Moana, Fantastic Beasts help push domestic box office to $10 billion in record time
The domestic box office crossed the $10 billion Friday, the fastest it has ever hit the milestone — all thanks in large part to the fantasy and animation genres. The 2016 record beats the previous one set in 2013, which reached the high mark on Dec. 7.
The National Association of Theatre Owners reported the landmark total upon the Thanksgiving weekend release of Disney’s latest animated film Moana, which earned an estimated $47 million domestically over its first three days of release this week. The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, earned $74 million in its opening weekend, adding another $56 million this week.