Encanto won the top spot at the domestic box office over Thanksgiving weekend.
The computer-animated fantasy musical has earned an estimated $ 27 million over the three-day weekend and $ 40.3 million over the five-day vacation starting Wednesday from 3,980 locations.
Those numbers were good enough to win the title of best opening weekend for an animated film during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tops: Disney’s Encanto took top spot at the domestic box office over Thanksgiving weekend, earning $ 27 million over three days and $ 40.3 million over five days of vacation; in the photo, Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, and Bruno, voiced by John Leguizamo
While the Disney movie’s five-day totals are a good sign that parents are allowing their kids to return to the movies in this post-covid world, it pales in comparison to the studio’s recent Thanksgiving releases such as Frozen II (123, $ 7 million in 2019), Ralph Breaks The Internet ($ 84.6 million in 2018) and Coco ($ 71 million in 2017).
With new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto tells the story of the Madrigals, an amazing family who live in a wonderful and charming place called Encanto.
Each child received a unique magical gift — every child except Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). But when the family home is threatened, Mirabel may be their only hope.
One sign: Encanto’s money-raising over the holidays was good enough to win the title of best opening weekend for an animated film during the COVID-19 pandemic, but still hasn’t reached the best recent earnings over Thanksgiving weekend
Released a week before Thanksgiving, moviegoers reveled in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which grossed $ 24.5 over the three days and around $ 35.2 million for its five-day total, making it good enough for second place.
Moviegoers have also come out to see MGM’s crime drama House Of Gucci. Taking third place, he made $ 14.2 million in the traditional 3-day weekend and $ 21.8 million in the five days after his release.
“It’s a really good opening for an original crime drama,” said David A. Gross, of film consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research, as reported. Variety.
“As with families, older moviegoers have been reluctant to return to the movies. “
Second Violin: Ghostbusters: Afterlife took second at the weekend’s box office, grossing $ 24.5 over the three days and $ 35.2 million for her five-day total: Young Stars Celeste O ‘ Connor, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Logan Kim are pictured
Fourth place went to Disney / Marvel’s Eternals, earning around $ 7.9 million over three days and $ 11.4 million over five days. The superhero film has now grossed $ 150.6 million to date in North America.
And to round out the top five at the Thanksgiving weekend box office, Sony’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City with roughly $ 5.27 million over three days and $ 8.8 million over five days; a result below expectations.
Overall, moviegoers in the United States and Canada spent around $ 142 million on movie tickets over the five-day weekend. Transportation is lower than in recent years, where ticket sales have often exceeded $ 250 million, but it’s still a sign that consumer confidence is back in the movies in the post-pandemic world.
Third Place: House of Gucci, along with Lady Gaga and Jared Leto, came third for the weekend box office over the holidays, earning $ 14.2 million over the traditional 3-day and 21-day weekend, $ 8 million in the five days since its release