Disney's animated film 'Moana' holds on to the the top spot at the box office, with Paramount's holiday film 'Office Christmas Party' debuting in second place. Diane Hodges reports.
The animated Disney film, Moana, remains the 'hero' of the North American box office. The movie about a teenaged girl trying to save her people collected nearly 19 million dollars this weekend to hold on to the number 1 spot for the third week in a row. Movie-goers apparently were ready. Paramount's "Office Christmas Party" took in 17.5 million dollars in its opening weekend. Jennifer Anniston and Jason Bateman lead an ensemble cast to second place at the box office. Even though SOME audiences went elsewhere, the Harry Potter prequel, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", still came in third at the box office. The Warner Brothers' film snagged nearly 11-million dollars in weekend sales. Rounding out the top five..... is "Arrival" at number four, with 5-point-6 million dollars. And the fantasy science fiction film, "Doctor Strange" at number 5. It took in 4-point-6 million dollars.