We told you last week that Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II were set to have a great Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, and we (and everyone else) were right.
Ralph Breaks the Internet took home $84.5 million, which is a huge number. Most experts had it closer to $65 or $70 million. The $84.5 million total is the second-best Thanksgiving opening ever only behind another Disney film, Frozen.
Meanwhile, Creed II made $55 million, which is a little more than the $45-$50 million predicted. It’s the biggest launch for a live action movie during this holiday frame.
In general, it was a great weekend for the box office. Ticket sales jumped above the $300 million mark for the first time during Thanksgiving. It’s set to be a record year for Hollywood, which was much needed. You hear this talk about how people don’t enjoy the theater anymore, but that’s clearly not the case.
Yes, people do enjoy streaming movies on Netflix from their bedroom, but nothing beats the movie theater experience. We can have our cake and eat it too.[mashshare]