BOX OFFICE: WRECK-IT RALPH Looks Set To Smash Its Way To #1 In North America

Disney's Wreck-It Ralph will take the #1 spot at the North American box office this weekend, holding off competition from some other big releases and kicking off what is sure to be a good run for the highly anticipated animated feature.

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By Josh Wilding - 11/2/2012

Very early estimates are in for this weekend at the North American box office, and it's Disney's Wreck-It Ralph which looks set to dominate as it heads into 3,752 theaters. According to Deadline, the film is currently accounting for 20% of online ticket sales, and based on Friday matinee trends, the animated feature should open to $14 million today and $51 million for the weekend. "I think they’re going to get enough teens to supplement the family audience and pop a real number," a rival studio exec told the site. With less than 100 movie theaters on the East Coast closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, it should be business as usual this weekend at the box office. Stay tuned for further updates.






Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?ers.


STARRING:

John C. Reilly as Wreck-It Ralph
Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz
Jack McBrayer as Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Jane Lynch as Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun
Alan Tudyk as King Candy
Dennis Haysbert as General Hologram

RELEASE DATE: November 2nd, 2012.


Source: Deadline
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Berserk - 11/2/2012, 5:46 PM
I might go see this film some time this weekend!
Great Astonishing Article!
DeadHubris - 11/2/2012, 5:47 PM
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crazymarvelgurl95 - 11/2/2012, 5:52 PM
I might go see it too!! I've heard a lotta good things about it!!! It kinda feels like Inception in a way lol
jimpinto24 - 11/2/2012, 6:04 PM
I'm going to see Wreck-It Ralph tomorrow.
toco89 - 11/2/2012, 6:12 PM
I figured it would do well. Hope it inspires.
chujong - 11/2/2012, 6:26 PM
I am taking my daughter to go see it this Saturday night. The thing is that I'll probably enjoy it more than her due to the nostalgic video game characters. :)
toco89 - 11/2/2012, 6:45 PM
Oh silly grif, this movie is for kids.
skidz - 11/2/2012, 6:46 PM
Welcome back, grif. I've missed you. You're still a douche.
StarSpangledBruce - 11/2/2012, 8:07 PM









awesome movie
Boekelaar - 11/2/2012, 8:14 PM
Wooo! Glad that it's going well, big fan of Rich Moore the director. I love his Simpsons and Futurama episodes.
TheAbomination - 11/2/2012, 9:04 PM
Saw Wreck-It Ralph earlier today. Great story, good characters, and some pretty funny jokes. Also some great Easter eggs and cameos for retro gamers.
GoILL - 11/2/2012, 9:25 PM
Wanna check this out, i'll probably end up taking my nephew to see this.
JerBear - 11/2/2012, 9:50 PM
I just came back from seeing this, awesome movie.
Thanos005 - 11/3/2012, 12:03 AM
Go watch it. Easily a top 5 movie.
CPBuff22 - 11/3/2012, 11:03 AM
This movie was amazing. Went with my GF & my Son and we all loved it!
WhiteBolt - 11/3/2012, 2:12 PM
Funny movie!
mpdcop - 11/3/2012, 4:08 PM
I had expectations for this movie that wasn't met when I saw it today. My kids (11 & 12) both thought it was made for a younger audience. It had a good moral story and a few funny parts. Several Easter eggs to gamers from the 80's and 90's. it was a GOOD movie, for me it was not great.
willyburz - 11/3/2012, 6:19 PM
This movie is amazing. Im 36 and a gamer, I brought my 6 year old and she loved it. I loved it, as it has an awesome story, great characters, and heart. Its def a movie for everyone, NOT just kids. There are soooo many great homage pieces, and hilarious gaming tie ins to lagging out, glitches, etc. I was expecting a good movie, and got a GREAT MOVIE! Ill be seeing it again, and buying the BluRay when it hits. Youll def know who games and doesnt as the regular laughs are there, its the funny shite they sneak in that gamers run into...a scene with a certain lag out animation at a certain bar had me laughing my ass off, while the lady next to us didnt get it :-D Great movie, and worth every penny, errrrrr quarter I mean-lol.
willyburz - 11/3/2012, 6:21 PM
One other thing. This is now one of my fave animated movies ever.

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