“Ralph” Remains King, “Asians” Flops In China

Crazy Rich Asians Sequel Moves Forward

The post-Thanksgiving weekend, often considered one of the quietest if not outright dead weekends of the year, lived up to its reputation with little to no change in results. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” fell 54% for its second weekend, taking $25.8 million and probably less than Disney would like but still easily retaining the top position.

The Michael B. Jordan-led “Creed II” scored another $16.8 million, a drop of 53%, and the film’s $81 million domestic total is still comfortably well ahead of the original “Creed’ and on track to become the biggest “Rocky” film to date. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” plummeted 62% in its third weekend to fourth place with $11.2 million domestically and worldwide the film has so far reached a total of $519 million.

The only wide release this weekend was “The Possession of Hannah Grace” which debuted in seventh to $6.5 million. The only limited release was the zombie musical “Anna and the Apocalypse” which made just $50,163 across five screens – not a good limited release tally.

Overseas, “Crazy Rich Asians” is making headlines as it debuted in China was an utter bomb, taking just $1 million in its opening weekend. In fact, it’s faring so poorly that cinemas all over the Middle Kingdom are pulling the film and replacing it with other, more profitable titles. Chinese social media has also taken much offense to the Western portrayal of Chinese culture and its focus on negative stereotypes.

Source: Box-Office Mojo