Moana holds on at the top of the US box office


by James White |
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With very little in the way of wide-release competition, Disney's Moana handily took the top spot at the American box office for a second weekend, sailing to $28.3 million, according to studio estimates.

This latest tidal wave of cash means the movie has passed the $100 million mark in the States, currently sitting on $119.8 million and with just a few openings elsewhere in the world, has earned more than $177.3 million globally. This weekend's earnings meant that Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them stayed put in second place with $18.5 million this weekend and $183.5 million as its own Stateside total.

Arrival actually managed to rise back up again, benefitting from a boost in screen count. It rose to third place with $7.3 million and has now crossed the $100 million mark itself worldwide. Allied stayed at fourth, adding $7 million, while Doctor Strange fell from third to fifth with $6.4 million.

Trolls remained where it was, squatting on sixth place and taking in $4.6 million, with Hacksaw Ridge adding screens and jumping from ninth back to seventh place on $3.4 million. Bad Santa 2 continued to underperform, despite its own small screen count boost, slipping one place to eighth and $3.2 million.

The one new arrival to crack the top 10 was horror thriller Incarnate, which made $2.6 million for a ninth place launch. Almost Christmas, meanwhile, didn't seem to get much of a nudge from the fact that it is in fact almost Christmas, slipping to 10th on $2.5 million.

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