BOX OFFICE: WRECK-IT RALPH Has Disney Animation's Highest Debut Of All-Time With $49.1M
It's been a very good week for Disney! Fresh off their acquisition of LucasFilm, their newest animated feature Wreck-It Ralph has smashed its way right to the top of the North American box office with an impressive $49.1 million. Hit the jump for details!
Wreck-It Ralph, which stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch, had no trouble nabbing the #1 spot at the North American box office this weekend. With a $13,000 average per screen, this was a great start for the film which should now have a very good run right through Thanksgiving. An 'A' CinemaScore will also be a big help for word of mouth and it seems extremely likely that this will now be the beginning of a whole new franchise. The fact that it pays homage to the past few decades of video games history also means that it appealed to a far wider audience than most animated flicks. Internationally, the film opened in only six territories (it won't be released in the UK and many other countries until next February) and made $12 million, taking its current total cume to $61.1 million.
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?
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.
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