“Ralph Breaks the Internet” ranks as second-best Thanksgiving debut ever

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Ralph Breaks the Internet box office

According to Variety, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” brought in $84.6 million over the five-day holiday, making it the second-best Thanksgiving debut ever. It was also reported that $56 million of the film’s profits came from the weekend alone.

A sequel to Disney’s 2012 animated film “Wreck-It Ralph,” this new film ranks right behind Disney’s “Frozen,” which premiered Thanksgiving weekend of 2013 with $93.6 million in its first five days. “Wreck-It Ralph” saw a much smaller premiere at only $49 million over its initial three days of release, but the film’s sequel has been bringing the story of Ralph and Vanellope’s friendship to new heights.

Variety reports that “Ralph Breaks the Internet” cost Disney a whopping $175 million to create, and currently the film’s earnings are sitting at only about half of that.

“Whenever we look at sequels, they have to be additive,” Cathleen Taff, Disney’s president of global distribution, said of the “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opening. “The filmmakers built this world out with such attention to detail that people were ready to come back and enjoy these characters. We’re really excited about the momentum as we head into the holidays.”


Here is the official synopsis of the film from Disney:

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

See more from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” with Inside the Magic’s exclusive interviews with the film’s creators:

INTERVIEW: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” team talks creating the animated internet for Disney’s upcoming sequel

INTERVIEW: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” story team talks moments that didn’t make it into Disney sequel

INTERVIEW: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” creative team talks bringing Disney Princess scene to life

INTERVIEW: Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” team on creating Yesss, Netizens, and other colorful characters

Also, be sure to check out our official review of the film.

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Source: Variety

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