Box Office Top 10
Disney’s Moana smashes records emerged as the second Disney animated movie after Frozen to earn $56.6 million during Thanksgiving weekend. The beautiful Polynesian musical toppled last week’s winner Fantastic Beasts and where to find them down to the second position of Box Office Top 10 with $45.1 million. This would also be Disney’s second win-win in the week after the phenomenal success of Dr. Strange, which is also a Marvel collaboration.
Moana is about the heroine’s magical adventure to save her sea-side village from the destruction of a curse. Newcomer Auli’i Cravalho lends the voice of Moana Waialiki, and Dwayne Johnson of the banished demigod Maui.
Overseas, Moana is slowly and steadily climbing the box office with $16.3 million internationally earning the film a second spot. It also includes China where the movie made $12.3 million alone. Whereas, the Eddie Redmayne starrer Fantastic Beasts and where to find them the movie is the international top earner grossing over $132 million.
Dr. Strange is at number three both in The States and internationally earning $13.7 million and $9.8 million respectively.
Allied is Robert Zemeckis’s spy thriller. The film stars Brad Pitt as an intelligent officer in World War 2 era, and Marion Cotillard plays his wife who is being suspected of being a spy. The Paramount film opened with $12.7 million in its first week. Internationally, the movie also places itself in the fourth spot of Box Office Top 10 making $9.4 million.
Paramount’s sci-fi Arrival which is based on Ted Chiang’s short story finishes off at number 5 from last week’s spot at number 4 making $11.5 million.
Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls rolled down to number 6 this week with $10.6 million, from number 3.
Billy Bob Thorton returns as Willie Soke in Broad Green Pictures and Miramax’s comedy Bad Santa 2. The film had a dismal opening, making just $6.2 million from 2,920 theaters.
Universal Pictures’ family movie Almost Christmas is at number 8.
Biographical war-drama Hacksaw Ridge made $5.5 million.
This week’s bomb was New Regency’s Rules Don’t Apply, a film by Warren Beatty paying homage to Howard Hughes, also starring Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich generating a meager $2.2 million from 2,382 theaters followed by Ang Lee’s movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk which fell to $192,000 only.
Rounding off Box Office Top 10 is The Edge of Seventeen.