 million over the extended holiday weekend.
"Creed II" also outdid the original movie, which made $1.5 million in previews the Tuesday before Thanksgiving in 2015. The sequel is expected to earn $50 million through the weekend.
The other movie that opened with Tuesday night previews didn't fare as well. "Robin Hood" grossed just $800,000 and has a projected five-day total of $13 to $15 million.