‘Coco’ Wins Third Straight Box Office While Limited Releases Do Well in Expansions

Coco” won the box office for a third straight week, according to Box Office Mojo.

The latest hit from Disney/Pixar added $18.3 million this week, for a domestic total of $135.5M. Worldwide, it has also done well with strong showings particularly in Mexico and China. The total “Coco” box office is approaching $400M. It is still the 18th highest grossing Pixar film, only besting “The Good Dinosaur.” But this is only three weeks into its run, so it will likely move ahead some more. The only road block will be a particular new release coming this Friday.

Justice League” holds onto second place with $9.5M. The DCEU film from Warner Bros has grossed about $212M in the US, and boasts a worldwide total of $613M. It still trails previous DCEU films, but is now at #10 for domestic totals in 2017.

Surprise hit “Wonder” maintained its number three position, with $8.4 M, crossing the $100M mark this week. With an additional $29M internationally, the Jacob Tremblay film from Lionsgate has a global total of just under $130M in 4 weeks.

One of the biggest stories of the weekend is James Franco‘s “The Disaster Artist.” The film from A24 debuted last week in just 19 theaters, but managed a twelfth place opening. This week, it expanded to an additional 821 screens and jumped to fourth place with $6.4M. With a small international release, the film’s two-week total is $9.7M.

Thor: Ragnarok” moved from fourth to fifth, adding $6.2M. That film has been in theaters six weeks, and has grossed $301M domestically, and $833M worldwide. Domestically, it is 10th in the MCU, but when accounting for worldwide numbers, it jumps up to #7, $30M behind “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2.”

Sixth and seventh place were “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Murder on the Orient Express.” Both just moved down one spot from last week. “Daddy’s Home 2” brought in $6M, and “Murder on the Orient Express” was at $5.1M.

The Christmas-themed animated film, “The Star” ticked up from ninth to eighth place with $3.6M. It opened in 154 additional theaters, but its per-screen average was down just a bit. All told, the Sony/Columbia film has earned $32M domestically and $36M worldwide.

Greta Gerwig‘s critical darling, “Lady Bird” finished in ninth place this week. It added $3.5M to its 6-week total of $22M. This is coupled with the staggering Rotten Tomatoes news that the film is still at a perfect 100% with 195 reviews.

There was one newcomer in the top 10 this week. “Just Getting Started” with Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones brought in a lackluster $3.1M. The film opened on more than 2100 screens, which was a surprise to film goers who saw very little marketing ahead of time.

Next week’s film releases include the animated “Ferdinand,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Did you see “Coco” or “The Disaster Artist” this weekend? Or did you see something else? Comment below and share!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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