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Box Office: ‘Ralph,’ ‘Creed’ Exceed; ‘Robin Hood’ Misses Target

“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to “Wreck-It Ralph,” won the weekend with a $55 million haul. And since it opened on Wednesday, the five-day haul is more like $84 million. Either way, it's better than the $49 million “Wreck-It” opened to in 2012. (Shit—six years ago? Feels like just a couple.)

“Creed II,” the sequel to “Creed,” came in second with $35 million. It, too, opened on Wednesday and it's five-day total is $55. “Creed” opened to $29, so, again, improvement. BTW: If you adjust for inflation, the first four “Rocky” movies all grossed more than $300 million domestically—with the first one north of half a billion—while the others, “Rocky V” and “Rocky Balboa,” couldn't make it to $100 million adjusted. The first “Creed” did, though, topping out at $115. This one looks to do better.

Meanwhile, the zillionth “Robin Hood” opened to poor reviews and poor box office, finishing the weekend in seventh place with $9.1 million. Good. 

Sadly, the new “Grinch,” which I‘ve heard is bad, and which received mediocre reviews, fell only 21% during its third weekend, for third place and another $30 mil. It’s now at $180 domestic, which is just encouraging bad behavior on the part of the studios. 

“Fantastic Beasts/Grindelwald” did fall, though, 50+% in its second weekend, and looks to not reach the heights of the first “FB,” which opened to $74 and topped out at $234. “FB2” scraped in another $29 but is at a sluggish $117.

In its fourth weekend, “Bohemian Rhapsody” refuses to bite the dust, grossing another $13. It's now at $152. For the modern, post-1980 era, that's the second highest-grossing music biopic after “Straight Outta Compton,” which is just a stone's throw away at $161. Adjust for inflation, though, and “Coal Miner's Daughter” is on top with $228.

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Posted at 05:59 PM on Sun. Nov 25, 2018 in category Movies - Box Office  
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