Weekend Box Office: ‘Coco’ Remains No. 1 With $26.1M; ‘The Disaster Artist’ Impresses

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There may not have been any new nationwide releases on the proverbial marquee, but an animated film about the popular Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos and major action at the specialty box office resulted in anything but a disastrous weekend at North American multiplexes.
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Disney and Pixar’s Coco continued to make magic in its second weekend, grossing a strong $26.1 million for a 10-day domestic total of $108.7 million. It also topped the foreign chart with $69 million for an early foreign tally of $171.3 million and $280 million globally, including a stellar $75.6 million in China. The Disney empire scored a second major victory as Thor: Ragnorak hammered past the $800 million worldwide mark, finishing Sunday with $816.4 million in ticket sales.

 

Justice League followed in second place domestically with $16.6 million for a total of $197.3 million to date. The superhero mashup, with a current global cume of $567.4 million, doesn’t appear to have much chance of catching up with Thor.

 

Wonder, which placed third in North America, continued to wow with $12.5 million for a $88 million gross thus far. Thor followed with $9.7 million, while Daddy’s Home 2 rounded out the top five with $7.5 million for a domestic total of $82.8 million and $116.8 million globally.

 

Overall, revenue was up nearly 6 percent over the same weekend a year ago. Helping to fuel the uptick were a number of specialty titles either opening to strong numbers, or doing impressive holdover business.

Weekend Cume Theaters Week
1. Coco $26.1M $108.7M 3,987 2
2. Justice League $16.6M $197.3M 3,820 3
3. Wonder $12.5M $88.0M 3,449 3
4. Thor: Ragnarok $9.7M $291.4M 3,148 5
5. Daddy’s Home 2 $7.5M $82.8M 3,403 4
6. Murder on the Orient Express $6.7M $84.8M 3,201 4
7. Lady Bird $4.54M $17.1M 1,194 5
8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4.53M $13.7M 1,430 4
9. The Star $4.0M $27.3M 2,822 3
10. Bad Moms Christmas $3.5M $64.8M 2,251 5

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Disney/Pixar
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