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Though it than fellow Disney animation title , which also landed the day before Thanksgiving, Moana’s holiday gross falls around $13 million short of the Kristen Bell/Idina Menzel juggernaut’s $93.3 million take over the same frame in 2013. The film attracted a 55 percent female audience base to its 3,875 theaters and earned a stellar A grade on CinemaScore. Disney now occupies the top six slots among five-day Thanksgiving debuts and the top eight for the three-day post-Thanksgiving weekend.
Overseas, Moana earns $16.3 million from a handful of territories, including China, where it grossed $12.3 million for the weekend. Its global cumulative stands at an estimated $97.4 million.
Finishing in second place is the Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which adds an estimated $45.1 million to its domestic total ($65.8 million for the five-day stretch). Its worldwide total now stands at $473.7 million.
At No. 3, Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange ropes in an additional $13.4 million, bringing its global total to an estimated $616 million — the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to cross the $600 million mark.
The Brad Pitt/Marion Cotillard vehicle Allied finishes its first weekend in wide release at No. 4, amassing a so-so $13 million for the three-day weekend, and an estimated $18 million for the five-day, attracting almost an even split between genders (51 percent male, 49 percent female) and scoring a B from polled audiences on CinemaScore. The $85 million picture also opened in 23 international markets (34 percent…