Moana off to a flying start

Moana is on its way to catching up with one of the highest grossing films of all time (supplied)
Moana is on its way to catching up with one of the highest grossing films of all time (supplied)

Disney's latest animated adventure Moana is set to hit the same numbers in its opening two days as Frozen.

The animated adventure about a Polynesian princess is the frontrunner at the US box office, making NZ$14 million across the country on Thanksgiving Day - matching the pace of Disney's 2013 smash hit.

Moana, which stars Dwayne Johnson as the voice of Polynesian demigod Maui, received an 'A' Cinemascore from audiences and has a 97 percent fresh rating on rating aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.

It's on track to hit NZ$120 to NZ$125 million during the four-day holiday break in the US.

Frozen went on to earn NZ$1.7 billion globally.

The Warner Bros Harry Potter spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them finished a close second, taking in $13.5 million across the US on Thanksgiving Day.

Moana hits Kiwi cinemas on December 26.

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