Competition the Thanksgiving weekend box office is tight, but analysts tip Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet as the clear winner for the five-day frame.
The animated sequel is on track to earn $70 million domestically during the long weekend, with advance ticket sales outpacing last year's Coco and 2016's Moana, which earned $72.9 million and $82 million, respectively. It's expected to outperform 2012's Wreck-It Ralph which took in $49 million in its three-day debut before ending its theatrical run with $471.2 million worldwide.
Projected in second place is Creed II, which analysts predict will earn an impressive $55 million, including Tuesday night previews, also outpacing its predecessor. The 2015 Rocky spinoff earned $42.6 million over the course of its five-day Thanksgiving weekend before earning $173.6 million worldwide during its theatrical run.
Third place is expected to go to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as the Harry Potter prequel goes into its second weekend. The film is expected to earn $42 million over the course of the extended weekend.
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnson, Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives in theaters on Nov. 21. The film features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, Ed O’Neill, and almost every Disney princess voice recorded.