At absolutely no surprise to Disney fans around the world, their newest animated feature Moana tore up the box office with $21.8 million on Friday and is on pace for over $80 million for the full holiday weekend — the numbers should be dropping at some point today.
As far as other numbers go, ComicBook.com has the deets (that’s lazy slang for “details”):
Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply brought in $600,000, and will likely total a bit over $2 million for the weekend. Brad Pitt’s Allied is also suffering a bit with a $4.9 box office take in on Friday and is looking to hit the $18 million mark for the weekend. Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa 2 only took in 2.3 million on Friday and is trying to hit around $10 million for the weekend. Also of note is Doctor Strange, which pulled in another $5.4 million.
Inside the Magic gave Moana a raving review, saying: “2016 feels like a year where we need genuine, strong role models for women in American culture, and yet we’ve gone through a few pretenders and disappointments so far. In that department, and innumerable others, “Moana” is the real deal.”
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(we will update this post when the new numbers drop…stay tuned!)