Box Office: ‘Encanto’ Leads With Projected $43.2 Million Opening, ‘House of Gucci’ Connecting With $21.8 Million

While the Thanksgiving box office will wind up totaling far less than previous years’ holidays, there were still plenty of viewers to go around between the weekend’s offerings.

Disney’s “Encanto” will top the domestic box office for the weekend, while MGM’s “House of Gucci” has become one of the first adult dramas to draw a substantial theatrical audience during the pandemic era.Disney’s “Encanto” had been projected to lead the box office heading into the holiday weekend.

The animated adventure took in $11 million on Black Friday from 3,980 locations and is headed towards a $43.3 million five-day total.That’s a far smaller total than recent Thanksgiving windows for Disney.

It’s become holiday tradition for the studio to drop an animated movie in November to leg it out over the five-day weekend, releasing films like “Frozen II” ($130 million) “Ralph Breaks the Internet” ($84 million) and “Coco” ($72 million).


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