Image: Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Key
RIGHT ON THE MONEY (0-5% range)
SO CLOSE (6-20% range)
ALMOST (21-40% range)
TOO OPTIMISTIC (41% + range)

TOP STORY: Walt Disney Animation Studios continues to win at the box office, with another big hit on their hands with the new release of ‘Moana’. Opening to a massive $81.1 million since opening on Wednesday ranking as the second biggest Thanksgiving opening behind the studio’s other film ‘Frozen’ ($93.6 million). ‘Moana’ scored $55.5 million from its Friday-Sunday gross, ranking third for Thanksgiving openings behind ‘Frozen’ and ‘Toy Story 2’ ($57.4 million), and fourth for the animation studio behind this year’s ‘Zootopia’ ($75.1 million), ‘Frozen’ ($67.4 million), and just missing out on ‘Big Hero 6’ ($56.2 million).

PLEASE NOTE: The results for the predictions below are from 5 day numbers, not 3 day, although we reported both 5 day and 3 day numbers under “opening weekend” for each new release film.

Here are the results to our predictions for this weekend:

  • Allied

Daniel’s Prediction: $16 million (11.1%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $22 million (18.1%) SO CLOSE

Opening Weekend: $18 million (5 Day), $13 million (3 Day)

  • Bad Santa 2

Daniel’s Prediction: $12 million (25%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $14 million (35.7%) ALMOST

Opening Weekend: $9 million (5 Day), $6.1 million (3 Day)

  • Moana

Daniel’s Prediction: $82 million (1%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Nic’s Prediction: $72 million (11.2%) SO CLOSE

Opening Weekend: $81.1 million (5 Day), $55.5 million (3 Day)

  • Rules Don’t Apply

Daniel’s Prediction: $13 million (83%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $14 million (84.2%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Opening Weekend: $2.2 million (5 Day), $1.6 million (3 Day)

Source: Box Office Mojo

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