“Moana” Prevents an “Office Christmas Party” Celebration

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:

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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!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns has been Biff Bam Pop!’s Editor-In-Chief since its inception in 2008. His writing has appeared in The Toronto Sun, various World Wrestling Entertainment publications and was recently featured in Wanted Undead Or Alive by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry. The only thing he has to fear is fear itself…and sharks.

Posted on December 11, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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