Weekend Box Office: Ralph Wrecks His Way To Number One

By Scott Gwin 2012-11-04 14:48:33discussion comments
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Video games took center stage in theaters this weekend as a movie chock full of classic characters dominated the number one spot. Wreck-It Ralph was the easy champion with almost $50 million. While that was a nice boost for the box office after a sluggish October, it might not have been the debut the movie's producers had hoped for. With $62 million world wide for Ralph the movie is still well shy of its hefty $165 million price tag and substantial marketing budget.

Denzel Washington's Flight came in for a landing at second place with just $25 million, an on-par total for a Washington headliner. The folks at Paramount are probably celebrating first class style. The movie's modest $31 budget leaves the entry in a solid financial spot.

Kung Fu-ish newcomer The Man With The Iron Fists hammered its way only so far as fourth place with a sleepy $8 million bow in. It wasn't quite enough to displace Argo which added $10 million to its $75 million domestic total during its fourth weekend out.

After a dismal debut last weekend Cloud Atlas didn't fare any better this week. Despite hopes from some fans that the movie's poor opening performance might be overcome after a week of word-of-mouth, it slipped from second to sixth place with just $5 million and is poised to fade quietly into the night, a major box office bust.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Wreck-It Ralph * $49,100,000 Total: $49,100,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,752
2.
Flight * $25,010,000 Total: $25,010,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 1,884
3.
Argo $10,245,000 Total: $75,896,000 LW: 1     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,774
4.
The Man with the Iron Fists * $8,219,000 Total: $8,219,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 1,868
5.
Taken 2 $6,000,000 Total: $125,667,000 LW: 6     WR: 5    
THTRS: 2,639
6.
Cloud Atlas $5,250,000 Total: $18,262,000 LW: 2     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,013
7.
Hotel Transylvania $4,500,000 Total: $137,568,000 LW: 3     WR: 6    
THTRS: 2,922
8.
Paranormal Activity 4 $4,300,000 Total: $49,577,000 LW: 4     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,006
9.
Here Comes the Boom $3,600,000 Total: $35,572,000 LW: 7     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,314
10.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D $3,300,000 Total: $13,900,000 LW: 5     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,933

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