Box office update: 'Wreck-It Ralph' climbs to $13.4 million on Friday; 'Flight' lifts off successfully
The big Friday puts Ralph on pace for a $45 million weekend, which exceeds expectations and could lead to a very impressive total if it plays well through Thanksgiving.
Denzel's movie also did better than expected. $8 million on Friday puts it in the air for a $20+ million weekend.
The martial arts pic took in a soft $3 million. That was good enough for third place, but it is not expected to hold on to third over the weekend because this kind of movie is front-loaded. It should finish with about &8 million, and will likely be in fourth place behind Argo.