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Moana (2016)

Moana
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $130,313,593Details
International Box Office $57,312,039Details
Worldwide Box Office $187,625,632
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium — and no one knows exactly why. An adventurous teenager is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$150,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 23rd, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: November 25th, 2016 (Wide), released as Смелата Ваяна (Bulgaria)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (China)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Colombia)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide), released as Odvážná Vaiana: Legenda o konci světa (Czech Republic)
November 25th, 2016 (Wide) (Indonesia)
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MPAA Rating: PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements.
(Rating bulletin 2442 (Cert #50666), 9/14/2016)
Running Time: 113 minutes
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Keywords: Pacific Islanders, Gods and Goddesses, On a Boat
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 175 $28,270,989 Dec 2, 2016 12
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 57 $28,270,989 Dec 2, 2016 12
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 122 $12,960,057 Dec 3, 2016 11
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 184 $111,020,030 Dec 2, 2016 11
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 256 $13,507,512 Nov 27, 2016 5
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 27 $56,631,401 Nov 25, 2016 5
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 145 $56,631,401 Nov 25, 2016 5
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 173 $56,631,401 Nov 25, 2016 5
Widest Opening Weekend 124 3,875 Nov 25, 2016 5
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 177 $21,330,881 Nov 26, 2016 4
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 191 $68,572,762 Nov 25, 2016 4
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 140 $21,793,008 Nov 25, 2016 3
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 62 $21,793,008 Nov 25, 2016 3
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 437 $21,793,008 Nov 25, 2016 3
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 81 $9,929,639 Nov 24, 2016 2
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 32 $15,519,234 Nov 23, 2016 1

Cast

   Moana
   Maui
Temuera Morrison    Chief Tui
Rachel House    Gramma Tala
Nicole Scherzinger    Sina
Jemaine Clement    Tamatoa

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Director   
Co-Director    Chris Williams
Co-Director    Don Hall
Screenwriter    Jared Bush
Story by    Ron Clements
Story by    John Musker
Story by    Chris Williams
Story by    Don Hall
Story by    Pamela Ribon
Story by    Aaron Kandell
Story by    Jordan Kandell
Producer    Osnat Shurer
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Composer    Mark Mancina
Song Writer    Lin-Manuel Miranda
Song Writer    Mark Mancina
Song Writer    Opetaia Tavita Foa’i
Editor    Jeff Draheim
Director of Photography    Rob Dressel
Director of Photography    Adolph Lusinsky

Friday Estimates: Office Party Gets off to a Wild Start with $6.6 million

December 10th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

As expected, Office Christmas Party earned first place on Friday with $6.6 million. Its reviews have settled at 44% positive, which is lower than you would like, but fine for this type of release. Likewise, it earned a B from CinemaScore. Neither figure will help its legs, but neither will really hurt them either. By comparison, The Night Before earned $3.56 million during its opening day on its way to a $9.88 million opening weekend. If Office Christmas Party has the same internal multiplier, then it will earn $18.3 million this weekend. However, The Night Before earned 66% positive reviews and an A- from CinemaScore. Office Christmas Party’s weaker performances with critics and audiences will likely result in a lower legs and an opening weekend of just over $17 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office get an Early Christmas Gift?

December 8th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

There is only one wide release this week, Office Christmas Party. There are also two films expanding semi-wide, Miss Sloane and Nocturnal Animals. I doubt both of them will make the top ten, but I would be equally surprised if neither did. At the beginning of the month, I assumed Office Christmas Party would win this weekend, but it is looking like Moana has a shot at the threepeat. It could be a really close race with the two films changing positions on the daily chart. Meanwhile, this weekend last year, In the Heart of the Sea bombed earning just $11.05 million on a $100 million budget. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 earned first place with $11.41 million. Both Office Christmas Party and Moana will top that with ease. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might also beat that. On the other hand, last year there were four films that earned more than $10 million, while this year there will be no more than 3. I still think 2016 will win, but it could be close. More...

International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have Double Milestone Weekend With $60.4 million

December 8th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained locked in first place with $60.4 million in 67 markets for totals of $424.4 million internationally and $607.5 million worldwide. It reached both $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide, which is twice the reason to celebration. On the down side, the film has run out of major markets to open in, so it will quickly drop down the chart from now on. On the positive side, the film is already in the top ten on the 2016 Worldwide chart and will climb a little bit more before it is done. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moana Sails to Victory with $28.27 million

December 6th, 2016

Moana

As expected, Moana dominated the weekend box office chart with a $10 million lead over its nearest competitor earning $28.27 million. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also did well with $18.12 million. Unfortunately, those were the only two films to earn more than $10 million over the weekend and this left the overall box office down a massive 48% from last weekend to just $95 million. Worse still, this is 2.8% lower than the same weekend last year. I’m actually surprised it’s that close, because there were four films that earned more than $10 million last year, including the biggest new release, Krampus. 2016 was able to crack $10 billion before the weekend and has a very substantial lead at $10.12 billion to $9.66 billion for 2015. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Stands Tall as Awards Season Hots Up

December 4th, 2016

Moana

The top of the box office chart remains a tale of two movies this weekend, with Moana maintaining an impressive lead over Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but both movies doing very nicely heading into the Christmas season. Moana tops the chart again this weekend with $28.4 million, for a total of $119.9 million at the end of the weekend. By way of comparison, Frozen had earned $134.3 million at this point in its run, but fell a slightly larger 53% from Thanksgiving, compared to Moana’s 50% decline. The next few weeks should be very lucrative for the animated adventure, which is likely to sail past $300 million at the domestic box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Incarnate have a Substantial Opening?

December 1st, 2016

Incarnate

December usually starts on a really soft note, because the weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a terrible weekend. This time around, the wide release of the week is Incarnate, which is opening in 1,737 theaters and is expected to struggle to reach the top ten. That leaves Moana with an easy route to first place. This weekend last year, Krampus opened in second place with $16.29 million. Incarnate will only earn a fraction of that. On the other hand, the number one film was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, which earned $18.86 million during the weekend and Moana should easily beat that. I don’t think 2016 will come out ahead, but it also shouldn’t be a disaster either.

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International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have another Century Weekend with $132.0 million

November 30th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained in first place with $132.0 million in 67 markets for totals of $317.5 million internationally and $473.5 million worldwide. Its biggest debut came from China where it opened with $41.70 million, which is a little behind Doctor Strange’s opening earlier this month. On the other hand, the film is already $10 million ahead of what will be Doctor Strange’s lifetime total in the U.K. with $11.07 million in 666 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $37.52 million. More...

Contest: Say Thanks: Winning Announcement

November 29th, 2016

Moana

The winners of our Say Thanks contest contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Moana opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Lion Starts like a Lion with an Average of $30,840

November 29th, 2016

Lion

Lion led the way on the theater average chart this week with an average of $30,840 in four theaters. Its reviews are great and it could become a sleeper hit throughout the Christmas holidays. Up next was Manchester by the Sea with an average of $25,541 in 48 theaters. It still has plenty of room to expand and its Awards Season buzz is growing. Miss Sloane opened with an average of $19,932 in three theaters. This is good, but not good enough to think it will expand truly wide. The overall number one film, Moana, was next with an average of $14,615. The final film in the $10,000 club was Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with an average of $10,880. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2016

Moana

As expected, Moana earned first place over the Thanksgiving weekend and became the biggest true opener in the holiday’s history. (Technically Frozen opened in limited release the week before and as we learned from Futurama, technically correct is the best kind of correct.) The film was a little more front-loaded than expected and nearly matched our predictions. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them held on better than predicted and that one-two punch helped the overall box office grow 17% from last weekend to $184 million, over the three-day portion of the weekend. This is nearly identical to the same weekend last year; in fact, it was up by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.99 billion. 2016 will soon become the eighth year in a row to reach the $10 billion milestone. This is 5.0% / $470 million above last year’s pace. I’ve been saying for a while that we needed to enter December with a $300 million advantage over 2015 in order to come out ahead at the end of the year, so this is great news. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Sails to Thanksgiving Win

November 27th, 2016

Moana

Disney’s domination of Thanksgiving weekend will continue in 2016, with Moana expected to post $55.5 million for the three-day weekend and $81.1 million in total, making it either the second-best or best Thanksgiving opener of all time, depending on what you consider an “opener.” Disney is claiming second place for Moana behind Frozen, which had a $67.4 million 3-day weekend, and $93.6 million 5-day weekend back in 2013. That film had already opened in a single theater the weekend before, so if we want to split hairs, it technically wasn’t opening that weekend. Either way you look at it, it’s a great start for Moana, and another handsome win for Disney. The studio can now claim the top six 5-day Thanksgiving debuts and and the top eight 3-day Thanksgiving openings of all time. More...

Contest: Fantastic Prizes: Winning Announcement

November 24th, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

The winners of our Fantastic Prizes contest contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Predictions: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23rd, 2016

Moana

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most lucrative weekends of the year and this time around we could have a relatively close battle between a new release, Moana, and last week’s number one film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. At least that’s what analysts thought, before we saw the preview numbers. None of the rest of the new wide releases are expected to do much. Allied could become a midlevel hit, but I would be surprised if its budget was only midlevel. Bad Santa 2 is on its way to becoming another comedy sequel that bombs. If Rules Don’t Apply’s previews are any indication, it will become one of the worst box office performers of the year. This weekend last year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 beat The Good Dinosaur rather easily. However, Fantastic Beasts started slower than Moana, so I think we will have a new winner this week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Contest: Say Thanks

November 17th, 2016

Moana

There are four films opening next week, but only one of them, Moana, is going to be a major factor at the box office. Allied looks like it will be a midlevel hit, but it likely cost a serious amount of money to make, so a midlevel hit won’t be enough. Finally, there are limited releases coming out that will top Bad Santa 2 or Rules Don’t Apply. Because the new releases are so lop-sided, Moana is the only serious choice for the target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Moana.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting or either a full-season TV on DVD release, two movies, or three single-discs kids movies, winners’ choice, from our collection or previously reviewed titles. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Remember, while Moana opens on Wednesday, we only care about the Friday through Sunday three-day weekend.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Moana Trailer

September 15th, 2016

Disney animated adventure opens November 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/25 1 $56,631,401   3,875 $14,615   $82,080,274 5
2016/12/02 1 $28,270,989 -50% 3,875 $7,296   $119,786,319 12

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/23 1 $15,519,234   3,875 $4,005   $15,519,234 1
2016/11/24 1 $9,929,639 -36% 3,875 $2,562   $25,448,873 2
2016/11/25 1 $21,793,008 +119% 3,875 $5,624   $47,241,881 3
2016/11/26 1 $21,330,881 -2% 3,875 $5,505   $68,572,762 4
2016/11/27 1 $13,507,512 -37% 3,875 $3,486   $82,080,274 5
2016/11/28 1 $2,331,622 -83% 3,875 $602   $84,411,896 6
2016/11/29 1 $3,181,287 +36% 3,875 $821   $87,593,183 7
2016/11/30 1 $1,990,227 -37% 3,875 $514   $89,583,410 8
2016/12/01 1 $1,931,920 -3% 3,875 $499   $91,515,330 9
2016/12/02 1 $6,544,643 +239% 3,875 $1,689   $98,059,973 10
2016/12/03 1 $12,960,057 +98% 3,875 $3,345   $111,020,030 11
2016/12/04 1 $8,766,289 -32% 3,875 $2,262   $119,786,319 12
2016/12/05 1 $1,419,381 -84% 3,875 $366   $121,205,700 13
2016/12/06 1 $2,176,133 +53% 3,875 $562   $123,381,833 14
2016/12/07 1 $1,390,221 -36% 3,875 $359   $124,772,054 15
2016/12/08 1 $1,394,539 n/c 3,875 $360   $126,166,593 16
2016/12/09 2 $4,147,000 +197% 3,875 $1,070   $130,313,593 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 4 $25,448,873   3,875 $6,567   $25,448,873 2
2016/11/25 1 $66,066,457 +160% 3,875 $17,049   $91,515,330 9
2016/12/02 1 $34,651,263 -48% 3,875 $8,942   $126,166,593 16

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Bulgaria 11/25/2016 $88,633 0 0 0 $184,680 12/8/2016
China 11/25/2016 $12,230,000 41595 41595 58763 $22,520,000 12/10/2016
Colombia 11/25/2016 $700,000 0 0 0 $700,000 11/28/2016
Czech Republic 11/25/2016 $96,266 117 117 173 $147,299 12/7/2016
France 12/1/2016 $5,200,000 0 0 0 $6,400,000 12/4/2016
Indonesia 11/25/2016 $700,000 0 0 0 $2,100,000 12/4/2016
Lithuania 11/25/2016 $64,787 193 193 371 $116,593 12/9/2016
Mexico 12/2/2016 $2,871,489 0 0 0 $2,871,489 12/6/2016
Netherlands 11/30/2016 $318,944 137 137 137 $612,913 12/7/2016
New Zealand 11/25/2016 $113,103 13 13 22 $245,888 12/5/2016
Portugal 11/25/2016 $250,939 127 127 252 $646,878 12/8/2016
Russia (CIS) 12/2/2016 $5,140,001 1266 1266 1266 $5,140,001 12/7/2016
Singapore 11/25/2016 $600,000 0 0 0 $600,000 11/28/2016
Slovakia 11/25/2016 $11,674 23 61 84 $109,076 12/8/2016
Slovenia 11/25/2016 $36,060 29 29 29 $45,246 12/7/2016
Spain 12/1/2016 $1,922,039 670 670 670 $1,922,039 12/9/2016
United Kingdom 12/1/2016 $2,809,715 556 556 556 $2,809,715 12/7/2016
 
Rest of World $10,140,222
 
International Total$57,312,039 12/10/2016

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