Families are once again driving the weekend box office traffic, with Disney’s Moana securing the top spot for the third weekend in a row. The animated comedy featuring the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, and Jemaine Clement has pulled in $145 million domestically while sitting at a 96% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. The R-rated Office Christmas Party performed slightly better than anticipated, grossing $17.5 million over its first weekend. Critics seem to be split on the ensemble comedy starring T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, and Courtney B. Vance, while ticket buyers awarded the film a ‘B’ according to CinemaScore.
The December 9-11, 2016 weekend will be Moana‘s final weekend in first place as it will be handing over the top spot to another Disney release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens on December 16th.
Box Office Top 10: December 9-11, 2016
- Moana – $18,842,000
- Office Christmas Party – $17,500,000
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – $10,785,000
- Arrival – $5,600,000
- Doctor Strange – $4,631,000
- Allied – $4,000,000
- Nocturnal Animals – $3,193,685
- Manchester by the Sea – $3,155,330
- Trolls – $3,110,000
- Hacksaw Ridge – $2,300,000