Box office top 20: 'Moana' dethrones 'Fantastic Beasts'

Associated Press
This image released by Disney shows characters Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, right, and Moana, voiced by Auli'i Cravalho, in a scene from the animated film, "Moana." (Disney via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Moana," Disney's animated voyage to ancient Polynesia, sailed away with the Thanksgiving box office, debuting with $82.1 million over five days and $56.6 million over the weekend, according to final ticket sales figures Monday.

That was the second best Thanksgiving debut following Disney's 2013 hit "Frozen." ''Moana" pushed Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to second. The J.K. Rowling-scripted fantasy grossed $45.1 million in North America in its second week of release.

The Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard World War II romance thriller "Allied" stumbled. The $85 million film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, opened with a mediocre $17.7 million over the five-day holiday.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Moana," Disney, $56,631,401, 3,875 locations, $14,615 average, $82,080,274, 1 week.

2. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Warner Bros., $45,084,763, 4,144 locations, $10,880 average, $156,012,316, 2 weeks.

3. "Doctor Strange," Disney, $13,737,945, 3,008 locations, $4,567 average, $205,778,872, 4 weeks.

4. "Allied," Paramount, $12,701,743, 3,160 locations, $4,020 average, $17,726,047, 1 week.

5. "Arrival," Paramount, $11,454,422, 2,442 locations, $4,691 average, $62,561,985, 3 weeks.

6. "Trolls," 20th Century Fox, $10,642,141, 3,322 locations, $3,204 average, $135,400,583, 4 weeks.

7. "Bad Santa 2," Broad Green Pictures, $6,176,680, 2,920 locations, $2,115 average, $9,101,213, 1 week.

8. "Almost Christmas," Universal, $5,694,620, 1,769 locations, $3,219 average, $34,693,880, 3 weeks.

9. "Hacksaw Ridge," Lionsgate, $5,519,615, 2,332 locations, $2,367 average, $52,234,465, 4 weeks.

10. "The Edge of Seventeen," STX Entertainment, $2,965,421, 1,945 locations, $1,525 average, $10,272,453, 2 weeks.

11. "Loving," Focus Features, $1,695,328, 421 locations, $4,027 average, $4,072,055, 4 weeks.

12. "Rules Don't Apply," 20th Century Fox, $1,589,625, 2,382 locations, $667 average, $2,176,694, 1 week.

13. "Manchester by the Sea," Roadside Attractions, $1,225,990, 48 locations, $25,541 average, $1,627,629, 2 weeks.

14. "Moonlight," A24, $1,219,214, 618 locations, $1,973 average, $8,544,109, 6 weeks.

15. "The Accountant," Warner Bros., $1,042,519, 556 locations, $1,875 average, $83,208,893, 7 weeks.

16. "Dear Zindagi," Reliance Big Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $977,928, 154 locations, $6,350 average, $1,397,133, 1 week.

17. "Bleed for This," Open Road, $920,559, 1,549 locations, $594 average, $4,224,263, 2 weeks.

18. "Nocturnal Animals," Focus Features, $836,238, 127 locations, $6,585 average, $1,689,808, 2 weeks.

19. "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," Paramount, $361,555, 345 locations, $1,048 average, $57,418,255, 6 weeks.

20. "Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween," Lionsgate, $325,676, 339 locations, $961 average, $72,820,708, 6 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC