Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
Entertainment

"Ralph" repeats that number 1, "the rich and crazy Asians" collapse in China

NEW YORK – On a typical weekend after the end of Thanksgiving in theaters, the remains dominated the box office and Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" was ranked # 1 with $ 25.8 million in ticket sales, according to Sunday's studio estimates.

The sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph" dropped sharply (54%) after almost setting a Thanksgiving record last weekend. But with only one new movie in large numbers, nothing has been compared to "Ralph Breaks the Internet," which sends video game characters John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman into cyberspace. In 11 days of release, the $ 175 million film has generated $ 207 million worldwide.

Universal's "The Grinch" is still in second place with $ 17.7 million in ticket sales. "The Grinch," the animated production Illumination with Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Christmas curmudgeon, has surpassed 200 million US dollars and has slightly surpassed last week's second film, "Crey II," the sequel to Rocky.

Like "Ralph Breaks the Internet," MGM's boxing drama also fell sharply after a big holiday opening, dropping 53 percent. "Creed II," with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, received $ 16.8 million on his second weekend. It has so far reported $ 81.2 million on a $ 50 million budget.

The horror film "The Possession of Hannah Grace" by Sony Screen Gems started modestly with a budget of $ 6.5 million. Orion Picture's "Anna and the Apocalypse", a well-revised independent mix – your musical for zombies – began in five theaters, with ticket sales of around $ 50,000.

"Crazy Rich Asians", "The Summer Success of Warner Bros.", was a failure in China. Warner Bros. said that the famous romantic comedy, which had earned $ 173 million in the country, made its debut in China with only $ 1.2 million. The film shot in Singapore by John M. Chu, which began on August 14 in the United States, took months to get a release date in China, delay that some attribute to the description by the film of very rich Singaporeans.

"Crazy Rich Asians" was a hit at the Singapore box office, but like most comedies, it was not as sensational abroad as in the US; he earned $ 64 million abroad. However, the film's performance in China is potentially worrying for Warner Bros. His planned sequel, "China Rich Girlfriend", aims to better capitalize on the world's second largest film market.

Universal's "Green Book" earned $ 3.9 million on 1,065 screens, a 29% drop. The thrilling drama of the 1962 road trip, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, struggles to match Oscar buzz at the box office. But last week, "Green Book" was named Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review, and Universal hopes it will hold out in the coming weeks.

"Free Solo" became the fourth documentary of the year to exceed $ 10 million. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin's documentary about the rope-free climb of the El Capitan rock face of Yosemite National Park by Alex Honnold, has joined the most lucrative documentary prize ever published in a year : "Three unknown strangers", "RBG" and "Won't you my neighbor?"

Estimated ticket sales from Friday to Sunday in US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where applicable, the latest international issues from Friday to Sunday are also included.

1. "Ralph Breaks the Internet", $ 25.8 million ($ 33.7 million internationally).

2. "The Grinch", $ 17.7 million ($ 27.1 million international).

3. "Creed II", $ 16.8 million ($ 10 million international).

4. "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald", $ 11.2 million ($ 40.2 million international).

5. "Bohemian Rhapsody", $ 8.1 million ($ 37 million international).

6. "Instant Family", $ 7.2 million ($ 3.4 million international).

7. "Possession of Hannah Grace", $ 6.5 million ($ 4.1 million international).

8. "Robin Hood", $ 4.7 million ($ 15.1 million international).

9. "Widows", $ 4.4 million. (5.5 million international dollars).

10. "Green Paper", $ 3.9 million.

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Estimated ticket sales from Friday to Sunday in international theaters (outside the United States and Canada), according to Comscore:

1. "Fantastic Beasts: Grindelwald Crimes", $ 40.2 million.

2. "Bohemian Rhapsody", $ 37 million.

3. "Ralph Breaks the Internet", $ 33.7 million.

4. "The Grinch", $ 27.1 million.

5. "A cold fish", 25.5 million dollars.

6. Robin Hood, $ 15.1 million.

7. "Venom", $ 13 million.

8. "Creed II", $ 10 million.

9. "Default", $ 9.5 million.

10. "Nutcracker and the Four Kingdoms", $ 6.1 million.

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Follow AP writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at the following address: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

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