Monday, November 27, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: COCO Scores Thanksgiving Victory for Disney and Pixar


Disney and Pixar have done it again, as "Coco" was a hit at the box-office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It also contributed to a pretty good weekend overall, alongside "Justice League" and "Wonder".

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

"Coco" made its Thanksgiving debut with $49 million over the weekend and a total of $71.1 million over the five-day holiday timeframe. This is Disney and Pixar's fourth largest Thanksgiving weekend debut, confirming the studios' ruthless dominion over this particular holiday as nine of the ten all-time Thankgiving opening weekends belong to them. That other Non-Disney flick is "Four Christmases" with $31 million. "Coco" is doing slightly better than "Tangled" ($48.7 million opening weekend), but below "Moana" ($56.6 million). The film  delivered another $82.2 million from overseas markets, and became the highest grossing release ever in Mexico, where it has been playing since October. "Coco" received high praise from critics (96% on Rotten Tomatoes and 80 on Metacritic) and even received a very rare "A+" from CinemaScore's opening day polls. All of this pretty much makes "Coco" the absolute frontrunner for Best Animated Feature in the upcoming awards season.

Last week's box-office champion, the latest DCEU installment "Justice League" dropped 56.6% to second place, grossing $40.7 million. While the film could have used a softer drop, after 10 days its domestic total stands at $171.5 million, and overseas it raked in $309.8 million. With a worldwide tally of $481.3 million against a reported $300 million budget, and untold millions spent on marketing, the film has a tough road ahead.

The feel-good melodrama "Wonder" fell to #3, but is generally holding well, dropping just 19% and grossing $22.3 million over the weekend. The film has grossed $69.4 million domestically after 10 days, and only cost $20 million to produce.

In fourth place we have Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" with $16.7 million. Quickly climbing through the ranks, it has become the tenth largest MCU installment domestically with $277.4 million domestically and the seventh worldwide release in the series with $790 million.

The Top 5 is rounded up by the comedy "Daddy's Home 2" with $13.2 million after a very good 8.2% drop, and the film has raked in a total of $72.6 million domestically and another $15 million from international markets.

The week's strongest hold belongs to Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express", which grossed $13 million. That amounts to an amazing 5.8% drop. The film's domestic total has reached $74.2 million, while internationally it has grossed a solid $122.6 million.

The legal drama "Roman J. Israel, Esq." expanded nationwide into more than 1,600 theaters and overperformed with $4.5 million over the weekend and $6.2 million for the extended five-day holiday weekend. The film received mixed reviews from critics (53% on Rotten Tomatoes and 58 on Metacritic) and moviegoers ("B" on CinemaScore).

New Wide Releases: "Coco".

Biggest Drop : "Justice League" (-56.6%)

Smallest Drop : "Murder on the Orient Express" (-5.8%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Coco $49M $71.1M $82.2M $200M
2 Justice League $40.7M $171.5M $309.8M $300M
3 Wonder $22.3M $69.4M $0.8M $20M
4 Thor: Ragnarok $16.7M $277.4M $512.6M $180M
5 Daddy's Home 2 $13.2M $72.6M $15M $69M
6 Murder on the Orient Express $13M $74.2M $122.6M $55M
7 The Star $6.8M $22M $0.7M $20M
8 A Bad Moms Christmas $5M $59.7M $33M $28M
9 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $4.5M $6.2M N/A $22M
10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4.4M $7.6M N/A $15M


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