Sunday, November 28, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: ENCANTO, GHOSTBUSTERS and HOUSE OF GUCCI Dominate Thanksgiving Moviegoing

Weekend Box-Office: ENCANTO, GHOSTBUSTERS and HOUSE OF GUCCI Dominate Thanksgiving Moviegoing

This year's Thanksgiving weekend box-office wasn't as impressive as in previous years, but we still have solid numbers from most films in the Top 10. Disney's "Encanto", Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" and the video game adaptation "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City" were released this week. Let's see how well they did.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

Disney's "Encanto" opened at the top of the box-office with $27 million over the three-day weekend and $40.3 million over the five-day extended holiday time frame, from 3,980 theaters. Unfortunately, while it's the best opening weekend for an animated film during the pandemic, it's also one of the studio's lowest Thanksgiving openings in recent years. While it's 3-day performance is still better than 2015's "The Good Dinosaur" ($39.1 million), its debut pales in comparison to other Thanksgiving releases like "Ralph Breaks the Internet" ($84.7 million) and "Coco" ($71 million).

"Encanto" also raked in $29.3 million from 47 international markets. The film still has solid box office prospects, especially considering the excellent critical and audience reception (92% on Rotten Tomatoes & "A" CinemaScore).

Last week's #1 movie "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" dropped to second place this week, but it's still going strong. The film dropped 44.3%, grossing $24.5 milion over the 3-day time frame and $35.2 for the five-day. The film has grossed a total of $87.8 million after 10 days, while overseas it added another $28 million from 40 markets for a worldwide total of $115.8 million.

MGM's "House of Gucci" opened in third place with $14.2 million for the 3-day, and $21.8 million for the 5-day, from 3,441 theaters. This is a record-breaking debut for an adult drama during the pandemic era. The film also grossed $12.8 million from 40 international markets. The critical reception was mostly mixed (61% Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences generally liked it ("B+" CinemaScore).

The Disney/Marvel movie "Eternals" finished in fourth place with $7.9 million. The film only dropped 28.7%, and its domestic total has reached $150.6 million after three weeks in theaters. Internationally, it has grossed a total of $217.8 million.

The Top 5 is rounded out by the last of the new wide releases, Sony's reboot "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City". The film struggled with a $5.2 million debut for the 3-day and $8.8 million for the 5-day, from 2,803 theaters. It's the worst debut ever for a "Resident Evil" movie, but it's saving grace is that it only cost $25 million to produce. Overseas, the film raked in $5.1 million from 15 markets.

Also released this week was Paul Thomas Anderson's coming-of-age drama "Licorice Pizza", which earned $335,000 from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, which is quite a remarkable feat and a record-breaking per-theater-average.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Encanto $27M $40.3M $29.3M $120M
2 Ghostbusters: Afterlife $24.5M $87.7M $28M $75M
3 House of Gucci $14.2M $21.8M $12.8M $75M
4 Eternals $7.9M $150.6M $217.8M $200M
5 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City $5.2M $8.8M $5.1M $25M
6 Clifford the Big Red Dog $4.8M $42.8M $0.1M $64M
7 King Richard $3.3M $11.3M $5.2M $50M
8 Dune $2.1M $102.2M $272M $165M
9 No Time to Die $1.7M $158.1M $600M $250M
10 Venom: Let There Be Carnage $1.5M $209.5M $260.1M $110M


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