Universal and Illumination’s ‘The Grinch’ Set for $60+ Million Debut

Last weekend saw the month of November get off to a great start and this weekend should prove just as profitable as several holdovers look to continue their strong performance while Universal delivers the latest animated feature from Illumination in Dr.

Seuss’ The Grinch.

Additionally, Paramount will release the World War II supernatural horror film Overlord and Sony is taking another stab at the Dragon Tattoo franchise with the release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Expected to easily finish atop the weekend box office we begin with Universal and Illumination’s release of The Grinch, debuting in 4,141 locations with the studio anticipating a domestic debut right around $50 million.

Based on our analysis, you should expect a performance a bit higher, coming in at the lowest around $53 million with $65+ million serving as the higher end of our forecasted range.

IMDb page view comparisons aren’t necessarily painting a perfect picture in terms of expectations,

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