Even the “Justice League” couldn’t stop Disney/PIXAR from taking the top-spot on the domestic box-office charts this weekend. Disney’s latest animated feature easily won the box-office over the holiday weekend, and the animated-comedy has a chance to remain at number-one until Star Wars hits theaters in mid-December.
“Coco” is expected to end the holiday week with a $72M domestic gross, the film opened across 3,987 locations and made $49M over its traditional box-office debut. “Coco” taking the top spot over Thanksgiving weekend shouldn’t be too surprising, as we reported earlier, Disney has a knack for dominating the holiday box-office on Turkey Day. “Coco” was directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, working off an original story written by Lee Unkrich and Jason Katz. The animated-comedy features the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, and Benjamin Bratt.
“Justice League” dropped to second-place overall this week, making $40M over the weekend but raising $171M throughout the week. Justice League” was directed by Zack Snyder, the film features Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Jay Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nelson, and Jeremy Irons.
Lionsgate’s “Wonder” drama landed in third-place overall after its $22M weekend. The film remained in 3,172 locations and has grossed over $69M after two-weeks. “Wonder” was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film stars Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts.
Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” dropped to fourth-place overall on the domestic charts with a $16.7M weekend. The mighty Thor has now grossed over $277M domestically, and was released in theaters just four-weeks ago. “Thor: Ragnarok” was directed by Taika Waititi, working from a story written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. The new Thor film features Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, Jaimie Alexander, Anthony Hopkins, Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson.
Rounding-out the top-five this weekend was “Daddy’s Home 2” from Paramount Pictures, the comedy brought in another $13M across 3,518 locations. The comedy has now earned over $72M in three-weeks. “Daddy’s Home 2” was directed by Sean Anders, the film features Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, and John Lithgow.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning are “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” and “Call Me By Your Name”. While “The Man Who Invented Christmas” had the highest gross, taking in $1.3M across 626 locations, “Call Me by Your Name” had the highest average with a $404K total across 4 locations. “The Man Who Invented Christmas” was directed by Bharat Nalluri, the screenplay was written by Susan Coyne. The film features Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce.
If you rather stay in this week, Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” ($17 on Amazon), Peter Dinklage’s “Rememory” ($13 on Amazon), “Woodshock” with Kirsten Dunst ($18 on Amazon), and Alicia Vikander’s “Tulip Fever” ($15 on Amazon) are all new releases this week.