Box Office: ‘Moana’ Wins Last Weekend Before ‘Rogue One’
It was an extremely close race at the weekend box office, as Disney’s Moana just barely held onto the top spot with $18.8 million to come in at No. 1 for its third consecutive weekend. Coupled with an overseas gross of $23.5 million for the week, Moana is now at a solid $238.8 million worldwide. However, this is almost assuredly the last weekend Moana will claim the No. 1 spot, as next weekend is the long-awaited released of Rogue One: A Star War Story, which is expected to open big.
But for now, Moana is enjoying a narrow victory over the weekend’s new wide release, Office Christmas Party, which earned $17.5 million. Overseas, the comedy grossed $16.3 million for a worldwide opening of $33.9 million. Granted, with a budget of $45 million, this movie is a bit more expensive than you’d probably expect it to be. But prospects are good for the film at least making its money back.
The No. 3 spot belonged to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which raked in $10.8 million to bring its North American total to $199.3 million, with the $200 million threshold expected to be passed sometime today. Worldwide, the Harry Potter spinoff has earned a whopping $680 million so far.
Golden Globe nominee Arrival comes in at No. 4 with $5.6 million, while Doctor Strange rounds out the Top 5 with $4.6 million, comfortably edging out awards contenders such as Nocturnal Animals and Manchester by the Sea.
But how did the rest of the Top 10 do at the box office? Check out the full list below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/12/2016
1. Moana ($18.8 million)
2. Office Christmas Party ($17.5 million)
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($10.8 million)
4. Arrival ($5.6 million)
5. Doctor Strange ($4.6 million)
6. Allied ($4 million)
7. Nocturnal Animals ($3.19 million)
8. Manchester by the Sea ($3.16 million)
9. Trolls ($3.1 million)
10. Hacksaw Ridge ($2.3 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the theaters this weekend, and what do you want to see at the movies in the weeks to come? Sound off in the comments!
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