Weekend Actuals: ‘Moana’ Three-Peats w/ $18.5M, Fending Off ‘Office Christmas Party’ w/ $16.8M; ‘La La Land’ Sings Its Way To One Of Top Limited Releases Ever

Disney’s animated Moana led the box office for the third consecutive weekend with $18.53 million, a 34.4 percent decline. Paramount’s holiday comedy Office Christmas Party challenged for first place but ultimately fell just a bit short, with a $16.89 million debut.

Two films that were previously in platform releases expanded wider into the top 10, as Focus Features’ Nocturnal Animals took seventh place with $3.16 million and Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea took eighth place with $3.13 million. EuropaCorp’s political drama Miss Sloane disappointed in 11th place with only $1.84 million.

And Lionsgate’s musical La La Land scored one of the best per-screen averages in movie history, with $881,104 in only five screens for a stunning $176,221 per-screen average. Adjusted for inflation, that’s the fourth-highest per-screen average opening ever for a live action film, behind only 2011’s Red State, 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, and 1996’s Evita.

Weekend Actuals for Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11, 2016:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Moana $18,533,804 -34% 3,875 0 $4,783 $144,700,397 3 Disney
2 Office Christmas Party $16,890,204 3,210 $5,262 $16,890,204 1 Paramount / DreamWorks
3 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $10,421,251 -42% 3,626 -362 $2,874 $198,947,154 4 Warner Bros.
4 Arrival $5,587,109 -23% 3,115 200 $1,794 $81,438,817 5 Paramount
5 Doctor Strange $4,535,827 -32% 2,763 -172 $1,642 $222,267,273 6 Disney
6 Allied $3,955,705 -44% 3,018 -142 $1,311 $35,589,157 3 Paramount
7 Nocturnal Animals $3,161,381 352% 1,262 1135 $2,505 $6,187,509 4 Focus
8 Trolls $3,020,165 -36% 2,786 -370 $1,084 $145,400,169 6 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9 Hacksaw Ridge $2,288,401 -32% 2,277 -217 $1,005 $60,850,849 6 Lionsgate
10 Miss Sloane $1,844,972 4013% 1,648 1644 $1,120 $1,983,337 3 EuropaCorp
11 Almost Christmas $1,377,095 -46% 1,258 -298 $1,095 $40,213,580 5 Universal
12 Bad Santa 2 $1,236,113 -62% 2,034 -911 $608 $16,800,880 3 Broad Green Pictures
13 Incarnate $1,078,173 -57% 1,737 0 $621 $4,220,311 2 High Top / BH Tilt

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Manchester By the Sea $3,131,588 38% 366 210 $8,556 $8,301,789 4 Roadside / Amazon
2 Loving $633,993 -35% 572 126 $1,108 $6,576,255 6 Focus
3 The Edge of Seventeen $616,919 -62% 932 -676 $662 $13,876,616 4 STX Entertainment
4 Moonlight (2016) $543,585 -36% 449 -125 $1,211 $10,758,335 8 A24
5 The Accountant $440,038 -41% 455 -153 $967 $84,982,209 9 Warner Bros.
6 The Bounce Back $227,354 615 $370 $227,354 1 Viva Pictures
7 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $206,164 -11% 290 -8 $711 $58,071,681 8 Paramount
8 The Eagle Huntress $200,359 -2% 122 41 $1,642 $1,478,318 6 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Storks $184,035 -10% 267 5 $689 $71,696,231 12 Warner Bros.
10 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children $135,106 -19% 212 -21 $637 $86,561,191 11 Fox
11 Believe (2016) $123,938 -74% 387 -251 $320 $791,320 2 Freestyle Releasing
12 The Secret Life of Pets $88,265 -24% 183 -6 $482 $368,143,885 23 Universal
13 The Girl on the Train (2016) $81,595 -38% 154 -23 $530 $75,228,185 10 Universal
14 Deepwater Horizon $75,652 -32% 144 -22 $525 $73,098,411 11 Lionsgate / Summit
15 Sully $72,282 -40% 177 -25 $408 $124,754,117 14 Warner Bros.
16 Bleed for This $68,808 -77% 210 -439 $328 $5,051,927 4 Open Road
17 Inferno $62,024 -34% 128 -26 $485 $34,049,446 7 Sony / Columbia
18 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween $47,980 -63% 126 -109 $381 $73,070,739 8 Lionsgate
19 Rules Don’t Apply $37,215 -93% 178 -2208 $209 $3,618,194 3 20th Century Fox

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 La La Land $881,104 5 $176,221 $881,104 1 Lionsgate / Summit
2 Jackie $492,255 77% 26 21 $18,933 $857,080 2 Fox Searchlight
3 Lion $168,358 44% 15 8 $11,224 $490,548 3 Weinstein Company
4 A Man Called Ove $49,516 -27% 60 -15 $825 $3,239,661 11 Music Box Films
5 Elle (2016) $47,216 -43% 27 -5 $1,749 $630,634 5 Sony Pictures Classics
6 The Magnificent Seven (2016) $42,201 -43% 99 -51 $426 $93,343,183 12 Sony / Columbia
7 Sword Master $40,113 29 $1,383 $40,113 1 Well Go USA
8 The Handmaiden $34,905 -29% 40 -11 $873 $1,771,741 8 Magnolia Pictures
9 Don’t Breathe $32,086 -34% 74 -5 $434 $89,185,908 16 Sony / TriStar
10 Keeping Up with the Joneses $24,612 -43% 78 -13 $316 $14,856,553 8 Fox
11 Shut In $21,910 -65% 53 -68 $413 $6,835,730 5 EuropaCorp Films
12 Mifune: The Last Samurai $14,839 134% 8 5 $1,855 $31,348 3 Strand
13 Pete’s Dragon (2016) $13,775 -60% 52 -34 $265 $76,228,119 18 Disney
14 Tampopo $13,047 53% 3 -1 $4,349 $144,959 8 Janus Films
15 Seasons $10,866 -36% 18 -2 $604 $79,459 3 Music Box Films
16 The Brand New Testament $10,422 6 $1,737 $10,422 1 Music Box Films
17 Queen of Katwe $9,872 -17% 19 -8 $520 $8,782,761 12 Disney
18 Sky On Fire $9,820 -75% 7 -14 $1,403 $67,957 2 Well Go USA
19 I Am Not Madame Bovary $9,320 -61% 6 -3 $1,553 $428,185 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
20 Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened $6,982 5 $1,396 $82,646 4 Abramorama
21 Gimme Danger $6,295 -22% 10 -7 $630 $431,212 7 Magnolia Pictures / Amazon Studios
22 Frank & Lola $5,747 26 $221 $5,747 1 Paladin
23 Denial $5,364 -70% 13 -18 $413 $4,060,197 11 Bleeker Street
24 The Dressmaker $5,142 -20% 15 -1 $343 $2,016,664 12 Broad Green Pictures
25 The Eyes Of My Mother $4,401 -51% 14 9 $314 $18,866 2 Magnet Releasing
26 Harry & Snowman $3,598 -77% 5 -2 $720 $534,413 11 FilmRise
27 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk $3,394 -88% 16 -59 $212 $1,736,708 5 Sony / TriStar
28 Old Stone $3,343 99% 6 5 $557 $7,476 2 Zeitgeist Films
29 Fire At Sea $2,423 453% 5 2 $485 $64,508 8
30 Tower (2016) $2,091 -22% 4 2 $523 $98,092 9 Kino Lorber
31 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years $1,790 -69% 3 -2 $597 $2,899,403 13 Abramorama
32 No Pay, Nudity $1,624 5 $325 $17,906 5 Monterey Media
33 Ixcanul $1,459 34% 1 0 $1,459 $292,923 17 Kino Lorber
34 Elevator To The Gallows (2016 re-release) $1,153 2 $577 $108,247 19 Rialto Pictures
35 Best and Most Beautiful Things $1,085 -32% 1 -1 $1,085 $2,840 2 First Run Features
36 Made In France $735 46% 2 0 $368 $9,852 12 Distrib FilmsUnder the Milky Way
37 Greater $480 85% 1 0 $480 $1,995,407 16 Hammond Entertainment
38 Priceless (2016) $389 -68% 5 1 $78 $1,498,406 9 Roadside Attractions
39 Being 17 $372 -80% 1 -2 $372 $51,384 10 Strand Releasing
40 Peter And The Farm $303 -69% 2 -3 $152 $16,448 6 Magnolia Pictures
41 The Wanderers (2016 Re-Release) $188 -90% 2 -1 $94 $14,492 5 Kino Lorber
42 The Hollars $66 -54% 1 0 $66 $1,016,965 16 Sony Pictures Classics
Boxoffice Staff

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