‘Ralph’ Breaking The B.O. With $18M Weds., Potential Record $94M Five-Day; ‘Creed II’ Pumping $11M Opening Day, $59M Five-Day

Creed II finished strongly on the West Coast last night with solid numbers across the nation in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Miami,  Orlando, Boston, Tampa, Cleveland, Baltimore, and more.
Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald eyeing $7M today, between $41M-$43M from Wednesday to Sunday and a running cume by then between $115.5M-$117.5M.
Will Netflix report on a gross? We'll see. We're hearing that seats for Roma in its NY/LA limited run are selling out.
Thanksgiving will recess from Wednesday in regards to moviegoing activity for all films, then spike again on Black Friday which is one of the more lucrative times of the year.
This is the fifth time in the Rocky/Creed franchise that one of its pugilist pics has played the Thanksgiving period following the original 1976 Rocky, 1985’s Rocky IV, 1990’s Rocky V and 2015’s Creed. The first Creed, distributed by Warner Bros, posted a first day of $6M and a five-day of $42.1M. Never underestimate Adonis Creed. New Line co-financed the movie, and Warners has overseas and Canada. In fact Creed II is a nod to Rocky IV as the son of Apollo Creed comes up against the son of Rocky Balboa's former Russian foe Ivan Drago. Creed II's cash will be rolled into today's opening number. Creed II, rated PG-13, is looking to punch $55M. MGM's Creed II is off to a fantastic start grossing $3.659M last night, a figure that beats Creed's $1.4M pre-Thanksgiving Tuesday night by 64%.
The pic also held Monday night paid sneaks which grossed $400K, so between the two days the remake counts $1.2M. Robin Hood is expected to die with a five-day in the teens. The movie is booked at 2,715 locations today and will increase to 2,827 locations by Friday. Lionsgate's Robin Hood, which cost just under $100M though funded via the distributor's foreign sales method, earned $800K at 2,100 locations.
 
Further down, Uni/Participant Media/DreamWorks' Green Book eyeing $1M today and $6.5M from Wednesday through Sunday.
Rotten Tomatoes score is high at 87% certified fresh but top critics are loving it at 90%. Wednesday 7:18 AM Update:Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet smashed $3.8M last night in previews that started at 6PM, a figure that beats the Tuesday pre-Thanksgiving nights of Disney's Coco ($2.3M) and Moana ($2.6M) which both respectively legged out to 5-day openings of $72.9M and $82M. Tracking had Ralph Breaks the Internet in the high $60Ms, but there's a strong feeling around town that this movie is going to surf past $70M+ quite feasibly.
20th Century Fox/New Regency/GK Films' Bohemian Rhapsody is looking at a $2.8M third Wednesday and a Thanksgiving stretch take of $19M, running total of $151.6M by Sunday.
Universal's The Grinch seeing a $6.4M Wednesday, $38.5M over the 5-day spread and a cume of $176.9M by Sunday through its third weekend.
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In addition to Fox Searchlight's The Favourite opening at the Landmark West LA, Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles, and Lincoln Square and Union Square in New York on Friday, Netflix is opening Roma for a qualifying run at the Landmark in LA, and Landmark W. 57th and IFC Center in NYC today.
If these numbers stay in line, then we have a new Thanksgiving opening record at the domestic B.O., besting Frozen's $93.6M. midday update: Ralph Breaks the Internet in early Wednesday figures is eyeing an estimated $18M today, including last night's $3.8M. That's higher than the Wednesday Thanksgiving eve debuts of Moana ($15.5M) and Coco ($13.1M). Weds. In terms of pure record gross over 5-days for the holiday, that belongs to Lionsgate's Hunger Games: Catching Fire which made $109.9M over its Wednesday through Sunday, following a debt on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Those films respectively soared to $82M and $72.9M over the Thanksgiving five-day and the thinking is that the Wreck-It Ralph sequel is poised to clock $94M.
Many are expecting the film to file in the high single digits over the next five days. In its limited five-day run, the Peter Farrelly-directed movie is up to an estimated $400K. As we reported yesterday, Universal/Participant Media/DreamWorks Green Book is expanding from 25 big city runs to 1,050 venues.
MGM/New Line's Creed II is spotting $11M today, including last night's $3.7M, for a five day of $59M.
Lionsgate's Robin Hood is projected to file between $3M and $3.5M today including previews, on track for a $16M-$18M opening from Wednesday to Sunday.
Last night was also a strong night for Warner Bros.' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald which made $7M, +38% over its $5M Monday for a five-day of $74.2M. Currently, Grindelwald is pacing behind FB1 by 18%. Grindelwald's Tuesday, though great, was -25% from FB1's $9.3M Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The first chapter finaled at $234M stateside.
Creed II is also nickels and dimes from the preview night of Mad Max: Fury Road ($3.7M, $45.5M 3-day, $55.7M Friday-Tuesday). Even more amazing Creed II's preview numbers beat those of MGM's Quantum of Solace ($2.5M off shows that started at 8PM, not 7PM), and a slew of sequels (even if it's not an exact demo-to-demo comp) such as Blade Runner 2049 ($3.5M) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle ($3.4M).

Cold War Kids – Open Up The Heavens (La Divine Album)

[Verse 1]
Secrets ain’t no good
Bad guys keep on lying
I’m like Robin Hood
I’ve made myself an island
I’m hiding in the shade
I go dark on summer days
This is the price of my freedom

[Pre-Chorus]
Cars, boats, airplanes
I’m going insane

[Chorus]
Do you know how long I’ll wait for you?
Till I’m black and blue
And do you think we all hide from the truth?
In ways, I do

[Verse 2]
No I’m not looking back no more
The past is close behind
I yelped a 5-star mole
Got me a passport and a driver
My job is laying low
A camouflage flamingo
In disguise at the border

[Pre-Chorus]
Cars, boats, airplanes
I’m going insane

[Chorus]
Do you know how long I’ll wait for you?
Till I’m black and blue
And do you think we all hide from the truth?
In ways, I do

[Bridge]
Open up the heavens, we’re kicking down the gate
We ask you real, real nice
Will you let us stay?
Open up the heavens, we’re kicking down the gate
You smile real, real wide
And slap us in the face

[Chorus]
Do you know how long I’ll wait for you?
Till I’m black and blue
And do you think we all hide from the truth?
In ways, I do

[Break]

[Chorus]
Do you know how long I’ll wait for you?
Till I’m black and blue
And do you think we all hide from the truth?
In ways, I do

[Outro]
Open up the heavens, kicking down the gate
We’re asking real, real nice
Will you let us stay?
Open up the heavens, kicking down the gate
You smile real, real wide
And slap us in the face

David Bowie – 20th Century Boy (Feat. Placebo) letras

Friends say it’s fine
Friends say it’s good
Everybody says it’s just like Robin Hood
I walk like a rat
Crawl like a cat
Sting like a bee
Babe I’m gonna be your man

And it’s plain to see
You were meant for me
Yeah, I’m your toy
Your 20th Century boy

Friends say it’s fine
Friends say it’s good
Everybody says it’s just like Robin Hood
Fly like a plane
Drive like a car
Ball like a hound
Babe I’m gonna be your man

And it’s plain to see
You were meant for me
Yeah, I’m your toy
Your 20th Century boy
20th Century boy, I wanna be your toy (x4)

Friends say it’s fine
Friends say it’s good
Everybody says it’s just like Robin Hood
I walk like a rat
Crawl like a cat
Sting like a bee
Babe I’m gonna be your man

And it’s plain to see
You were meant for me
Yeah I’m your toy
Your 20th Century boy
20th Century boy, I wanna be your toy (x4)