‘Moana’ Tops Your Thanksgiving Box Office


Over the Thanksgiving weekend, as Dwayne Johnson consumed the entire turkey he chokes down daily regardless of holiday, the actor’s latest film was doing big business at the box office.

As reported by Box Office Mojo, Disney’s Moana was the holiday weekend’s number one film, taking in $81.1 million over the five day break. That’s the second largest Thanksgiving opening ever, just behind Disney’s Frozen and ahead of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 2. So the studio continues its monopoly on things generally anodyne enough to watch with visiting family.

Also in new release, Robert Zemeckis’s Allied opened in fourth, the off-the-mark Bad Santa sequel debuted in eighth, and Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes movie, Rules Don’t Apply, kicked off with the lowest wide-release opening of the year. Despite opening in almost 2,400 theaters, that took the twelfth spot, making less than $2.2 million since Wednesday. That’ll teach you to disregard our rules, Beatty.

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