Ralph Breaks the Internet Dominates Box-Office

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the weekend at the domestic box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel.

It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.

Illumination and Universal’s The Grinch earned $15.2 million in its fifth outing, marking a decline of just 15%. Based on the Dr. Seuss classic holiday tale, The Grinch has made $223.5 million in North America and $322.4 million globally.

A series of holdovers rounded out the top five as studios largely sat out the pre-holiday frame. Moviegoing will get a boost next weekend when “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “The Mule,” and “Mortal Engines” hit theaters. That will kick off a competitive Christmas race as “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aquaman,” and “Bumblebee” enter the fray the following weekend.

Aquaman got a head start overseas, launching in China this weekend with a massive $93.6 million.