"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" stays at number 2 with another $10.4M
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Disney's (DIS) original musical adventure "Encanto" won the post-Thanksgiving weekend domestic box office with another $12.7M in what is always a quiet weekend following the holiday. The movie, which features original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, is setting records in parts of Latin America, where it has grossed $5.9M in Colombia.
BOX OFFICE RUNNER-UPS: Sony's (SONY) "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" placed number 2 with $10.4M from 4,059 theaters. Behind it was "House of Gucci" with a $6.8M for a domestic total of $33.6M. "Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers" placed number 4 with a $4.1M debut. Rounding out the top five, Disney's and Marvel's "Eternals" earned an estimated $3.9M from 3,980 locations for a domestic cume of $156.5M and $227.6M overseas for a worldwide tally of over $384M.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
"Encanto" – $12.7M
"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" – $10.4M
"House of Gucci" - $6.8M
"Christmas with the Chose: The Messengers" – $4.1M
"Eternals" – $3.9M
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