Weekend Box Office: ‘Moana’ Sails to No. 1 Again

Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

Disney’s South Pacific-set adventure topped slow post-Thanksgiving weekend with a catch of $28.4 million.

Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter prequel/spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has earned second place at the box office with $183.5 million in three weeks. Both family-friendly films continue to be the must-see movies over traditionally sleepy weekend.

Two other holdovers that held strong this weekend were the original sci-fi picture, Arrival, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Paramount’s mindbender took third with $7.3 million, while the Marvel hit landed in fifth with $6.5 million.

At No. 4, Robert ZemeckisAllied brought in $7 million its second weekend for a total of $28.9 million.

The weekend’s only new wide release, the Aaron Eckhart-starring Incarnate, failed to sell many tickets, earning $2.6 million from 1,737 locations. Check out the Top 10.

1. Moana — $28.3 million ($119.8 mil.)
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — $18.5 million ($183.5 mil.)
3. Arrival — $7.3 million ($73 mil.)
4. Allied — $7 million ($28.9 mil.)
5. Doctor Strange — $6.4 million ($215.3 mil.)
6. Trolls — $4.6 million ($141.3 mil.)
7. Hacksaw Ridge — $3.4 million ($57.2 mil.)
8. Bad Santa 2 — $3.2 million ($14.2 mil.)
9. Incarnate — $2.6 million
10. Almost Christmas — $2.5 million ($38.1 mil.)

On the limited release front, Fox Searchlight are off to a good start with Jackie. The Oscar contender, starring Natalie Portman as former first lady Jackie Kennedy, scored a strong $55,000 per-screen-average in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles to $275,000.

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