With the Christmas holiday season close at hand, a lot of attention focused on the top performing films at cinema box offices in the United States last weekend. Disney’s animated film Moana maintained a strong lead for the third week in a row, followed by Office Christmas Party (still in its first week), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Arrival, Doctor Strange and Allied. The front runner, Moana, has generated $145 million in the United States and a total of $238.8 million counting overseas ticket sales. It picked up a Golden Globe nomination for best animated motion picture last week.
The science fiction film Arrival earned a Golden Globe award nomination for the best original musical score, plus a best female actress Golden Globe nomination for star Amy Adams. It has generated $81.4 million in the United States since its release.
Of the top six motion pictures at the box office, Doctor Strange has earned the highest cumulative domestic total, garnering an impressive $222.3 in the USA since its release date shortly before Thanksgiving. The film, based on a Marvel comic book character, continues to draw audiences. It recently became the seventh highest earning film out of 14 total major productions in Marvel Studio’s history.