Movie News

‘Moana’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ rule box office again

‘Moana’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ rule box office again

'Moana' and 'Fantastic Beasts' rule box office again 2016 images

It’s not so surprising that this past weekend was a bit sleepy after everyone was recovering from the previous holiday, but “Moana” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” topped the box office charts for a second week.

Audiences came back for a second helping of “Moana” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with “Moana” bringing in $28.4 million and “Fantastic Beasts” earning $18.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Disney’s animated “Moana,” in only its second weekend in theaters and second weekend at No. 1, has grossed $119.9 million, while Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts” has earned $183.5 million in three weeks.

Paramount’s sci-fi mindbender “Arrival” took third with $7.3 million, while the company’s World War II spy thriller “Allied” placed fourth with $7.1 million. Disney and Marvel‘s “Doctor Strange” rounded out the top five with $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $215.3 million.

The weekend’s only new opener, the micro-budget horror film “Incarnate,” fell short of modest expectations and took in only $2.6 million. The film, which stars Carice van Houten and Aaron Eckhart, was expected to earn in the $4 million range.

“We are disappointed that we fell short of our goal and repeating the success of our previous releases,” BH Tilt executive John Hegeman said. “The low-cost nature of the BH Tilt films and release model enables us to experiment and take risks, and we look forward to seeing what we can learn from this weekend for our future BH Tilt slate releases in 2017.”

In limited release, the Jacqueline Kennedy biopic “Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman in one of the year’s buzziest performances, earned $275,000 from five theaters. Another awards contender, “Manchester by the Sea” expanded to 156 theaters and brought in $2.4 million.

Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for box office tracker comScore, said that this post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually pretty slow.

“The Thanksgiving holiday is a long, extended binge of eating food and watching lots of movies, and then this weekend is the diet. It is somewhat typical,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s like we’re taking a quick breather before the homestretch.”

The weekend overall is expected to be down about 3 percent from last year, which saw the Christmas-themed horror film “Krampus” rake in $16.3 million. But the box office for the year remains up around 4 percent.

The question now is whether or not the 2016 box office will surpass last year’s record $11.135 billion. While there are still some big films on the horizon, including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the animated “Sing,” it remains to be seen whether or not they will compete with the late-game 2015 juggernaut of “The Force Awakens,” which earned $652 million in the last 14 days of the year.

“It’s going to be a tight race,” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

moana fantastic beasts and incarnate hit box office top 10 charts

1.”Moana,” $28.4 million ($32 million international).

2.”Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” $18.5 million ($60.4 million international).

3.”Arrival,” $7.3 million ($4.8 million international0

4.”Allied,” $7.1 million ($12.1 million international).

5.”Doctor Strange,” $6.5 million ($3.7 million international).

6.”Trolls,” $4.6 million ($7.1 million international).

7.”Hacksaw Ridge,” $3.4 million ($1.8 million international).

8.”Bad Santa 2,” $3.3 million ($1 million international).

9.”Incarnate,” $2.6 million ($370,000 international).

10.”Almost Christmas,” $2.5 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

  1. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” $60.4 million.
  2. “Your Name,” $40.9 million.
  3. “Moana,” $32 million.
  4. “Underworld: Blood Wars,” $16.3 million.
  5. “Allied,” $12.1 million.
  6. “Sully,” $11.2 million.
  7. “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” $10.5 million.
  8. “Sword Master,” $7.3 million.
  9. “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” $5.9 million.
  10. “Arrival,” $4.8 million.

Click to add a comment
Movie News
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in Movie News

2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 2 'Discovery,' 'Landline' and 'The Big Sick' images

2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 2: ‘Discovery,’ ‘Landline’ and ‘The Big Sick’

MTTG StaffJanuary 21, 2017
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 1 'Inconvenient Sequel' and 'Whose Street' images

2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 1 ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ and ‘Whose Streets?’

MTTG StaffJanuary 20, 2017
A Look Ahead To Spring Blockbusters 2017 images

A Look Ahead To Spring Blockbusters

MTTG StaffJanuary 20, 2017
netflix and amazon looming over oscar season 2017 images

Netflix and Amazon looming over Oscar season

George CandoJanuary 19, 2017
al gores back with an inconvenient sequel opens sundance film festival 2017 images

Al Gore’s back with ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ to open Sundance Film Festival

George CandoJanuary 19, 2017
will netflix dvd service go way of blockbuster 2017 images

Will Netflix DVD service go way of Blockbuster?

Jeffrey LangJanuary 19, 2017
2017 sundance film festival directors reuniting with actors images

2017 Sundance Film Festival directors reuniting with actors

George CandoJanuary 18, 2017
Marvel Updates Cloak and Dagger, Agents of SHIELD, Punisher and Infinity War 2017 images

Marvel Updates: ‘Cloak and Dagger,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Punisher’ and ‘Infinity War’

Marius MaronillaJanuary 16, 2017
ava duvernay talks 13th race and donald trump 2017 images

Ava DuVernay talks ’13th,’ Race and Donald Trump

Shanka CherylJanuary 16, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription