A slow December weekend found Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet retaining its hold on first place for the third consecutive weekend. The animated sequel added another $16 million to its domestic box office take, bringing its total to $141 million domestically for a total of $258 million worldwide.
Universal and Illumination’s The Grinch followed in second in a hard-fought battle for the top of the box office chart. The family-friendly films dominated in one of the slowest weekends of the year, but this should be the last weekend the animated movies enjoy the number one and number two spots in theaters. Universal’s heavily promoted action adventure film Mortal Engines will begin playing in more than 3,000 theaters on Friday, December 14th. Clint Eastwood’s The Mule and Sony’s animated superhero film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, also enter theaters next weekend.
Box Office Top 10: December 7-9, 2018
- Ralph Breaks the Internet – $16,141,000
- The Grinch – $15,175,000
- Creed 2 – $10,322,000
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – $6,805,000
- Bohemian Rhapsody – $6,000,000
- Instant Family – $5,600,000
- Green Book – $3,935,000
- Robin Hood – $3,585,000
- The Possession of Hannah Grace – $3,175,000
- Widows – $3,100,000
The Ralph Breaks the Internet Plot:
Ralph Breaks the Internet leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush.
In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way, including Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race.