Wreck-It Ralph Smashes its way to #1 at US Box Office and into the Disney Record Books

November 5 2012

Wreck-It Ralph has destroyed the competition at the US Box Office taking the #1 spot with a massive $49.1 million on its opening weekend. 

This makes Wreck-It Ralph the biggest Disney Animation opening of all time ahead of Tangled ($48.8) and all the Studio classics including The Lion King ($40.9).

This heartfelt comedy, about a video game ‘bad guy’ named Ralph who tries to become a hero, took almost twice as much as the number 2 movie, Denzel Washington’s Flight, at the US Box Office this weekend.

US critics have been unanimous in their praise for Wreck-It Ralph and it is proving a big hit with cinema goers who have given the film a Cinemascore of ‘A’.

"Disney have a high-scoring hit on its hands in this brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed toon, earning bonus points for backing nostalgia with genuine emotion." - Variety

"A homage to classic video-game culture wrapped in an adventurous road movie" - Hollywood Reporter

"Disney Animation is returning to its former glory and then some. But technical wizardry is nothing without heart, and Wreck-It Ralph never loses site of its main purpose: to entertain and teach us something about ourselves." - IGN US

About Wreck-It Ralph
From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time?

Wreck-It Ralph Film Page

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