As is usual, the weekend after Thanksgiving was a quiet one as far as new wide releases, with only The Possession of Hannah Grace opening. While that film only managed a seventh-place start, Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the box office for a second straight weekend with $25.8 million, to take its two-week domestic total to $119.3 million. Internationally, the sequel added $33.7 million and it has now earned $87.7 million ($34.2 million from China), for a worldwide total of $207 million.
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, Ralph Breaks the Internet was made for $175 million and features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Ali Wong, Timothy Simons, Glozell Green, Hamish Blake, Alfred Molina, and Gal Gadot.
Illumination Entertainment’s Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal Pictures) took the second spot and pushed passed the $200 million mark with another $17.7 million. Made for $75 million, the animated film has collected $203.5 million in North America after four weeks. With an additional $64.8 million from 53 international markets, The Grinch has grossed $268.3 million worldwide. Directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney, the film features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury, and Pharrell Williams.
Landing in third place was Creed II (MGM), which added $16.8 million its second weekend and has earned $81.2 million domestically. With $11.4 million from international markets, the sequel is up to $92.6 million worldwide. Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren, and Russell Hornsby. The film was made for $50 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald remained in fourth place in North America with $11.2 million and is up to $134.3 million. The sequel is performing very well overseas, as it brought in another $40.2 million this weekend from 80 markets. The international total is now at $385.3 million ($56.2 from China) and the global total has reached $519.6 million. Made for $200 million, the David Yates-directed sequel stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Poppy Corby-Tuech, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.
20th Century Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rounded out the top five for a second-straight weekend with $8.1 million, to bring its domestic total up to $164.4 million. The film continues to rock audiences internationally as it grossed another $37 million from 72 markets. It’s now up to $375 million overseas and $539.6 million worldwide. Made for $52 million, Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, as well as Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers.
Paramount Pictures’ Instant Family, starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, and Margo Martindale, also kept its sixth spot with $7.2 million and a total of $45.9 million after three weeks. The film started its international rollout this weekend as well and has grossed $3.5 million from 12 markets. The dramedy cost $48 million to make.
As mentioned above, Sony Pictures‘ The Possession of Hannah Grace debuted in seventh place with $6.5 million from 2,065 theaters, an average of $3,148 per location. The horror film also took in $4.1 million from 17 international markets. Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen and made for just $9.5 million, the film stars Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson, and Stana Katic.