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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks The Internet opened top in North America on the second highest five-day Thanksgiving debut on $84.5m, while MGM’s Creed II delivered a knock-out number two debut, and Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite produced the best site average for a limited debut in almost two years.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald took a hit in its sophomore session, while Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx starrer Robin Hood opened poorly in seventh place on $9.1m through Lionsgate-Summit in 2,827 theatres.
Universal - Oscar - Hopeful - Green - Book
Universal’s Oscar hopeful Green Book directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen climbed 13 places to number nine in its second weekend and appears to be weathering the storm after Mortensen apologised for using the N-word at a post-screening Q+A recently. The studio expanded the theatre count from 25 to 1,063 and the resulting 1,599% box office hike delivered $5.4m for an early $7.8m running total.
Returning to Ralph Breaks The Internet, only Frozen has gone higher over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday session, while Ralph’s $55.7m three-day portion of the weekend delivered the fourth highest Thanksgiving launch behind Frozen, Toy Story 2, and Moana. The debut in 4,017 theatres means Walt Disney Animation Studios holds the top three five-day Thanksgiving debuts, and The Walt Disney Studios holds the top five.
John - C - Reilly - Sarah - Silverman
John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprise their roles as the adventurous video game characters in the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph. The three-day result finished slightly ahead of the $49m three-day bow of the original in early November 2012, which adjusts for inflation to $54.8m. The first film finished on $189.4m.
Michael B. Jordan returned to the ring in Creed II alongside Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren and MGM’s boxing drama opened well in second place on $35.3m in 3,441 sites, rising to $55.8m over...
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