'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' makes off with $66M at box office
FILE - This file image released by Universal Pictures shows the characters Cindy-Lou Who, voiced by Cameron Seely, left, and Grinch, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, in a scene from "The Grinch." (Universal Pictures via AP, File)
Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press
Published Sunday, November 11, 2018 1:12PM EST
LOS ANGELES - You're a mean one -- and you're number one -- Mr. Grinch.
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Last week's top film, the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," drops to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million.
"Minions" makers Illumination produced the latest interpretation of "The Grinch," with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The film was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million.
Paramount Pictures' war-horror hybrid "Overlord" was third with $19 million.