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'Moana' sails to second-best Thanksgiving weekend opening of all time

Disney's latest animated film, "Moana," cruised to the top of the domestic box office over the weekend, clinching the second-highest Thanksgiving weekend opening of all time.

Garnering an estimated $81.1 million, the film, which features a female Pacific Islander, fell shy of the $93.6 million five-day opening that "Frozen" earned in 2013. Disney currently holds the top six five-day Thanksgiving debuts of all time.

"Moana" pulled in $55.5 million on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, helping Disney secure the top eight three-day Thanksgiving debuts of all time.

The film holds a 98 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes and was highly praised by critics and audiences.

"'Moana,' which sounds on paper like...


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