“Moana” Rocks the US Thanksgiving Box Office

It was a huge weekend at the box office, thanks to the solid offering of critically acclaimed films in theaters. Only one could hit the top of the box office, though, and it managed to rock all the other films. Here’s what went down:


Moana was the big hit at the Thanksgiving box office this weekend, bringing in a simply outstanding $54.7 million over the three day weekend, with potentially more to come once the actually arrive. No doubt The Rock’s star power and social media presence helped send this Disney film skyrocketing. It should also have a nice run leading up to the arrival of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th.

As for the rest of the top five, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fell to second place with $44.6 million, which was only a 40% drop from its debut weekend., The film has already grossed $155.8 million in two weeks, which is a great showing for the new franchise.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange was in third place with $13.5 million, while the new Brad Pitt film Allied debut in fourth place with an underwhelming $12.6 million. Arrival closed things out in fifth place with $11.2 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Moana – $75 million
2) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – $37 million
3) Trolls – $15 million
4) Doctor Strange – $13 million
5) Allied – $11 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Moana – $54.7 million
2) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – $44.6 million
3) Doctor Strange – $13.5 million
4) Allied – $12.6 million
5) Arrival – $11.2 million 

Next weekend sees the release of Incarnate. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.



About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on November 27, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I would’ve been shocked if it hadn’t. 🙂

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