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Animated 'Moana' leads Thanksgiving box office

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:16

Disney's 'Moana' snags over $81 million during its Thanksgiving box office run. Gavino Garay reports.

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Disney's "Moana" led the pack over the long Thanksgiving holiday, pulling in over $81 million over several days -- over $55 million during the weekend alone. The animated film, featuring songs created by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Broadway's 'Hamilton' fame, is about a terrible curse placed on ancient Polynesia by demigod 'Maui'. Second in North American theaters was "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" - a holdover from last weekend - which brought in more than $45 million in this go around. The prequel to the Harry Potter story stars Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and is just the first installment of a new series in the fantasy franchise. Coming in a third was "Doctor Strange" based on the Marvel comic book about a neurosurgeon on a healing journey - another holdover from last weekend - which pulled in a healthy $13.4 million.

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Animated 'Moana' leads Thanksgiving box office

Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:16