Box Office Report: 'Wreck-It Ralph' No. 1 With $13.5 Mil Friday; 'Flight' Takes Off With $8.2 Mil - The Hollywood ReporterDisney Animation Studios' Wreck-It Ralph rushed to the top of the box office chart on Friday with an opening day gross of $13.4 million.
The 3D animated toon, nabbing an A CinemaScore, will easily win the weekend with a gross in the $45 million to $50 million range. The family film, costing $165 million to produce, over performed Friday on the East Coast, where kids in New York, New Jersey and Long Island were out of school because of superstorm Sandy.
Directed by Rich Moore, Wreck-It Ralph tells the story of an arcade game villain -- voiced by John C. Reilly -- who is sick of playing the bad guy and begins game jumping, which is forbidden. The voice cast also includes Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.
The aftermath of the historic storm isn't hurting the box office; if anything, it appears that people in affected areas are looking for a distraction.