“Ralph Breaks the Internet” could conceivably hit $30 million its second week, another impressive take for Disney’s “Wreck it Ralph” sequel. Deadline.com is projecting $28 as of Sat. am, and their track record is to underestimate children’s fare when it comes to the sorts of Saturdays they have.
Which is why we have to keep an eye on the second place chase, as “The Grinch” is within the kiddie film margin for error of passing “Creed II” by the time everything’s counted Sunday at midnight. “Creed II” should clear $17, but will “Grinch” earn more than another $16 a month into its release?
“Bohemian Rhapsody” will manage another $9.5 to $10, still not closing the gap domestically against its musical competition, the Oscar-buzzed “A Star is Born.” “Rhapsody” will be over $165-166, “Star” will be close to $210 Sunday night.
“Fantastic Beasts” will add another $13, but will any of the awards contenders already out — “Green Book,” for instance, make any headway with audiences?
The Screen Gems horror outing “The Possession of Hannah Grace” wasn’t previewed for critics, was barely advertised and seems to have “escaped” rather than been released (weekend after Thanksgiving is a dumping ground for orphaned films). It might hit $6 million by midnight Sunday.