With no new releases this weekend, it was a quiet time at the box office, though it was a bit of a tight race between two animated hits for the top spot.
For a minute it looked as though Dr. Seuess’ The Grinch was going to reclaim number one from the two week ruler, Ralph Breaks the Internet. But when the numbers came out Sunday morning, the latter wound up coming out in top, bringing in an estimated $16.1 million. I saw Ralph Breaks The Internet on Saturday with the Princess (who’d already seen it opening weekend) and I absolutely loved it, even though I hadn’t seen the original. Along with a solid story about friendships and destiny, the filmmakers did a brilliant way of visualizing the Internet, that intangible place where so much of our lives take place.
As for the rest of the top five, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch wound up having to settle for second place, bringing in $15 million. Creed II was behind it in third place with $10 million. Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald was in fourth place with $6.8 million, while Bohemian Rhapsody closed things out in fifth place with $6 million. With two Golden Globe nominations to its credit, and with a North American total currently sitting at $173 million, there’s a chance the story of Queen might be able to hit the $200 million mark by the end of its theatrical run.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Ralph Breaks The Internet – $18 million
2) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – $13 million
3) Creed II – $11 million
4) Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald – $9 million
5) Bohemian Rhapsody – $7 million
And here’s how their weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Ralph Breaks The Internet – $16.1 million
2) Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – $15 million
3) Creed II – $10 million
4) Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald – $6.8 million
5) Bohemian Rhapsody – $6 million
Next weekend sees the release of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Mortal Engines, and The Mule. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.