"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is set to fill its Thanksgiving box office competition, as Disney estimates a national launch of more than $ 80 million in more than 4,017 sites for the five-day period.
Other projections are between $ 90 million and $ 100 million, which would break the previous Thanksgiving record set by Disney "Frozen" with $ 93.6 million.
The sequel is dwarfed "Wreck-It Ralph", which opened with $ 49 million for three days in 2012 and reached $ 189 million nationally and $ 471 million worldwide.
MGM's "Creed II" is also working well, making its way to some 62 million dollars in 3,359 locations over five days, according to estimates on Wednesday. Both sequels have a performance well above the forecasts, as it was projected that "Ralph Breaks the Internet" will earn between $ 67 million and $ 77 million in its first five days of release and that "Creed" would originally be launched north of $ 45 million.
The launch of "Robin Hood" by Lionsgate is emerging with $ 17 million in 2,715 places for the holiday period, a poor exit considering its budget of $ 100 million. The most recent pre-launch estimates had been slightly lower, at $ 15 million.
Holdovers "The Grinch" and "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" are in a battle for third place with projections of around $ 40 million each during the five days. The Warner Bros. "Fantastic Beasts" should end the holiday weekend with about $ 115 million on Sunday in its first 10 days, while "The Grinch" will reach $ 178 million in 17 days.
Fox's fourth weekend of "Bohemian Rhapsody" is still well tied and it seems likely that he will finish the five days in fifth place with approximately $ 18 million. The biographical musical film, with Rami Malek playing the singer of the queen Freddie Mercury, should cross the $ 150 million mark for Sunday, his 24th day of release.
The "Green Book" of Universal's expanded prize contender is targeting around $ 6.5 million in 1,063 sites after the launch last weekend at 25 locations. The film, starring Viggo Mortensen and Masershala Ali, is produced by Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures.