Wednesday will see the release of three new movies for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, including Ralph Breaks the Internet, Creed II, and Robin Hood.
Ralph Breaks the Internet, sequel to 2012’s Wreck it Ralph, will have no problem beating out the competition with a projected $67-75M purse, as Disney will take yet another #1 spot at the domestic box office. Ralph is currently ‘fresh’ with a 93% and a 7.3/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Adonis Creed and Rocky return to theaters in Creed II on Wednesday and are expected to take second place over the long weekend. Sporting a ‘fresh’ 79% with an average rating of 7/10, the sequel to Ryan Coogler’s Creed from 2015 is expected to land a healthy five-day total in the $44-54M range.
Taron Egerton stars in the latest retelling of the legend of Robin Hood, though it seems this interpretation has missed the mark. With only twenty-four reviews counted – due to a very late review embargo – Robin Hood is ‘rotten’ at 17% and 3.5/10 average rating. Expect this one to muster up somewhere between $13-15M, but count on the lower end of the range.
Holdovers that expect to factor into the top five at the domestic box office over the holiday weekend include Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which returns for its second weekend, and The Grinch, looking to remain in the top five in its third weekend.
Despite taking the top spot last weekend, Grindelwald suffered a Wizarding World worst $62.1M. With a less than stellar critical rating along with a Cinemascore of B+ it will be interesting to see if this film will have any sort of longevity or if it will be swallowed by the deluge of blockbusters that are set to hit theaters every week until Christmas. While there are no official projections out at the moment, I expect Grindelwald’s five-day haul to range somewhere between $43-47M.
The Grinch had a solid hold in its second weekend, down just 43% from its debut, something it looks to continue as we get closer to Christmas. But with there be any room left for an animated movie at the box office this weekend while Ralph Breaks the Internet looks to win big? Again, while there are no official projections out yet for The Grinch, I personally expect it to land somewhere around $22-26M for the five-day weekend.