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|February 20, 2019|
“Ralph’s” double-take scores second week
HOLLYWOOD - Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” recharged for its second consecutive week atop the box office heap.
“The Grinch” returned to second place. Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on the green grouch who loathes Christmas has picked up a sizable $268 million globally.
“Creed II,” the second movie in the Rocky Balboa spinoff series, dropped to third. The boxing drama has now amassed $81 million.
In fourth, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has struggled to gain the same traction as the first “Fantastic Beasts,” the sequel in the “Harry Potter” prequel series that has seen promising returns overseas.
Rounding out the top five is “Bohemian Rhapsody”, Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic.
In notable milestones, National Geographic’s “Free Solo” became the fourth documentary this year to cross $10 million at the domestic box office. The non-fiction film about the first free solo rock climb of Yosemite’s El Capitan is now the fourth-highest grossing documentary this year, behind “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, “RBG”), and “Three Identical Strangers.”
The 2018 box office continues to outpace last year, with revenues up 10% from 2017, according to Comscore.
Story Date: December 7, 2018