Walt Disney animation’s latest animated feature film, Moana, has claimed the top spot at Thanksgiving’s long weekend box office.
Moana opened to approximately $81.1 million over the five-day holiday weekend. $55.5 million of that came from the traditional three-day weekend.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them slips to the number two spot at the box office after winning last weekend. The Harry Potter spinoff earned $44.6 million over the three-day weekend and 65.3 million total over the five-day holiday. Fantastic Beasts' domestic box office total now stands at $155.8 million.
After a tough battle with Trolls last weekend, Marvel’s Doctor Strange sits solidly on the number three spot on this weekend’s box office chart. Doctor Strange earned $13.5 million over the weekend and $19 million total over the five-day holiday. That brings Doctor Strange’s box office total to 205.2 million over four weeks.
Trolls slipped down to sixth place with $14.3 million over the five-day holiday, behind Arrival in fifth place with a $15.5 million five-day holiday total. Allied opened to a disappointing fourth place finish, earning $16.9 million over five days.
In Moana, three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped - and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
In Marvel's Doctor Strange, Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.0comments
In Arrival, linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.
In Trolls, after the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.