AS “MOANA” rolls along, so, too, does Disney’s monster year at the box office.
Disney Animation’s “Moana” completed the three-peat over the weekend, topping the domestic box office with an $18.8 million take, according to studio estimates — edging out the debut of “Office Christmas Party” ($17.5 million).
And with that, Disney has nearly completed its domestic domination this year, ahead of its release on Friday of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
Disney has won nearly 40 percent of the 50 box-office weekends so far this year, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. Besides “Moana,” the Mouse House’s films that have repeated as weekend champs this year include “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Finding Dory” and “Doctor Strange” — with “Rogue One” poised to dominate the rest of the holiday season.
In addition, “Moana” has now grossed $145 million domestically, moving it into the top 15 films in North American theaters this year. That gives Disney six of the top 15 movies domestically in 2016, led by “Finding Dory” ($486.3 million) and “Civil War” ($408 million); no other studio has more than three films among the top 15.
Disney has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide this year, with its second Star Wars film set to boost the push toward $7 billion.