BOX OFFICE: “Ralph” breaks $84, “Creed II”punches out $55, “Robin Hood” bombs


The official numbers roll out Monday afternoon, but for now, all the studios have shuffled their papers and guesstimated their final take by midnight tonight.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” did not hit $90 million over the long holiday weekend, which earlier speculation had suggested. A somewhat winded sequel (I thought), it still managed a whopping $84.5 million or so since Tuesday night.

“Creed II” looked for a while like it might hit $60 million plus, but is settling for $55.8, a healthy $16 million more than “Creed” earned on its long holiday opening weekend. It only looks disappointing if you were reading, which was sure this one would clear $60 as late as Sat. AM.

Not a great film, in my opinion — but a crowd pleaser which  still did very well, thank you.

Another $42 milllion+ for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” another $42 million for “The Grinch.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody” ALMOST managed another $20 over five days.

It has not caught “A Star is Born” at the US Box Office — yet. “Star” is ahead $191 to $152 and the gap may not close to less than $20 million, with the marketplace growing more crowded by the minute.

HOWEVER, “Bohemian” is bludgeoning “Star” overseas, leading $472 million to $353 million.

The new “Robin Hood” sucked and everybody could tell from the trailers. They didn’t have to wait for my review. And everybody else’s. $14 million for a $100 million movie that isn’t opening well ANYwhere.

“Green Book” did fair business in wide but not hugely wide release ($7.4 million), alleged Oscar contenders “Boy Erased” and “The Frontrunner” were wide (ish) release disappointments.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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