Ralph Breaks the Internet

Box office: Ralph Breaks the Internet to 'wreck' top spot for second weekend in a row

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Dec 2, 2018

Six years later, Wreck-It Ralph continues to pummel box-office returns into submission.

Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet will score high with the top spot during its second weekend in domestic theaters, with an estimated $24 - $25 million. It's still lagging behind the first movie, which took in more than $33 million in its second domestic weekend outing in 2012. So far, the animated sequel has made over $99 million domestically and over $141 million worldwide.

Written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon, the follow-up was directed by Johnston and Rich Moore. After the events of the original film, Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) are the best of friends, hanging out every night in Litwak's Arcade. When Vanellope's racing game, Sugar Rush, breaks, she and Ralph must head to the Internet and buy a replacement part on eBay before Mr. Litwak (Ed O'Neill) sells her game for parts.

Another genre offering this weekend is Sony Screen Gems' The Possession of Hannah Grace, which is on course to make $6.4 million from 2,065 North American theaters during its theater debut. Written by Brian Sieve and directed by Diederik Van Rooijen (both of them alumni of Teen Wolf and Scream: The TV Series), the supernatural horror film takes place in a city morgue, where a former beat cop (played by Shay Mitchell) experiences a terrifying night when the body of a young woman (apparently killed during an exorcism) is brought in for examination.

Hannah Grace (which contains traces of The Autopsy of Jane Doe) will take the seventh spot of box-office contenders, but let's back things up a bit. In second place, we'll either have The Grinch or Creed II, both of which are eyeing around $16 million a piece. The third adaptation of Dr. Seuss's holiday classic (and the second animated one) has taken in more than $189 million domestically and nearly $226 million internationally.

Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is looking to magically conjure up third place with $11 million at the box office for its third weekend in theaters. Yet another sequel that isn't living up to the performance of the first, which made $18 million during its third week in 2016.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Box Office Mojo)


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