Ralph Breaks the Internet, from Walt Disney Animation Studios, launched in first place at the U.S. box office over the Thanksgiving extended holiday weekend.
Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, the Wreck-It Ralph sequel pulled in an estimated $55.6 million over the weekend, and $84.4 million over the five-day holiday period. The original launched with $49 million on a non-holiday weekend in 2012, which adjusted for inflation, is identical to this sequel’s weekend gross.
Disney has launched a lot of animation over the Thanksgiving weekend in recent years. It had Disney-Pixar’s Coco ($72.9m over the 5-day) in 2017, Moana ($82m) in 2016, and Frozen ($93.9m) in 2013.