If you joined us for Friday’s box office report, then the weekend’s top ten should look pretty familiar to you. Disney’s Moana easily outpaced the competition for a top spot for the film’s second weekend in a row, surpassing the #2 finisher Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by nearly $10 million. The closest battle of the box office this weekend was actually between A-list movies Arrival and Allied, which have swapped spots since Friday. The original sci-fi picture from Denis Villeneuve beat out Robert Zemeckis‘ World War II-era thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard by a scant quarter-million dollars.
Closing out the top five spots was Marvel’s Doctor Strange, bringing the studio’s latest superhero film to a domestic total of over $215 million and nearly $635 million globally. That puts its domestic tally ahead of that of both Thor films, the first Captain America movie, Ant-Man, and The Incredible Hulk. Worldwide, the Scott Derrickson-directed film has Thor: The Dark World‘s box office in its sights and has already passed Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and the aforementioned Marvel films. Not too shabby.
Speaking of “not too shabby”, Disney is having a record-setting year at the box office … and their year is far from over. The studio’s domestic box office take is nearly $2.5 billion through today, representing a new industry record. On the international front, they have well north of $4 billion, marking the first time Disney has crossed that threshold internationally and just the second time for any studio to do the same. Global year-to-date box office is $6.57 billion heading into the highly anticipated day-and-date debut of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th.
Check out the full Top 10 numbers for the weekend box office (Box Office Mojo):
|2.||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||$18,545,000||$183.5|
|8.||Bad Santa 2||$3,288,699||$14.3|