Moana Wins Domestic a Third Time, Fantastic Beasts Tops Overseas

Moana wins domestic a third time, Fantastic Beasts tops overseas

Walt Disney Animation Studios‚Äė¬†Moana¬†won the domestic box office for the third straight weekend with $18.8 million for a total of $145 million. Internationally, the animated film earned $23.5 million this weekend and has grossed $93.8 million. Worldwide,¬†Moana is up to $238.8 million.¬†Moana¬†was directed by¬†John Musker and Ron Clements. The film features the voices of¬†Auli‚Äôi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.

Paramount‚Äės new R-rated comedy¬†Office Christmas Party¬†opened close in second place in North America with an estimated $17.5 million from 3,210 theaters, an average of $5,452 per location. Starring¬†Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jamie Chung, Rob Corddry, Abbey Lee, Kate McKinnon, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Karan Soni, Courtney B. Vance, and Matt Walsh,¬†Office Christmas Party was made for $45 million and received a B CinemaScore from audiences.

Dropping a spot to third domestically was Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them, which earned $10.8 million its fourth weekend for a total of $199.3 million. Internationally, the film was No. 1 for the fourth weekend in a row with $33.1 million from 14,200 screens in 67 markets, bringing its overseas total to $480.7 million. Fantastic Beasts has now earned $680 million worldwide. Directed by David Yates from a script by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts cost $180 million to make and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Colin Farrell, and Zoe Kravitz.

Paramount’s sci-fi drama Arrival earned $5.6 million in fourth place for a total of $81.5 million after five weeks. The Denis Villeneuve-directed film, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, cost about $47 million to make.

Marvel Studios‚Äė¬†Doctor Strange¬†rounded out the top five with $4.6 million its sixth weekend to bring its total to $222.4 million. Internationally,¬†Doctor Strange has grossed $423.4 million for a worldwide total of $645.8 million.¬†Made for $165 million and directed by¬†Scott Derrickson,¬†Doctor Strange¬†stars¬†Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, Scott Adkins, Amy Landecker and Benedict Wong.

Robert Zemeckis’ Allied earned $4 million its third weekend for a total of $35.6 million. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, Allied was made for $85 million.

Also, director Damien Chazelle‚Äôs La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, earned a stunning $855,000 from just five theaters. That‚Äôs an average of $171,000 per location, the second-highest ever trailing only¬†The Grand Budapest Hotel‚Äės $202,000. It is also the highest per location average of 2016. La La Land will expand to 200 locations and 40 markets on December 16. The film will expand further on December 25.