‘Coco’ Sings at the Top of the Box Office

Disney/Pixar‘s latest achievement, “Coco,” won the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

The animated film, which marked Pixar’s first foray into musical territory, earned $49 million over the weekend. But since it actually debuted on Wednesday, it’s 5-day total was over $70M. The film has scored an additional $83M internationally, and is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time in Mexico.

You can read the official Awards Circuit review of “Coco” here.

Justice League” had a strong second place finish with $40M. The film’s two-week domestic total is over $170M, but if rumors are to be believed, this doesn’t come close to its production budget. The merry band of superheroes has done well overseas, though, where ticket sales crossed the $300M mark.

Wonder” continues to surprise and ended the weekend in third place. Its total gross is hovering at $70M, mostly in domestic tickets. “Wonder” expanded to a few more theaters this week, but saw a 19% drop, so it has probably reached its peak.

In fourth place was “Thor: Ragnarok” with $16.7M. Thor’s third solo film is 10th overall in the MCU with $277M domestic. It has done exceptionally well internationally, giving it a worldwide total of $780M. And “Thor: Ragnarok” is currently in sixth for 2017 with the last major box office draw just three weeks away.

Daddy’s Home 2” clung to the top 5 this week, edging out sixth place “Murder on the Orient Express” by just $250,000. The blended family sequel earned $13.2M and has a total of $72M, putting it just ahead of its budget. Kenneth Branagh’s take on Hercule Poirot earned $13M this weekend and has $74M total domestic ticket sales.

Sony’s animated nativity story, “The Star” finished in seventh with $6.8M. With a voice cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Chenoweth and more, it has earned just $22M worldwide. It is on track to finish its theatrical run as the lowest grossing Sony animated film.

A Bad Moms Christmas” finished in eighth place with $5M. The comedy sequel has earned almost $60M, but falls far short of its predecessor, “Bad Moms.” This can partly be attributed to the first film’s summer release. It also had lackluster reviews and mediocre fan adoration. But it easily earned back its budget and more, so a third installment isn’t out of the question.

Opening in wide release this week was “Roman J. Israel, Esq,” which made it to ninth place. The film earned just over $4M this weekend, bringing its theatrical total to just over $6M so far. There are no overseas numbers reported.

And rounding out the top 10 is “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” That film expanded to an additional 500+ theaters and saw a 200% increase in sales. The dark comedy/crime film has brought in more than $7M.

There are no wide releases next week, but opening in select theaters are “The Shape of Water,” “Wonder Wheel,” and “The Disaster Artist.”

What did you see this weekend? Did you check out “Coco?” Or something else? Comment below and share!