Box Office: 'Ralph Breaks The Internet' Wrecks the Competition Again
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" ruled the North American box office in its second weekend, racking up $25.8 million.
That's a decline of just 53% and pushes the Disney sequel’s domestic take past $100 million.
Audiences were in the mood for animation this weekend: "Dr. Seuss's The Grinch" returned to second place with $17.7 million. It's earned $203.5 million so far.
The only new nationwide release, low-budget indie horror film "The Possession of Hannah Grace," opened in line with industry estimates with $6.5 million from 2,065 locations. It stars "Pretty Little Liars" alum Shay Mitchell as a morgue attendant who realizes a disfigured body is possessed by a demon. The R-rated thriller earned only a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes and a C- CinemaScore from audiences.
In limited release, "The Favourite," which debuted last weekend with the best per-screen-average of the year ($105,600), continued to impress as as it expanded to 34 theaters. The Oscar hopeful made $1.1 million this weekend with a still-solid per-screen average of $32,500. Stars Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone were just honored with a special jury prize by the the Gotham Awards.
Critics hated "Head Full of Honey" and audiences showed little interest in the dramedy, which stars Nick Nolte as a widower with Alzheimer's who takes a trip to Venice with his granddaughter. It opened in four locations in New York and Los Angeles, earning just $2,250 per location. The Observer said it was "Exaggerated, infuriating, and about as funny as a root canal without anesthesia."
Meanwhile, the well-reviewed Scottish zombie musical "Anna and the Apocalypse" brought in $50,000 when it debuted on five screens.
This weekend,"Free Solo" became the fourth documentary this year to cross $10 million at the domestic box office. The mountain-climbing doc is now the fourth-highest grossing documentary this year. It's been nominated for a number of awards, including from the Producers Guild and National Board of Review.
This weekend’s totals were up a strong 11.8% compared to the same time last year when "Coco" made $27.5 million in its second weekend. Overall, 2018 box office is up 10% from 2017, according to Comscore.
Here are the top 10 estimates for November 30– December 2, 2018
1. "Ralph Breaks the Internet," $25,756,000
2. "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" (2018), $17,730,000
3. "Creed II," $16,832,863
4. "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," $11,200,000
5. "Bohemian Rhapsody," $8,100,000
6. "Instant Family," $7,150,000
7. "The Possession of Hannah Grace," $6,500,000
8. "Robin Hood" (2018), $4,700,000
9. "Widows," $4,400,000
10. "Green Book," $3,900,000