Battle at the Box Office 12/12

Moana stayed on top for third week in a row, adding another $18.5 million and bringing it’s domestic total up to over $144 million.  Worldwide, it’s made over $240 million.

Office Christmas Party opened in second with $16.9 million, $5 million better than Sisters’ opening last year at the same time and well above Bad Santa 2’s opening from a few weeks ago.  It’s also better than the opening of Horrible Bosses 2 but nowhere near Horrible Bosses 1.

Fantastic Beasts dropped to third with $10.4 million, putting it over $198 million for it’s four weeks out and it’s made over $682 million worldwide.

Arrival and Doctor Strange rounded out the top 5 with $5.5 million and $4.5 million.

Nocturnal Animals expanded wide and came in seventh place with $3.2 million while Manchester by the Sea, in a fourth the number of theaters, was right behind with $3.1 million.

In it’s first weekend, La La Land made $881,000 in only five theaters, giving it the highest per theater average of the year and the 10th highest opening per theater average of all time.  It opens wide this weekend opposite Rogue One but it’s gotten critical acclaim and counter programming to possibly stay competitive.

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