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‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ three-peats at box office, ‘Aquaman’ makes a splash in China

NEW YORK – On a quiet weekend at the box office, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” was No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film “Aquaman” made a huge splash in Chinese theaters.

With no new wide releases, Disney’s “Ralph” again led in domestic ticket sales with an estimated $16.1 million. The animated sequel has grossed more than $140 million in three weeks.

Another holdover, “The Grinch,” with Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of Dr. Seuss’ title character, trailed in second with $15.2 million in its fifth weekend.

But the weekend’s biggest new arrival was in China, where “Aquaman” debuted with $93.6 million in ticket sales. That marked a new record for a DC title in China and ranks fourth all-time for superhero films.

Rounding out the top five: “Creed II,” the latest in the “Rocky” series, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, finished third with $16.8 million. J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” prequel “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” held in fourth with $11.2 million, while Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody was fifth with $8.1 million.

Final figures are expected Monday.

Contributing: Kim Willis

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