Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M
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Family films dominate, as ‘The Grinch’ places #2 in its 4th outing, while the’The Possession of Hannah Grace’ only debuts to $6.5-M.
The new wide title on the marquee, The Possession of Hannah Grace came in almost DOA at # 7 with maybe $6.5-M.
Sony (NYSE:SNE) insiders say the film, which debuted to $4.2-M overseas from 17 markets, will turn a profit, considering its modest production cost of less than $8-M before marketing.
MGM and New Line’s boxing film Creed II came in at #3 in its sophomore outing, falling 53% to $16.8-M from 3,576 cinemas for an impressive domestic take of $81.2-M. Internationally, the pic has grossed $11.4-M to date.
Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald followed with $11.2-M in its 3rd frame for a domestic take of $134.3-M. Grindelwald is faring better overseas, where it once again topped the foreign chart with $40.2-M from 80 markets for an offshore take of $385.3-M and $519.6-M at the world wide box office.
The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finished its 5th outing with an impressive domestic take of $164.4-M upon earning another $8.1-M to round out the weekend’s Top 5. Fox, New Regency and GK Film are partners on the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody grossed $37-M from 72 markets for a foreign total of $375.1-M and $539.5- at the world wide box office.
Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) big-budget Robin Hood came in very soft in its 2nd weekend, grossing $4.2-M for a domestic total of $21.7-M. Internationally, it has earned $26.3-M to date for a $48-M box office world wide.
DreamWorks and Participant Media’s awards contender Green Book was named best picture by the National Board of Review. The pic, going out through Universal, rounded out the Top 10 with $4.7-M for a domestic box office of $21.7-M.
At the specialty box office.
Warner Bros.’ Alzheimer’s drama Head Full of Honey, starring Nick Nolte and opening in 4 locations in NYC and Los Angeles, reported a disappointing theater average of roughly $2,250.
Anna and the Apocalypse fared better, opening in 5 locations to a screen average of $11,000.
The big winner
Fox Searchlight’s (NASDAQ:FOX) holdover The Favourite expanded into a total of 34 theaters in its 2nd frame. The period drama moved up the chart to #14, grossing $1.1-M for a location average of $32,500, and an early domestic box office total of $1.7-M.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.