HOLLYWOOD—It was fun while it lasted. There is a new victor at the box-office this weekend, as “Bohemian Rhapsody” was dethroned from the top spot by a green, evil little fiend. The latest remake of the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Grinch,” this time an animated version with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the iconic character catapulted to the top spot with an impressive $66 million. Considering there hasn’t been an animated flick in theaters for kids in quite some time, I cannot say I’m surprised.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” saw a dip in revenue, but not by a massive amount as it landed in second place adding $30 million to its domestic tally. After being in theaters for 2 weeks, the Queen biopic has already crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office.
The two new releases in theaters this week, “Overlord” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” did not fare well at all with audiences. “Overlord” debuted in third place with a meek $10.1 million, while “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” opened with a dreadful $8 million. Guess we can say no one was interested in seeing the next installment in the franchise. Rounding out the top five is potential Oscar darling “A Star is Born,” in tight competition with “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” with about $8 million as well.
It should be a very interesting weekend at the box-office as we near Thanksgiving. Why? There are four big flicks hitting theaters this weekend. We have the comedy, “Instant Family” starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, the drama “Green Book,” the heist thriller “Widows” starring Viola Davis and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” I would have argued that “Fantastic Beasts” should