“Moana” Holds Strong at the Weekend Box Office

Even though there were no new major releases out this weekend, it didn’t matter for the bottom line, as last week’s holdovers managed to bring in solid numbers. Here’s what went down:


Disney’s Moana had a solid second weekend in release, bringing in an estimated $29 million. This raises the film’s total to $120 million. The film is definitely on track to cross the $200 million mark and, depending on how other films play out, it could get up to $250 million

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them held on to second place with $16 million. The film currently sits at $180 million, and should have no issues making it over $200 million. Though some were sceptical about the lack of known characters in the film, clearly Harry Potter fans came out to return to the world. 

As for the rest of the top five, Arrival was in third place with $7.2 million. Allied followed behind it in fourth with $7 million, while Marvel’s Doctor Strange closed things out in fifth place with $6.5 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Moana – $30 million
2) Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them – $17 million
3) Doctor Strange – $8 million
4) Arrival – $6 million
5) Allied – $5.5 million

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

1) Moana – $29 million
2) Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them – $16 million
3) Arrival – $7.2 million
4) Alied – $7 million
5) Doctor Strange – $6.5 million

Next weekend sees the release of Office Christmas Party. Be sure to come 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 December 4, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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