Weekend Box Office

Box Office: Moana & Beasts Repeat as Top 2

by | December 4, 2016 | Comments


The annual post-turkey blues kicked in with the box office being sliced in half from last weekend, but the top two films remained strong making the box office even with last year and substantially ahead of 2014.

Disney’s latest blockbuster Moana fell just under 50% this weekend, a great hold considering the last two years the top film (both in the Hunger Games franchise) fell over 60%. Adding an estimated $28.4M to its treasure chest, the tale of Maui and pals has taken in $120M so far, with a lot more left in the tank. Overseas the film has taken in $57.5M for a worldwide total of $177.5M to date.

In second place was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which took in an estimated $18.5M, a steep drop of 59% from last weekend – the worst drop in the top 10 – and yet not too bad considering its the weekend after Thanksgiving. Its total now stands at $183.5M. Internationally the tale of Newt and his beasts has taken in $424M bringing its worldwide total to just over $600M.

Paramount, which has had a pretty dismal year all things considered, had the next couple of films with Arrival and Allied separated by a slim margin. The sci-fi thriller Arrival had the best hold in the top 10 falling only 36% to an estimated $7.3M bringing its total up to $73M. The $100M club is well within range, especially if there are significant Oscar nomination in its future. Brad Pitt’s WWII thriller Allied took in an estimated $7M bringing its total to $29M after two weeks. It could end its run in the $50M range.

Marvel’s Doctor Strange kept right on trucking taking in an estimated $6.5M this weekend, bringing its cume up to $215M, which places it solidly in ninth place in the MCU pecking order, where it will likely stay. The animated Trolls brought in another $4.6M, according to estimates, taking its total up to $141M after five weeks.

Mel Gibson’s return to the directing chair, Hacksaw Ridge, continued its impressive run falling only 38% from last weekend to an estimated $3.4M, bringing its total up to $57M. Billy Bob Thornton’s return to his Santa suit isn’t living up to audience expectations as Bad Santa 2 fell 47% in its second weekend to $3.2M, according to estimates, bringing its total up to only $14.3M. It likely won’t even hit $20M when all is said and done. The original film was at $27M after its second weekend, and that was in 2003.

In ninth place was the one wide new release this weekend, the horror film Incarnate. Unfortunately moviegoers rejected the film as it took in only $2.65M, according to estimates. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 21% and a C- from CinemaScore, this one will be in the theatrical dustbin soon enough. Rounding out the top 10 was the holiday dramedy Almost Christmas which made an estimated $2.5M bringing it total up to $38M.

Just outside of the top 10 was awards hopeful Manchester by the Sea which took in an estimated $2.6M for a per screen average of $15,151. Its cume now stands at $4.4M after three weeks. Another Oscar hopeful opened on five screens this weekend as Natalie Portman’s Jackie took in an estimated $275,000 for a $55,000 per screen average.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $84.2M which was down 3% from last year when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stayed at number one with $18.8M; and up 23.6% from 2014 when Mockingjay Part 1 remained in the top spot with $22M.

Tag Cloud

WarnerMedia cars cinemax Polls and Games See It Skip It Lifetime Christmas movies documentary satire free movies blaxploitation Adult Swim crossover talk show true crime Countdown war book screenings singing competition Masterpiece Chernobyl aliens composers toy story Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Holiday Winter TV franchise Music Apple TV+ travel Fox News game show BBC America die hard Nat Geo Christmas CBS Song of Ice and Fire video Acorn TV ratings Pet Sematary MTV HBO laika Family game of thrones ghosts Horror Turner Classic Movies Shondaland Anna Paquin science fiction Emmys parents Animation Winners Bravo Rom-Com BAFTA TruTV cops Rock BBC One 2016 Baby Yoda a nightmare on elm street First Look children's TV Hulu Apple boxoffice ESPN E! tv talk renewed TV shows Reality Competition revenge asian-american Ghostbusters comics Podcast Infographic Set visit concert psychological thriller political drama YouTube Sony Pictures Superheroes Sundance jamie lee curtis Mary poppins El Rey harry potter period drama werewolf A24 Musicals supernatural President Teen cancelled television dceu cartoon fast and furious HBO Go Marvel stoner Television Critics Association USA Trailer dc crime drama Fantasy 2017 Western Mary Poppins Returns Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 20th Century Fox Pop TV YouTube Red mockumentary Captain marvel Comedy Central Trophy Talk Comics on TV Writers Guild of America Showtime golden globes Superheroe MSNBC historical drama Photos Country critics cancelled TV shows adaptation blockbuster biography GIFs casting Comedy mutant anthology natural history comedies south america The Purge Netflix Christmas movies TLC SXSW sports Election Pop PBS unscripted directors Ovation CBS All Access Grammys Starz slashers Red Carpet Ellie Kemper theme song Rocketman Classic Film discovery based on movie Film Festival Hallmark Christmas movies Brie Larson scary movies TCA Walt Disney Pictures Star Trek APB comiccon dogs Mary Tyler Moore medical drama Disney Reality zero dark thirty Drama ITV Quiz documentaries Oscars Marvel Studios doctor who Awards Tour Turner social media christmas movies Extras stop motion dramedy Disney+ Disney Plus zombies FXX 45 award winner Food Network rotten movies we love CW Seed romantic comedy Film 71st Emmy Awards Dark Horse Comics Mindy Kaling canceled Heroines joker what to watch Holidays chucky FX films reviews cancelled TV series Freeform Black History Month miniseries richard e. Grant The Witch cooking The Walking Dead adventure elevated horror 4/20 X-Men TCA 2017 Sundance TV PaleyFest Tarantino Valentine's Day sequels E3 2015 NYCC NBC Character Guide BBC TCM TIFF Paramount Logo DC streaming service series Opinion Amazon Prime Video television BET technology IFC Films Black Mirror all-time CMT Britbox IFC Musical Watching Series zombie batman mission: impossible binge ABC Family news independent obituary dark History 72 Emmy Awards worst TV Arrowverse BET Awards Amazon Tumblr National Geographic 2018 Universal A&E psycho Box Office Amazon Studios TCA Awards OneApp sitcom foreign The CW CNN Hear Us Out Awards criterion Pride Month GoT Sci-Fi Super Bowl hollywood Apple TV Plus canceled TV shows Interview vampires Peacock Trivia 007 Syfy TBS cancelled Summer SundanceTV Warner Bros. Cosplay Sneak Peek RT History strong female leads Toys Schedule FX on Hulu Netflix Comic Book Disney Plus Kids & Family Mystery YA Martial Arts screen actors guild Sundance Now Spectrum Originals Binge Guide universal monsters witnail thriller Spring TV Academy Awards TV Land Funimation classics nature Disney Channel teaser versus police drama halloween crime thriller Year in Review Discovery Channel Calendar Cartoon Network politics YouTube Premium video on demand SDCC Action New York Comic Con latino quibi child's play Tomatazos LGBT Esquire TCA Winter 2020 HBO Max sequel Amazon Prime transformers sag awards breaking bad DC Universe San Diego Comic-Con name the review OWN Thanksgiving WGN GLAAD Avengers Tubi twilight Nominations space ABC festivals The Arrangement cats Lucasfilm Lifetime spanish language Best and Worst Disney streaming service green book romance facebook USA Network Lionsgate 2019 hispanic Nickelodeon Premiere Dates movies American Society of Cinematographers Shudder anime Crackle disaster docudrama Rocky Endgame spain reboot RT21 Marathons kids Spike dragons spider-man Cannes finale best Television Academy 2020 animated TV renewals cults Columbia Pictures TNT Hallmark robots Travel Channel VICE Biopics nbcuniversal Women's History Month emmy awards Pixar DC Comics superhero FOX 24 frames Crunchyroll Paramount Network comic VH1 Fall TV Epix justice league rotten hist streaming Pirates Certified Fresh MCU crime Marvel Television Video Games indie serial killer stand-up comedy VOD Mudbound Elton John DGA Creative Arts Emmys Emmy Nominations Star Wars movie indiana jones diversity Vudu AMC DirecTV Stephen King PlayStation 21st Century Fox LGBTQ spy thriller spinoff First Reviews