Moana still tops US box office; Jackie opens strong

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Disney’s latest animated hit Moana has continued its run at the top of the US box office despite a slow post-Thanksgiving through the chart. Directed by Jon Musker and Ron Clements and featuring the vocal talents of Dwayne Johnson and Auli’i Cravalho, the film took around $28.3million, down 50% from its opening the previous weekend. With its international total rising all the time, the film has now taken $177million worldwide. (via Box Office Mojo)

Just behind it is Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which brought in around $18.5million to bring its US total to $183.5million. With a strong international total rising to $424million, the film has passed the $600million mark at the worldwide box office and stands at No.10 in the year’s biggest worldwide releases.

Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival sits in third place with $7.3million and brings its domestic total to $73million while Brad Pitt-Marion Cotillard’s Allied brought in $7million this weekend and rises to $28.9mmillion domestically. Just behind is Marvel and Disney’s Doctor Strange which grossed $6.48million and now stands at $215.3million in the US and over $630million worldwide.

The week’s only new wide release was Aaron Eckhart-starrer Incarnate, which grossed an estimated $2.6million from 1,737 theatres, short of estimates which had it opening around the $4-5million mark.

Also released in five theatres across New York and Los Angeles, Natalie Portman’s Jackie opened to $275,000 for a $55,000 per theatre average, a solid start for the biopics directed by Pablo Larrain (Neruda). In addition, Manchester by the Sea expanded to 156 theatres and grossed around $2.6million for a $15,151 per theatre average to finish just outside the Top 10.

Next week’s new relases include comedy Office Christmas Party while Jessica Chastain’s Miss Sloane expands to 1,600. And there’s the long awaited release of Oscar hopeful La La Land finally arrive, albeit in just 5 cinemas.

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