Box Office Round Up - 11-26-18

Box Office Round Up - 11-26-18

The American people have spoken, and clearly what they are most thankful for this holiday season is some Hollywood movie magic! It was a record-smashing Thanksgiving at the box office, with the top 12 films netting over $200 million in the single biggest holiday weekend of all time. Leading the charge is the animated comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet  starring John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, which rode a rock-solid voice cast and appeal to both kids and parents all the way out to an $85 million opening.
 
Also debuting this weekend was the highly anticipated Creed II, with Michael B. Jordan back in the titular role. The sequel sees the legendary Dolph Lundgren make his return to the Rocky franchise with his iconic role of Ivan Drago, this time coaching his son, Viktor. Its nearly $56 million weekend set the record for largest Thanksgiving opening ever for a live-action film. Sylvester Stallone returns as well, of course, and the movie's impressive early critical reception is likely to keep it in theaters for a sustained run.
 
Bohemian Rhapsody is still holding strong in the top five after a month at the box office, while the big budget Robin Hood with Jamie Foxx and Taron Edgerton debuted at a disappointing seventh, behind the returning Instant Family. Next week is a relatively quiet one for films debuting, with The Possession of Hannah Grace likely leading the way. Stay tuned!
 
 
1. Ralph Breaks the Internet ($84.5 MM)
Directors: Rich Moore (UTA), Phil Johnston (CAA | Management 360)
Writers: Phil Johnston, Pamela Ribon (Gersh)
 
Cast: John C. Reilly (WME)
        Sarah Silverman (UTA | Thruline)
        Gal Gadot (WME)
 
 
2. Creed II ($55.8 MM)
Director: Steven Caple, Jr. (WME | Untitled)
Writers: Juel Taylor (Gotham Group), Sylvester Stallone (WME)
 
Cast: Michael B. Jordan (WME)
        Sylvester Stallone
        Tessa Thompson (Greene & Associates)
 
 
3.  The Grinch ($30.2 MM)
Director: Scott Mosier (WME), Yarrow Cheney (UTA)
Writers: Michael LeSieur (UTA), Tommy Swerdlow (Paradigm)
 
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (UTA)
        Rashida Jones (UTA)
        Kenan Thompson (UTA)
 
 
4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald ($29.7 MM)
Director: David Yates (CAA)
Writers: JK Rowling (Blair)
 
Cast: Eddie Redmayne (CAA | Untitled)
        Jude Law (WME)
        Johnny Depp (CAA)
 
 
5. Bohemian Rhapsody ($13.9 MM)
Director: Bryan Singer (Bad Hat Harry)
Writers: Anthony McCarten (CAA), Peter Morgan (UTA)
 
Cast: Rami Malek (WME | Brillstein)
        Lucy Boynton (CAA)
        Gwilym Lee (Gersh)