The Cocktails and Movies Monday Morning Hangover Report – 11.21.16

by Mike Reyes and Tim Barley

Fantastic weekend at the box office leaves little room for anything else to grow.

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Good Monday morning, mixers! Well, the JK Rowling movie train keeps rolling along. And this one didn’t even leave from Platform 7 and 3/4! Fantastic Beasts… rolled through the competition this past weekend, leaving all the other nine movies COMBINED in the dust.

Let’s take a look at what transpired this weekend at the box office in our Cocktails and Movies Weekend Wrap Up.

  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them (NEW) – $75 million
  2. Doctor Strange – $17.6 million
  3. Trolls $17.5 million
  4. Arrival – $11.8 million
  5. Almost Christmas – $7 million
  6. Hacksaw Ridge – $6.75 million
  7. The Edge of Seventeen (NEW) – $4.8 million
  8. Bleed For This (NEW) – $2.3 million
  9. The Accountant – $2.11 million
  10. Shut In – $1.6 million

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Keeping it short this week as we prepare for Thanksgiving this week…

The big news obviously is that the Fantastic Beasts… crushed the competition. But, beyond that, the other two big new releases did not fare as well. What puzzles us is the lack of interest in Arrival, which is sure to score multiple awards this Oscar season. Really, go see it, it’s quite amazing.

Did you see a movie this weekend? Let us know what you saw and what you thought!