LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet dominated the Thanksgiving box office, generating a massive US$84.6 million (S$116 million) over the five-day holiday period.
Propelled by solid word of mouth, the animated sequel now ranks as the second-best Thanksgiving debut ever, behind another Disney title, Frozen, which earned US$93.6 million during its first five days.
Ralph carries a hefty US$175 million production budget so it will need to keep up momentum worldwide to turn a profit.
It was not the only sequel to thrive over the weekend. Creed II was a knockout as the boxing drama earned US$55 million over the five days. It stars Michael B. Jordan as Donnie Creed, son of heavyweight champ Apollo Creed.
Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa.
The crowded Turkey Day set a new record, according to Comscore.
The five-day outing surpassed US$314 million, exceeding the record set in 2013 with US$294 million.
Unfortunately, it was not all holiday cheer at the box office.
Robin Hood pocketed a tepid US$14.2 million for the five-day period.
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