The coming Thanksgiving weekend is looking to be a highly profitable one as two sequels, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and MGM’s “Creed II,” are both looking to open big.
The “Wreck-It Ralph” follow-up opens on a Wednesday and is tracking for an opening above $65 million over the five-day period, that’s above the $56.7 million five-day launch of the first and would easily let Disney win the frame again like it did last year with “Coco” and in 2016 with “Moana”.
“Creed II” is eyeing a $48 million opening over the five days – beating the $42 million five-day haul that 2015’s “Creed” opened to on Thanksgiving 2015.
Faring less well is the new “Robin Hood” which is aiming for a $14-17 million opening over the five-day holiday, the last “Robin Hood” film was 2010’s Ridley Scott-Russell Crowe version which opened to a stronger $36 million over three days. All will face competition from holdovers “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”