Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is #1 again with $16.1M (Million), a domestic total of $140.8M, and an early $258.1M worldwide. Produced for $175M plus marketing, this film is a long ways off from profitability, but is well on track to reach that point for Disney, giving the studio another animated hit.
DR. SEUSS' THE GRINCH held at #2 with $15.1M, a domestic haul of $223.4M, and a global take of $322.3M. With a budget of $75M plus marketing costs, this film is already nicely profitable for Universal and Illumination, continuing their winning streak with audiences.
CREED II is #3 with $10.3M, a domestic total of $96.4M, and an early global total of $119.6M, and much more to be earned. With a budget of $50M plus marketing, this MGM/New Line production is assured to be profitable, another successful entry in the Rocky/Creed franchise.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD is #4 with $6.8M, a domestic total of $145.2M, and $568.5M globally. With a budget of $200M plus marketing, this is still a little bit off from profitability for WB, but should reach that point, albeit much less profitable than the Harry Potter films or even the first Fantastic Beasts entry, signs that this prequel series is in trouble.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is #5 with $6M, a domestic total of $173.5M, and a global haul of $596.9M, soon to pass the $600M mark this upcoming week. With a budget of $50M plus marketing, it's a wildly profitable hit for Fox.
INSTANT FAMILY held at #6 with $5.6M, a domestic total of $54.1M, and an incredibly early $60.4M worldwide with much of international yet to debut. Produced for $48M plus marketing, the film has demonstrated strong holds in the U.S. but will need to match those numbers or exceed them globally in order to reach profitability for Paramount.
GREEN BOOK is #7 with $3.9M, and a total of just $19.9M. Produced for $23M plus marketing, this will be a financial loss for Universal.
ROBIN HOOD is #8 with $3.5M, a domestic total of only $27.2M, and $65.7M globally. Produced for $100M plus marketing, this film will be a sharp financial loss for Lionsgate and everyone else involved.
THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE is #9 with $3.1M, a domestic total of $11.5M, and $23M worldwide. Produced for $6M plus a moderate marketing spend, this has exceeded Sony's expectations and will be nicely profitable.
WIDOWS slid to #10 with $3.1M, a domestic total of $38.1M, and $65M worldwide. Produced for $42M plus marketing, this will be a moderate financial loss for Fox.
Other Notable: AQUAMAN opened in China this weekend to an astounding $93.6M, the biggest Warner Bros. opening in that territory ever, and the biggest December opening weekend in China of all-time. Next weekend sees a global expansion into 40% of the marketplace, with the U.S. debut set in two weeks for what is shaping up to be a monster hit.
Next weekend truly kicks December into high gear, with the U.S. launches of SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE from Sony, THE MULE from Warner Bros., MORTAL ENGINES from Universal, and ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL from Fox, as box office numbers look to soar through the end of the year.