Wednesday night’s box office is in, and Disney is back on top with the much praised “Moana.” A $15,680,000 take pre Thanksgiving indicates a possible record for the holiday weekend.
By contrast, the Brad Pitt- Marion Cotillard World War II romantic thriller “Allied” is a bomb. Despite a surprise positive review in the New York Times, “Allied” made just over $2.7 million last night. Its per screen average isn’t very good either. Oh well, this one was tough since Pitt is in the middle of his divorce scandal and couldn’t do much PR. That fell to the very pregnant Cotillard, who was a trooper on TV shows. The whole movie is a curiosity, really, a heads scratcher from the reliable Robert Zemeckis.
But not to fear– really terrific films are here. “Manchester by the Sea,” an Oscar certain drama–is in theaters. “Lion” — a must see, also Oscar bound — opens Friday with Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. “Moonlight” is playing, as well as “Loving,” “Rules Don’t Apply,” “Arrival” and “Bleed for This.” “Nocturnal Animals” is also sensational. That’s 7 films for the weekend! Get busy, kids!