‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Third Consecutive Weekend at the Box Office

The Grinch’s attempt to steal the first place spot at the box office this weekend has been foiled. Ralph Breaks the Internet will win its third consecutive box office weekend instead.

Previous weekend estimates had the Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet neck-and-neck with Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, with each animated feature hovering just over the $15 million mark for the weekend. But Ralph sped up where The Grinch slowed down. Ralph Breaks the Internet ended up with $16.1 for the weekend, while The Grinch landed in second with $15.1

Ralph Breaks the Internet sees video game villain Ralph and friend Vanellope von Schweetz making the trip to the internet in search of a replacement part that can fix Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. Ralph and Vanellope must turn to the internet’s “netizens” for help to find their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, the algorithm and for trendsetting site BuzzzTube.

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Ed O’Neill return to reprise their roles from Wreck-It Ralph. Alan Tudyk, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, and Alfred Molina provide the voices of new characters in the sequel.

Based on How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch. He’s joined by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury, and Pharrell Williams.

Illumination previously adapted Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax into an animated film in 2012. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was adapted into a live-action movie starring Jim Carrey in 2000.

Aside from this battle between animated films for number one, it is a pretty quiet weekend at the box office, with no newcomers to the top ten list. Instead, there are familiar titles like Creed II, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Bohemian Rhapsody, Instant Family, Green Book, Robin Hood, The Possession of Hannah Grace, and Widows.

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Keep reading to see the top 10 at the box office this weekend.

Slide 9 of 109. The Possession of Hannah Grace
The Possession of Hannah Grace

Week Two
Friday: $940,000
Weekend: $3.17 million
Total: $11.49 million

A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, morgue worker Megan Reed takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver during the graveyard shift. Locked inside the basement corridors, Megan’s horrifying visions soon lead her to believe that the body is possessed by a demonic force.

The Possession of Hannah Grace is directed by Diederik Van Rooijen, written by Brian Sieve, and stars Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, and Nick Thune.


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