It’s another sleepy box-office weekend for moviegoers, with the top-five staying relatively unchanged from the week before. With only one major-release hitting theaters, the box-office schedule gives would-be movie patrons a chance to catch-up on all of the recent blockbusters that have reached their local cinema. Depending on where you live, you might get a chance to catch an early preview of “Jackie,” a film that is proving to be quite a hit for Natalie Portman.
Disney’ “Moana” remained at number-one this week, bringing in $28.37M over the weekend, the film remained in 3,875 locations. The animated-hit has now grossed over $119.88M domestically, and has been in theaters for two-weeks nowe. “Moana” was directed by Ron Clements and Don Hall, working off a screenplay written by Jared Bush, and a story written by Ron Clements. The film features the voice-talents of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House.
Remaining at number-two for another week is the Warner Bros. Pictures’ magical-adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” which earned an additional $18.54M over the weekend. Now in it’s third-week in theaters, the Harry Potter spinoff has now grossed over $183.50M domestically. “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” was directed by David Yates, working off the now best-selling screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol. The screenplay itself has been climbing up the sales-charts on sites like Amazon.com all month, and now sits at number two.
Paramount’s “Arrival” continues to be a hit for the studio, the film recently reached the $100M mark internationally, and landed at number-three on the box-office charts this week with $7.30M across 2,915 locations. “Arrival” was directed by Denis Villeneuve, working off a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer. The film is based on the story written by Ted Chiang called “Story of Your Life“. The film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker.
Paramount also grabbed the fourth-place spot this weekend with “Allied,” which earned $7.05M across 3,160 locations. The drama has now grossed over $28.92M in two-weeks. “Allied” was directed by Robert Zemeckis, working off a script written by Steven Knight. The film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard and Jared Harris.
Disney’s “Doctor Strange” managed to remain in the top-five this week as well, grossing $6.48M across 2,935 locations. The film, which is now in its fifth-week in theaters, has grossed over $215.30M domestically. “Marvel’s Doctor Strange” was directed by Scott Derrickson, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams.
Despite being one of the only new films to hit theaters this weekend, “Incarnate” failed to make an impact on the box-office charts. The supernatural-thriller only grossed $2.65M over its debut weekend, even after opening across 1,737 locations. “Incarnate” was directed by Brad Peyton, working off a script written by Ronnie Christensen. The film stars Carice van Houten, Aaron Eckhart and David Mazouz.
At the limited box-office “Jackie” proved to be an amazing hit with moviegoers. The film, from Fox Searchlight, grossed $275K across just five theaters this weekend. “Jackie” was directed by Pablo Larraín, working off a script written by Noah Oppenheim. The film stars Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and Greta Gerwig.
Next week will be much more entertaining, with the adult-comedy “Office Christmas Party,” the musical “La La Land” and the drama “Miss Sloane” all hitting the domestic box-office together.