The Rock

The Rock Has Another Box Office Hit With Disney’s ‘Moana’

It probably shouldn’t be a big surprise, but the combination of Disney and Dwayne Johnson is a force more powerful than the Thanksgiving weekend box office could possibly have imagined. The animated film Moana, starring The Rock alongside newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, brought in $81.1 million domestically and $97.4 million overall for its first weekend of release, making it the second-largest Thanksgiving opening weekend in history (behind another Disney animated classic, Frozen). Combined with Central Intelligence, which was a financial (if not critical) success, it’s been a very good 2016 for The Rock, and with multiple blockbuster films set to hit theaters next year, 2017 could be even better for the former WWE Champion.

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle

Stephen Randle is an avid wrestling and film fan. He's been writing about WWE, movies, and video games for Goliath since 2015.