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You’re A Rich One, Mr. ‘Grinch’: Illumination-Universal Toon Sees Near $78M Four-Day Opening

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You’re A Rich One, Mr. ‘Grinch’: Illumination-Universal Toon Sees Near $78M Four-Day Opening
Monday Pm: With many schools taking off for the Veterans Day holiday today, turnstiles didn’t stop spinning with Illumination-Universal’s The Grinch grossing an estimated $10.3M today, -52% from Sunday taking its four-day opening to $77.8M. ComScore reported that close to half of all K-12 schools were off today along with 28% colleges.

It’s already been declared that The Grinch is the biggest Christmas-theme pic opening of all-time, beating his 2000 live-action self which was directed by Ron Howard ($55M 3-day), but next to other Illumination titles and their first four days at the B.O., the Green One feasibly beat The Lorax ($73.7M), Despicable Me ($63.9M), Sing ($41.4M) and Hop ($39.8M). A hold in the -40% range is in store this coming weekend for The Grinch as Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald flies in to feast on more pre-Thanksgiving dollars, which many in the industry believe
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Next 3 Major Family Movies: 'A Dog's Way Home,' 'The Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Dumbo'

A cheerful comedy about a grouchy creature who doesn't like Christmas, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, opened over the weekend to grand success. Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays the titular character with gruff yet winsome authority, leads the voice cast in the animated holiday adventure, joined by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is ideal for families. More family films are coming soon to theaters, including Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns. What about next year? Here are three selections that should please all members of the family. A Dog's Way Home Kids love animals and they will love the story of Bella. Voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, she is a loyal, adorable dog who is adapted by a...
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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch steals $79 million in its opening weekend

Eighteen years after he last stole Christmas on the big screen, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch returned to cinemas this past weekend courtesy of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, with the animated movie debuting to $78.7 million worldwide.

The Grinch, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch lending his voice to the titular character, pulled in $66 million domestically, along with a further $12.7 million from a handful of international markets including the UK and Ireland.

For comparison, the Jim Carry-headlined How the Grinch Stole Christmas debuted to $55.1 million in North America back in 2000, on its way to a domestic haul of $260 million and $345.1 million worldwide.

Despite mixed reviews, the $75 million-budgeted The Grinch should go on to turn a healthy profit at the box office over the upcoming holiday season as it continues to roll out internationally.

See Also: Read our review of The Grinch here

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch,
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‘Grinch,’ ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ and the Do’s and Don’ts of Box Office Revivals

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‘Grinch,’ ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ and the Do’s and Don’ts of Box Office Revivals
There are few things Hollywood loves more than a good revival. A familiar brand with a built-in fan base? Sold!

Even so, bringing back a recognizable property comes with risks. That’s a lesson illustrated last weekend at the box office. It was a tale of two reboots. Illumination and Universal’s “The Grinch,” the third adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss Christmas tale, opened with a massive $66 million, but “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” Sony’s sorta sequel to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” faltered with an anemic $8 million.

Of course, it wasn’t exactly a battle of equals. One movie centers on a beloved character with a 60-year history, written by one of the most iconic and prolific children’s book authors. That kind of pedigree creates a prime opportunity for a studio hoping to cash in on a little nostalgia among families (especially around
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'The Grinch' pips 'Bohemian Rhapsody' to number one UK box office spot

Animated Dr. Seuss title took £5m over the weekend.

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Nov 9-11) Gross Week 1 The Grinch (Universal) £5m £5m 1 2 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £4.5m £29m 3 3 Widows (20th Century Fox) £1.6m £2.4m 1 4 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £1.2m £25.4m 6 5. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Disney) £1.1m £3.4m 2

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.29.

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3D family animation The Grinch has dislodged Bohemian Rhapsody from the number one slot at the top of the UK box office, taking £5m from its first three days.

Playing in 561 sites, the film scored a decent average of
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Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Grinch' Gets a Makeover That Takes the Green Meanie Back to His Roots

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Grinch' Gets a Makeover That Takes the Green Meanie Back to His Roots
For the third major retelling of Dr. Seuss' classic tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Illumination Entertainment decided to go back to the mean one's very roots. Instead of taking their cues from Chuck Jones' famous 1966 TV version, featuring the voice of Boris Karloff as both the narrator and the Grinch, or cribbing from Ron Howard's 2000 live-action version — in which Jim Carrey starred in green-face — filmmakers picked up Seuss' original 1957 children's book.

Scott Mosier, who along with Yarrow Cheney directed the new computer-animated The Grinch, which Universal will release Nov. 9 — just in ...
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Box Office: How 'The Grinch' Leveraged Snarky Ads to Lure Gen Z and Millennials

Box Office: How 'The Grinch' Leveraged Snarky Ads to Lure Gen Z and Millennials
Flattery certainly works, but mockery can sometimes result in even more attention at the box office.

Witness Illumination's latest CG-animated pic, The Grinch. When it came time to craft its marketing campaign, Universal faced several key hurdles, including convincing consumers why they should want to see a Christmas-themed movie based on the oft-told classic Dr. Seuss tale in early November.

So a key component of Universal's campaign for the movie, which debuted to a rousing $66 million over the Nov. 9-11 weekend, became a snarky billboard campaign tailored for individual locales and designed to separate The Grinch from other fall ...
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Domestic Box Office Hits $10 Billion at Record Pace in 2018

The record pace of the 2018 box office continues unabated, as comScore announced Sunday that domestic grosses for the year have hit $10 billion faster than any other year in box office history.

Though only five films have posted opening weekends of $100 million or more — with the last being “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” five months ago — the 2018 box office has been highlighted with two $200 million-plus openings, including a record $257 million launch by “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Also Read: 'The Grinch' Pilfers $66 Million at Box Office

Even in recent months, the box office has been buoyed by strong, $50 million-plus openings from films like “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” and “Venom,” while a variety of non-blockbusters like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Star Is Born” have provided sustained four-quadrant turnout. As a result, 2018 has seen record high monthly grosses in February, April and October, as well as the second-highest total for June and September.

The
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Christmas Comes Early For ‘The Grinch’; ‘Overlord’ Proves Zombies and History Don’t Mix

Christmas Comes Early For ‘The Grinch’; ‘Overlord’ Proves Zombies and History Don’t Mix
There’s always room for a familiar hit at the box office. “The Grinch,” from Universal’s animated division Illumination Entertainment, beat out two live-action studio releases. This is the fifth adaptation of a Dr. Seuss classic in the last 18 years, and it bested the combined gross for World War II zombie film “Overlord” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” the second English-language Lisbeth Salander adaptation, by a 350 percent margin.

With $66 million from “The Grinch,” that represented about 40 percent of the weekend’s $161 million total gross. Compared to last year, that’s a 10 million dollar improvement, but the pace will be tough to maintain: Last year had “Justice League,” “Coco,” and a Star Wars film still to come.

The Grinch” is the third-biggest opening among the Dr. Seuss films, behind the live-action version in 2000 and “The Lorax” in 2012. Its release date isn’t necessarily prime for a family
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‘Venom’ Devours $111M In China Debut, Bonds With $674M Global – International Box Office

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Update, writethru…: Thrashing to a massive China start, Sony’s Venom has reclaimed the No. 1 spot at the worldwide and international box office this weekend. Chomping on $111M in the Middle Kingdom, the Tom Hardy-starrer is the 2nd best bow there ever for a superhero title, the 5th best for an imported film and Sony’s biggest China launch of all time.

As we noted on Saturday, the China performance was powering Venom across the $600M mark globally, and with $673.5M through Sunday, Ruben Fleischer’s take on the Marvel property will soon see the other side of $700M. The overall overseas session was worth $118.2M on 44,700+ screens in 66 markets for an offshore cume of $467.3M.

The China debut makes Venom just the second superhero movie ever to hit the century mark during a 3-day Middle Kingdom bow, behind only Avengers: Infinity War. Audience reaction has been great,
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'The Grinch' steals North American box office in $66m debut

'The Grinch' steals North American box office in $66m debut
Awards contender The Front Runner arrives in muted $56,000 from four venues.

An impressive estimated $66m North American debut saw Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s family feature The Grinch snatch top spot from Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody as the Fox hit crossed $100m in its second weekend.

The Grinch opened in 4,141 theatres. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the curmudgeonly creation from the Dr. Seuss children’s books, which also features Rashida Jones, youngster Cameron Seely, and narrator Pharrell Williams. By way of comparison, How The Grinch Stole Christmas voiced by Jim Carrey opened on $55m in November 2000, which adjusts for inflation to $79.9m.
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‘The Front Runner’ Falls Behind at Indie Box Office

‘The Front Runner’ Falls Behind at Indie Box Office
Despite a Tuesday release to coincide with the midterm election, Sony’s “The Front Runner” isn’t performing like an awards contender at the indie box office, making just an estimated $56,000 from its four-screen opening this weekend and a six-day gross of $76,000.

Directed by Jason Reitman, “The Front Runner” stars Hugh Jackman as Senator Gary Hart, the man who was considered the Democrat frontrunner for the 1988 presidential election before his candidacy and political career was torpedoed by reports of an extramarital affair. The film has received mixed-to-positive reviews with a 62 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Also Read: 'The Grinch' Pilfers $66 Million at Box Office

Aside from “The Front Runner,” the indie box office belonged to holdovers. Fox Searchlight’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy sits 12th among all films with $1.47 million from 391 screens, pushing its total to $3.6 million after four weekends. Amazon’s “Beautiful Boy” expanded
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‘Grinch’ Steals, ‘Spider’s Web’ Bombs & ‘Venom’ Breaks China Box Office Records

Children’s movies are critic-proof, that much is obvious. And showing just how much kids don’t care about what the critical reaction is to an animated film, “The Grinch” easily dominated it’s debut weekend, with a massive showing at the box office.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s remake of the classic Christmas tale, “The Grinch,” pulled in an estimated $66 million this weekend to debut atop the box office. This type of debut is only mildly surprising when you consider the Rotten Tomatoes average for the film currently sits at 55%.

Continue reading ‘Grinch’ Steals, ‘Spider’s Web’ Bombs & ‘Venom’ Breaks China Box Office Records at The Playlist.
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‘Venom’ Dominates Worldwide Box Office With Huge $111 Million Opening in China

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‘Venom’ Dominates Worldwide Box Office With Huge $111 Million Opening in China
Venom” carried the global box office this weekend, thanks to its massive $111 million debut in China.

That ranks as the second biggest opening ever for a superhero film in that territory, behind just “Avengers: Infinity War.” Its performance in the Middle Kingdom powered “Venom” to $673.5 million worldwide, including $467 million internationally. Though its impressive run in the U.S. is largely coming to a close, audience reaction overseas could propel the antihero film past $700 million globally.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” continues to rock the box office, staying strong with $63.1 million. The Queen biopic, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, has earned $185 million in foreign territories, taking its worldwide tally to $285 million.

Another holdover, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” generated $13.5 million from 45 markets for an international total of $61.4 million. The holiday film has faltered at the domestic box office, where it has amassed just $35.3 million. “The Nutcracker,” which cost $125 million to make,
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‘The Grinch’ Steals Box Office Weekend With Stellar $66 Million Debut

Dr. SeussThe Grinch was the top earner over the weekend, taking in $66 million and easily besting second place finisher Bohemian Rhapsody ($30.8 million). The Girl in the Spider’s Web had a weak showing with just $8.015 million and a fifth place finish. This weekend’s Top 10:

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The Grinch Celebrates Christmas Early with $66M Box Office Debut

The Grinch Celebrates Christmas Early with $66M Box Office Debut
Illumination's The Grinch is the winner at this weekend's box office. The new spin on Dr. Seuss' iconic story has been getting rave reviews from critics, which certainly helped the movie earn $66 million domestically. Overseas, the movie brought in an additional $12.7 million, bringing the grand total to $78.7 million. The Grinch features Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the titular character, and the animated family movie is expected to earn more as the holidays get closer.

The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has come under fire for historical inaccuracies, but it was still able to bring in an impressive $30.8 million, which easily earned the second spot at this weekend's box office. The biopic only fell a little over 30 percent from last week's number one debut. As for the third spot this weekend, that went to Bad Robot's Overlord. The J.J. Abrams-produced horror movie generated $10.1 million, which has been seen as a disappointment.
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Box Office: ‘Grinch’ Sees Green With $66 Million, ‘Overlord’ Beats ‘Spider’s Web’

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Box Office: ‘Grinch’ Sees Green With $66 Million, ‘Overlord’ Beats ‘Spider’s Web’
The Grinch” proved it’s never too early for some holiday cheer as the animated family flick stole the weekend box office with $66 million from 4,141 locations.

Illumination and Universal’s adaptation of the Dr. Seuss holiday tale now ranks as the best start for a Christmas film. Benedict Cumberbatch voiced the animated green grouch in “The Grinch,” which cost the studio $75 million to make. While it trails the start of Illumination’s latest Dr. Seuss story “The Lorax” ($70 million), “The Grinch” should benefit from the holiday corridor.

Newcomers “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and “Overlord” weren’t able to best “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Fox’s Queen biopic showed staying power with a solid $30.9 million in its sophomore frame, representing a drop of just 41%. That brings its 10-day domestic total just shy of $100 million.

Paramount’s “Overlord,” produced by J.J. Abrams, was able to nab third place, opening with opened with $10 million from 2,859 theaters.
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‘The Grinch’ Pilfers $66 Million at Box Office

‘The Grinch’ Pilfers $66 Million at Box Office
Illumination/Universal’s “The Grinch” has struck a chord with family audiences, earning a strong $66 million opening weekend from 4,141 screens to take the top spot on the box office charts. Universal reports that it is the largest opening weekend for a Christmas themed film in box office history.

With “Nutcracker and the Four Realms” failing to get any traction with families — it has yet to make back its $130 million budget with $96.7 million grossed globally after 10 days in theaters — “The Grinch” had almost all the attention of its core demographic, thanks in large part to an aggressive ad campaign that featured wisecracking billboards and TV spots that started airing all the way back during the Winter Olympics in February.

Also Read: Why 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is a Much-Needed Hit for Fox

A strong profit for this $75 million animated film is assured, but the big challenge now will be to avoid
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'The Grinch' is Smiling with $66 Million Opening; 'Venom' Debuts with $111M in China

'The Grinch' is Smiling with $66 Million Opening; 'Venom' Debuts with $111M in China
The 2018 box office continues to usher in hits as Universal and Illumination's Dr. Seuss' The Grinch debuted with a chart-topping $66 million this weekend. However, it wasn't all roses for the weekend's new wide releases as neither Overlord nor The Girl in the Spider's Web managed to catch on with audiences. Yet, holdovers such as Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born continued their strong performances while Sony's Venom delivered a massive $111 million debut in China. With an estimated $66 million, Universal and Illumination's Dr. Seuss' The Grinch topped the weekend box office. The performance currently ranks as the third largest opening weekend for an animated title in November behind The Incredibles ($70.4m) and Frozen ($67.39m). The film should play well over the coming weeks and throughout the holidays as it is the only predominantly Christmas-themed wide release on the docket. While reviews for the film trended more mixed-to-negative, audiences gave
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Weekend Box Office: 'The Grinch' Wins With $66M; 'Overlord,' 'Girl in the Spider's Web' Snubbed

Hollywood's obsession with reviving dormant film franchises was met with mixed messages at the weekend box office.

Christmas came early for Illumination and Universal as The Grinch, the second big-screen adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss holiday tale after Ron Howard's 2000 film, opened to a pleasing $66 million from 4,414 North American theaters despite mediocre reviews (it fared better with audiences, earning an A- CinemaScore). Voiced this time out by Benedict Cumberbatch, the CG-animated pic is the first family event film of the year-end corridor.

On the other hand, The Girl in the Spider's Web, starring Claire ...
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