No big surprises this weekend at the box office, as a holdover stayed strong at number one while a new releases did decently in its debut. Here’s what went down:
Disney’s Moana managed a third weekend at number one, bringing in an estimated $18.8 million. That raises its three-week total to a solid $145 million. The big question is, will Moana make it to the magic $200 million mark? It could be tough, especially with a little move called Rogue One set for release this week.
Debuting in second place with $17.5 million is Office Christmas Party. The number is not bad for an R-rated comedy, but the film cost $45 million to make. It’s going to have to rely on adults coming out over the next few weekends to turn a profit, and with poor reviews and the aforementioned Star Wars film going against it, Office Christmas Party is going to have a tough time making bank.
As for the rest of the top five, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was in third place with $10.7 million. Arrival was in fourth with $5.6 million, while Marvel’s Doctor Strange closed things out in fifth place with $4.6 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Moana – $21 million
2) Office Christmas Party – $16 million
3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – $15 million
4) Arrival – $6.5 million
5) Doctor Strange – $4 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Moana – $18.8 million
2) Office Christmas Party – $17.5 million
3) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – $10.7 million
4) Arrival – $5.6 million
5) Doctor Strange – $4.6 million
Next weekend sees the release of the surefire number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!