‘Ralph’ wins the box office again, while ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ finds magic overseas


“Ralph Breaks the Internet” ended up king of the box office for the second week in a row, while the latest Harry Potter spinoff is proving to be a bigger hit overseas.

Walt Disney Co.’s DIS, -0.96%   animated sequel to “Wreak-It Ralph” earned $25.8 million domestically, a drop-off of more than 50% from the previous week, for an 11-day total of $207 million worldwide.

In its fourth week, “The Grinch,” from Comcast’s CMCSA, -1.04%   Universal, came in second place with $17.7 million, and also surpassed the $200 million mark globally.

The Rocky spinoff “Creed II,” from MGM, New Line and AT&T’s T, +2.19%   Warner Bros., placed third, with $16.8 million in its second week.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” from Warner Bros., was fourth, with $11.2 million. While the fantasy movie from the Harry Potter universe has sputtered in the U.S., it’s done far better in the international market, where it earned $40 million from 80 countries this weekend. It’s made over $500 million in total, with about $385 million of that coming from outside the U.S.

It was the opposite situation for the U.S. rom-com hit of the summer, Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians,” which grossed just $1.2 million in its debut in China.

The only major new release domestically, the horror “Possession of Hannah Grace,” flopped for Sony SNE, +1.81%  , taking in just $6.5 million, good only for seventh place.