Internationally, the film earned an estimated $12.7 million overseas, for a total of $78.7 million worldwide as of Sunday night.
Last week's top film, Bohemian Rhapsody, landed at number two in its second week of release, delivering an estimated $30.85 million. That brings its stateside totals to over $100 million, which added to its estimated $63 million internationally, for a global tally of more than $185 million.
It's not until third place that we find the second of this week's new major releases, the J.J Abrams horror film Overlord, with an estimated $10.1 million.
In the fourth position was Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, delivering an estimated $9.56 million and bringing its totals here in the states to over $35 million. Outside the U.S., the film picked up an estimated $13.5 million, for a total of $96.7 million worldwide .
The Girl in the Spider's Web -- the third of this week's new major releases -- starring Claire Foy -- rounded out the top five with an estimated $8 million.
The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman opened in four theaters last Tuesday and earned $56,000. It expands to 48 locations next week.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. The Grinch, $66 million
2. Bohemian Rhapsody, $30.85 million
3. Overlord, $10.1 million
4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, $9.6 million
5. Girl in the Spider’s Web, $8 million
6. A Star Is Born, $8 million
7. Nobody’s Fool, $6.5 million
8. Venom, $4.85 million
9. Halloween. $3.8 million
10. The Hate U Give, $2.07 million