Box Office: 'Wreck It Ralph' wins first weekend of holiday season
Also opening this weekend was Denzel Washington's "Flight," in which he plays a pilot who is found to have alcohol in his system after navigating his plane out of danger.The R-rated movie grossed an estimated $25 million in its first three days, and generated plenty of award-show buzz in the process.
The other significant debut of the weekend was Universal's "The Man With The Iron Fists." Led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, the film opened with $8.2 million -- failing to beat "Argo," in its fourth week. The full Top 10 is below, with weekend gross followed by total gross.
- Wreck-It Ralph, $49.1 million, $49.1 million
- Flight, $25 million, $25 million
- Argo, $10.2 million, $75.9 million
- The Man With the Iron Fists, $8.2 million, $8.2 million
- Taken 2, $6 million, $125.6 million
- Cloud Atlas, $5.3 million, $18.2 million
- Hotel Transylvania, $4.5 million, $137.5 million
- Paranormal Activity 4, $4.3 million, $49.5 million
- Here Comes the Boom, $3.6 million, $35.5 million
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, $3.3 million, $13.9 million