Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ralph Breaks the Box Office: Disney Sequel to Become Second Highest Grossing Thanksgiving Weekend Release


Remember “Wreck it Ralph”? Now the animated sequel is about to set to a record for Thanksgiving weekend.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” already has $50 million in sales since Wednesday. If it keeps up that way today and tomorrow, the new “Ralph” will pass Disney’s “Moana” and become the second highest grossing movie that opened on Thanksgiving weekend with $85 million.

The title holder is Disney’s “Frozen” with $93 million.

That also means that Disney could continue to have nine of the top 10 Thanksgiving weekend openers. So far the spoiler has been New Line’s “Four Christmases.”

Sitting at number 13 right now on the Thanksgiving list is “Creed” with $42 million. The new “Creed II” is looking at $55 million. “Creed II” and the new “Ralph” will push “Four Christmases” to number 10, and set Disney back to 8 of the top 10 Turkey weekend movies.

Ryan Coogler didn’t direct “Creed II” but he invented it. He also co-produced it. In 2018 he also co-produced another little film, “Black Panther,” which made just $700 million. He’s 32 years old.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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