AceShowbiz - Box Office is set to see new record openings this weekend, thanks to the performances of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Creed II". Both of the Disney animated movie and the MGM sports drama are on track to break Thanksgiving opening 5-day records.
The follow-up to 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph" already raked in a huge $18.5 million on Wednesday from 4,017 theaters. It's projected to bring in $95 million and some even believe that it could reach $100 million, besting the previous Thanksgiving 5-day record opener "Frozen (2013)" which brought in $93.6 million.
Bringing back John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman from the first movie, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" also adds Gal Gadot and Taraji P. Henson to the voice cast. It has received generally favorable reviews from critics, with an approval rating of 86% based on 132 reviews and an average rating of 7.2/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. It also earned an A- CinemaScore, though it's down from the A score earned by the first film.
The "Creed" sequel, meanwhile, came in with $11.6 million for a projected 5-day launch of $61 million. It will easily set a new record of the best Thanksgiving opening of all time for a live-action title, surpassing the $46 million brought in by Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn-starring comedy "Four Christmases" in 2008.
The pure record gross over 5-days for the holiday is still held by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", which collected $109.9 million during its second weekend in 2013. The second installment in "The Hunger Games" trilogy was released a week ahead of Thanksgiving to $158.1 million on its opening weekend.
Other new releases this week are "Robin Hood" and "Green Book", but they are no match to "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Creed II". The Lionsgate remake featuring Taron Egerton as the legendary heroic outlaw earned $3.1 million on Wednesday night for an estimated five-day start of $17 million, while the Universal Pictures drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali opened to a disappointing $908,000 for a projected five-day gross of $6 million.