Weekend box office: kids still love Ralph and The Grinch

Another weekend with nothing but limited releases means another weekend on top for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET and THE GRINCH.  This weekend box office is a little closer than the previous couple of weeks as THE GRINCH is catching back up.  It seems a Christmas movie geared towards very young children was a good idea after all.  Other than that, THE GREEN BOOK moved up a few spots, increasing its Oscar outlook.

Next weekend should be an interesting one.  First up, you have the animated SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.  Then you have the PG-13 version of DEADPOOL 2, the expensive but boring looking MORTAL ENGINES and the Oscar chasing THE MULE.  That’s quite the diverse slate of movies.  I can’t see anything but SPIDER-MAN taking the top spot, even though there are a few movies that will be competing for the same audience.  Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper will draw an audience for THE MULE, but probably not enough to compete for number one.  MORTAL ENGINES is a wild card, but my guess is that it will have more of an audience on home video than in theaters.  Finally, there’s DEADPOOL 2.  I’m not sure anyone wants to see a PG-13 version of the film, but at least the proceeds will go to a good cause.  Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.

1. Ralph Breaks the Internet $15.4m

2. The Grinch $15.36m

3. Creed II $9.7m

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald $6.6m

5. Bohemian Rhapsody $5.7m

6. Instant Family $5.3m

7. Green Book $3.7m

8. Robin Hood $3.3m

9. The Possession of Hannah Grace $3.1m

10. Widows $3m



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