Editors' pick: Originally published Nov. 25.
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The film is positioned to produce a five-day gross opening that could challenge the $93.6 million five-day total of Disney's "Frozen" from Thanksgiving 2013, MKM said in a note today. Moana's Wednesday opening of $15.7 million already topped Frozen's $15.2 million same-day debut.
Disney's shares were up two-thirds of a point in early Friday trading, to $98.90.
The new animated film, which stars the voices of actor Dwayne Johnson and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho, should debut in first place with projected revenue of $64 million in its opening weekend, MKM said. BMO also expects the film to debut on top, but to gross $68 million to $73 million this weekend. Piper estimates that Moana will gross $75 million to $80 million domestically over its five-day period.
Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" should drop to second place this weekend and bring in...