‘Creed II,’ ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Set Record Thanksgiving Preview Grosses

With four films hitting theaters nationwide early for Thanksgiving weekend, Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and MGM’s Creed II both came out of their corners swinging.

The Wreck-it-Ralph sequel earned $3.8 million from Tuesday night previews, and Creed II was just behind it with $3.7 million.

Both numbers amount to the best showings for Thanksgiving previews ever.The preview for Ralph Breaks the Internet surpasses Disney’s other recent Thanksgiving releases, including Coco ($2.3 million) and Moana ($2.6 million).

As with all family releases, this sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is expected to make the majority of its grosses from matinee and weekend screenings.

It’s projected for a $68-75 million five-day opening, up from the $49 million three-day opening of its 2012 predecessor.As for Creed II, its predecessor also opened on Thanksgiving weekend in 2015 and earned $1.4 million from Tuesday previews and went on to earn a $42 million five day opening and a $109.7 million domestic run.

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