Wreck-It Ralph wrecks the competition

By Michaela Kaberline
On November 8, 2012

With the strongest debut ever for a Walt Disney Animation production, excluding Pixar titles, Wreck-It Ralph soared to No. 1 in this weekends box office after sales hit $49.1 million.

The film, which cost $165 million to produce, debuted in 3,752 theaters according to CNN. Wreck-It Ralph averaged $13,086 in ticket sales per theater.

Wreck-It Ralph is a villain in the videogame Fix-It Felix. Ralph becomes depressed and lonely after years of being treated as an outsider for always wrecking buildings in the game.

The other characters in the game, including Felix, tell him he cant come to the 30th year anniversary party of Fix-It Felix. Ralph decides to leave the game to find a medal so he can join his fellow game-mates in the celebration.

After leaving his game, Ralph, voiced by John C. Reilly, travels through the videogame train station, which is actually the surge protector all the games in the arcade are connected to.

His first stop is Heros Duty. In this game, the objective is to kill all of the giant fly-looking creatures before they reproduce more eggs. Ralph creates havoc in the game and ends up flying a shuttle into the game Sugar Rush.

Sugar Rush is a racing videogame. The racetracks are covered with lollipops, gumdrops and peppermints. Ralph becomes attached to a little girl named Vanellope von Schweetz, also known as Glitch by her fellow videogame characters.

Vanellope is voiced by Sarah Silverman. Ralph goes through this game destroying several different things but also helping a friend.

This film has the normal kid-like qualities. By using almost robot-like functions for the characters in the movie, this film truly makes the viewer believe they are watching a videogame.

Wreck-It Ralph also has a love story written in and the traditional good guy vs. bad guy theme.

Viewers may look at this movie as a just for kids movie, but adults can relate to some of the games that are in the film. Games such as Pac-Man, Dance Dance Revolution, Frogger and many more appear throughout the movie.

Wreck-It Ralph came in first at the box office, with Flight starring Denzel Washington coming in second at $25 million. Ben Afflecks Argo came in third for its fourth weekend with $10.2 million.

Wreck-It Ralph was given an 85 percent ranking by Rotten Tomatoes.

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