‘Encanto’ Enchants Thanksgiving Box Office With $40.3 Million Bow; ‘House of Gucci’, ‘Resident Evil’ Open In Top 5 As ‘Licorice Pizza’ Sets Indie Record

‘Encanto’ Enchants Thanksgiving Box Office With $40.3 Million Bow; ‘House of Gucci’, ‘Resident Evil’ Open In Top 5 As ‘Licorice Pizza’ Sets Indie Record
The nation’s multiplexes were as crowded as Thanksgiving tables as four new releases battled for a piece of the box-office pie over the five-day holiday weekend. As expected, Disney’s latest animated offering, Encanto, won the festive frame, debuting in the top spot with a $40.3 million bow. Meanwhile, United Artists’ star-studded House of Gucci entered the charts in third place with $21.8 million and Screen Gems’ Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City finished in fifth with $8.8 million as Paul Thomas Anderson’s buzzy indie, Licorice Pizza, set a new pandemic-era specialty-release record with a supersized $84,000 per-screen-average.

Normally a period when tryptophan-dazed families flock to theaters in droves, the five-day Thanksgiving window has been anything but normal since the arrival of the Covid virus. But at least this year’s ticket sales signaled a significant rebound from 2020’s disastrous holiday frame—even if the marketplace still hasn’t quite returned to the pre-pandemic norm.
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