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...