‘Encanto’ Retains Top Spot at Quiet Post-Thanksgiving Box Office

As is fitting for the days after Thanksgiving, moviegoers are largely turning out for leftovers this weekend.

Encanto,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and “House of Gucci” will retain the top three spots at the domestic box office, replicating the final standings of last weekend’s rankings.Disney’s “Encanto” is projected to gross $12.3 million from 3,980 locations in its second outing, expanding its domestic cume to about $57.5 million.

That would mark a 55% drop-off from the film’s debut numbers, roughly in line with other Disney Thanksgiving releases like 2018’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (a 54.5% drop) and 2019’s “Frozen II” (a 59.1% drop).While those two releases had much higher opening weekends than “Encanto,” they had the marked benefit of being sequels to popular hits.

They also didn’t have to deal with the threat of Covid-19, as many audiences, particularly families, have been slow to return to theaters during this box office regrowth period.

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