‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ ‘Creed II’ Move Thanksgiving Box Office Toward New Record

Variety | 11/23/2018 | Dave McNary
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A pair of powerful sequels — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” — are dominating at a robust Thanksgiving holiday box office, leading the way to a possible record-setting total for the five-day period.

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is performing impressively as it heads for an estimated domestic launch of about $89 million at 4,017 sites for the holiday period. The family comedy will likely wind up with second-best Thanksgiving opening behind Disney’s “Frozen” at $93.6 million.

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The sequel is dwarfing “Wreck-It Ralph,” which opened with $49 million over three days in 2012 on its way to $189 million domestically and $471 million worldwide.

MGM-New Line’s “Creed II” is punching its way to around $60 million at 3,359 venues over five days, far above the $42 million from the original “Creed” during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday. Both sequels are performing well above forecasts, with “Ralph Breaks the Internet” having been projected to earn between $67 million and $77 million over its first five days of release and “Creed” originally set to pull in north of $45 million.

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Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, said the holiday frame could top the all-time record of $294 million in 2013, when the second weekend of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took in $109.9 million, followed by “Frozen.”

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