Ralph Breaks the Internet, the highly anticipated sequel to 2012's Wreck it Ralph, took in an impressive $84.6 million at 4,017 locations over the five-day period, with $56 million of that coming from the weekend alone. In contrast, the film's predecessor earned $49 million across three days when it released six years ago. Ralph Breaks the Internet is now has the second-highest grossing debut on Thanksgiving ever, trailing behind only Disney's Frozen ($93.6 million).
Also surpassing its predecessor was Creed II, which took in $55 million from 3,350 venues over the five days. $34 million of that was earned over the weekend. This stellar performance at the box office means Creed II now has the best debut for a live-action film over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Unsurprisingly, with the two top films having out-performed their predecessors, this year's Thanksgiving box office managed to set a new record. According to experts, the five-day outing pulled in an astounding $314 million. The previous record, set in 2013, was $294 million.
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnson, Ralph Breaks the Internet features the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Gal Gadot, Jane Lynch, and Ed O’Neill. While Creed II is directed by Stephen Caple Jr. from a script written by Sylvester Stallone and Juel Taylor. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu and Phylicia Rashad.