Not wrecked by Sandy, 'Ralph' tops box office

Associated Press Modified: November 4, 2012 at 5:46 pm •  Published: November 4, 2012
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The Universal kung fu flick "The Man With the Iron Fists," directed by RZA of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, opened with a debut of $8.2 million.

Overseas, the James Bond film "Skyfall" continued to dominate. It took in $156 million over the weekend bringing its international total to $287 million. The film opens in North America on Friday.

The strong box-office weekend — up 21 percent from the same weekend last year — bodes well for Hollywood ahead of the arrival of "Skyfall" and the upcoming holiday movie season.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Wreck-It Ralph," $49.1 million.

2. "Flight," $25 million.

3. "Argo," $10.2 million.

4. "The Man With the Iron Fists," $10.2 million.

5. "Taken 2," $6 million.

6. "Cloud Atlas," $5.3 million.

7. "Hotel Transylvania," $4.5 million.

8. "Paranormal Activity 4," $4.3 million.

9. "Here Comes the Boom," $3.6 million.

10. "Silent Hill: Revelation," $3.3 million.

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Estimated weekend ticket sales at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for films distributed overseas by Hollywood studios, according to Rentrak:

1. "Skyfall," $156 million.

2. "Paranormal Activity 4," $14.3 million.

3. "Hotel Transylvania," $13.7 million.

4. "Wreck-It Ralph," $12 million.

5. "Madagascar 3," $7.9 million.

6. "A Werewolf Boy," $7.5 million.

7. "Asterlix and Obelix: God Save Britannia" $6.8 million.

8. "The Bourne Legacy," $6.7 million.

9. "Taken 2," $6.2 million.

10. "Frankenweenie," $5.3 million.

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Online:

http://www.hollywood.com

http://www.rentrak.com

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.



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