Moana‘s $28.4 million over its second weekend lifts the film’s domestic box office total to just under $120 million. The film, which is being compared to another Disney Thanksgiving release, Frozen, is currently outpacing the latter at the box office. Of course, Frozen turned out to have extremely long legs in theaters, grossing over $400 million domestically and $1 billion worldwide before all was said and done. It seems unlikely that Moana will do quite as much business.
Thanks to the additional $18.5 million from its third weekend, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has now grossed $183 million domestically and seems to be justifying the ambitious five-film series Warner Bros. and writer J.K. Rowling have planned. Two other films that held strong this weekend were the critically acclaimed science fiction film, Arrival, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Arrival dropped just 36% in its fourth weekend to $7.3 million, lifting the Amy Adams-starring film to just over $73 million at the domestic box office, surpassing $100 million worldwide. In its fifth weekend of release, Doctor Strange eased just 52% to $6.5 million, good for fifth place. The Marvel hit has now grossed over $215 million domestically, good for ninth place out of all films in the MCU, even surpassing Iron Man as the highest grossing solo hero debut globally.
Next weekend will likely be a relatively tame one at the box office, as moviegoers save up for the biggest release of December, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters in less than two weeks.