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Saturday Update: November’s excellent box office march continues this weekend as Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet is over-performing in its Thanksgiving debut, adding $21.735 million on Black Friday for a three-day haul of $50.535 million. The hit sequel is currently pacing for a Friday-to-Sunday weekend around $57 million, which puts it in contention to best Toy Story 2‘s $57.4 million as the second highest three-day Thanksgiving debut in history (behind only Frozen‘s $67.4 million). For Ralph‘s overall five-day start, that would land around $85.8 million — potentially topping Moana ($82.1 million) as the second best ever behind Frozen ($93.6 million).


Creed II is also off to an excellent start slightly above forecasts with another $14.13 million on Friday, giving it $34.64 million after three days. That comes in 43.5 percent ahead of its predecessor’s first three days in November 2015, setting the stage for a weekend frame around $35 million — giving it an overall $55.5 million five-day estimated bow.


The Grinch nabbed another $11.6 million yesterday for an updated domestic cume of $161.85 million. Its three-day weekend should land close to $29.5 million, which — as expected — puts it in close positioning to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. That sequel added $11.82 million on Friday, giving it $99.3 million domestically as it paces for a weekend around $29 million.


Meanwhile, Robin Hood grabbed $3.46 million on Friday, giving it $8.555 million in its first three days. The Friday-Sunday segment should end up around $9 million, giving the pic a $14.1 million estimated five-day opening.


On the Oscar race front, Green Book earned $2.05 million on Friday for a new total of $4.4 million in the bank. Its three-day weekend could net around $5.4 million.


Last but not least, The Favourite opened on Friday with a strong $190,572 from four locations — marking an excellent $47,643 per-theater average. Fox is projecting around $415,000 for the weekend.


Early three-day estimates are below. Updated studio estimates will follow on Sunday, followed by final results on Monday.


Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, NOV. 23 – SUN, NOV. 25


WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Ralph Breaks the Internet
$57,000,000

4,017

$14,190
$85,800,000
1
Disney


2
Creed II
$35,000,000

3,441

$10,171
$55,513,000
1
MGM / Warner Bros


3
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
$29,500,000
-24%
3,960
-181
$7,449
$179,747,250
3
Universal


4
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
$29,000,000
-53%
4,163
0
$6,966
$116,467,000
2
Warner Bros.


5
Bohemian Rhapsody
$13,300,000
-17%
2,927
-883
$4,544
$151,464,253
4
20th Century Fox


6
Instant Family
$12,000,000
-17%
3,286
0
$3,652
$35,251,508
2
Paramount Pictures


7
Robin Hood
$9,000,000

2,827

$3,184
$14,095,000
1
Lionsgate / Summit


8
Widows
$7,900,000
-36%
2,803
0
$2,818
$25,530,819
2
20th Century Fox


9
Green Book
$5,400,000
1585%
1,063
1038
$5,080
$7,758,401
2
Universal Pictures


10
A Star is Born
$3,000,000
-30%
1,202
-808
$2,496
$191,000,000
8
Warner Bros.


11
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
$2,800,000
-41%
1,757
-878
$1,594
$49,207,698
4
Walt Disney Pictures


12
Overlord
$1,100,000
-71%
1,223
-1636
$899
$20,175,026
3
Paramount Pictures





LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Boy Erased
$1,100,000
-17%
672
263
$1,637
$4,482,637
4
Focus Features


2
Nobody’s Fool
$860,000
-61%
608
-693
$1,414
$30,467,263
4
Paramount


3
Venom
$700,000
-65%
585
-722
$1,197
$211,627,620
8
Sony / Columbia


4
The Front Runner
$600,000
696%
807
785
$743
$1,039,563
3
Sony / Columbia


5
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
$568,000
-36%
426
-129
$1,333
$6,001,746
6
Fox Searchlight


6
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
$338,000
-86%
983
-1946
$344
$14,374,400
3
Sony / Columbia


7
The Hate U Give
$302,000
-61%
260
-333
$1,162
$28,894,674
8
20th Century Fox


8
A Private War
$110,000
-84%
226
-639
$487
$1,377,868
4
Aviron Pictures


9
Incredibles 2
$59,000
-27%
106
-24
$557
$608,509,467
24
Disney


10
Hunter Killer
$40,000
-53%
101
-93
$396
$15,743,544
5
Lionsgate / Summit





PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
The Favourite
$415,000

4

$103,750
$415,000
1
Fox Searchlight


2
At Eternity’s Gate
$210,000
126%
31
27
$6,774
$396,822
2
CBS Films


3
The Old Man & The Gun
$94,000
-43%
91
-80
$1,033
$10,782,328
9
Fox Searchlight


4
Disney’s Christopher Robin
$16,000
-52%
55
-37
$291
$99,207,420
17
Disney



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Friday Update: Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet is off to a strong start with $18.5 million on opening day Wednesday and $10.3 million on Thursday, giving it an excellent $28.8 million two-day domestic start ahead of the weekend. Creed II is likewise doing very well with $11.6 million and $8.9 million in its first two days for a cume of $20.5 million thus far.


Meanwhile, Robin Hood posted $3.15 million and $1.945 million in each of its first two days for a total thus far of $5.1 million. Green Book expanded semi-wide to $911K on Wednesday and $1.05 million on Thursday.


Weekend and additional daily estimates to follow on Saturday.


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Wednesday Report: Disney reports this morning that Ralph Breaks the Internet earned an excellent $3.8 million start from 6pm onward last night as it begins a five-day weekend release. That compares very favorably with Disney’s Coco and Moana, which also bowed on Thanksgiving Wednesday in 2017 and 2016 with $2.3 million and $2.6 million, respectively. While initial results are expected to be higher for Ralph given its nature as a sequel, this bodes well for a strong opening performance in the days ahead.


Although MGM and Annapurna have yet to report officially, multiple sources claim Creed II earned $3.7 million from last night’s first shows. If accurate, that marks a huge jump from Creed‘s $1.4 million start on the same pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday three years ago — although the comparison is loose given how popular early shows have become even in that relatively short time frame.


Meanwhile, Robin Hood took in $800K from 2,100 locations last night — plus an addition $400K from promotional screenings on Monday night. The former former figure is well ahead of Victor Frankenstein‘s $180K Tuesday night start three years ago, although additional comps are scarce with the holiday debut in mind.


Follow Boxoffice for continued updates throughout the extended holiday weekend.


The post Weekend Estimates: ‘Ralph’ ($57M 3-Day / $86M 5-Day) Wrecking 2nd Best Thanksgiving Start; ‘Creed II’ Punching Up Strong $35M/$56M; ‘Grinch’ & ‘Beasts’ Neck-and-Neck appeared first on BoxOffice Pro.




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