Disney’s animated video game film Wreck-It Ralph won the weekend box office with $49.1 million to beat Denzel Washington in Flight and Ben Affleck’s Argo.
The animated video game themed Wreck-It Ralph took the top spot at the weekend box office with $49.1 million in ticket sales to lead the way over Flight at $25 million and Argo, which took in another $10.2 million.
An expected hit, Wreck-It Ralph, starring the voices of John C. Reilly and Jack McBrayer, fell within industry predictions of between $45 million and $50 million to win the weekend after taking top spot on Friday with $13.4 million.
Although Wreck-It Ralph led the weekend from Friday, Argo managed to climb from fourth to third to beat the Quentin Tarantino produced martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists with Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.
Wreck-it Ralph follows the story of Ralph (Reilly) a video game character who is tired of being overshadowed by good guy Fix-It Felix (McBrayer) and wants to be the one to save the day. Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Judging by the $49.1 million gross by Wreck-It Ralph since Friday, it appears that Disney has another animated hit that will surely generate a sequel.