The box-office is taking a well deserved break this weekend, giving Disney’s “Coco” an easy win as fans prep for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. While there may not be too many major releases to choose from this week, the limited box-office has a few gems that you should certainly consider.
With the absence of a new major-release, Disney/PIXAR’s “Coco” brought in another $26M over the weekend, securing the top-spot on the charts. The animated-comedy remained in 3,987 locations and has now grossed over $108M domestically in just two-weeks. “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” made another $16M this weekend, the DC superhero joint remained in 3,820 locations nationwide and has made just under $200M domestically. “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” continues to be a hit for the studio, the film remained in the top-three with a $12M weekend across 3,449 locations. This is the film’s third-week on the domestic charts, and the film has now topped the $88M mark. “Wonder” was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film stars Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts.
Disney’s “Thor: Ragnarok” came in at fourth-place overall this weekend, but the film only brought in $9.6M across 3,148 locations. After five-weeks at the box-office the mighty Thor has cleared $291M domestically. “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.
The comedy “Daddy’s Home 2,” from Paramount Pictures, wrapped up fifth-place overall with a $7.5M weekend. “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 is “The Disaster Artist” from A24. The film, which chronicles the making of the notoriously terrible film “The Room,” made $1.2M across 19 locations this weekend. You can watch a trailer for the Disaster Artist here. The film itself stars Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, and Josh Hutcherson. The project was directed by James Franco. “The Disaster Artist” will also feature, Kate Upton, Zoey Deutch, Zac Efron, Eliza Coupe, Sharon Stone, Randall Park, and Casey Wilson. In the cameos section, you can expect to find Zach Braff, Adam Scott, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Lizzy Caplan, and J.J. Abrams.
Fans also came out for the 20th Anniversary of the film “Titanic,” which had showing across 87 locations. The re-release brought in another $415K for Paramount this weekend. The thriller/love-story “The Shape of Water” also had a great weekend, bringing in $166K at two locations, and “Wonder Wheel” made $140K at just 5.
For everyone that loves to stream movies from the comfort of home, there are a couple of new releases available this week if you’re looking to fill a few holes in your streaming schedule.
The animated special “Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You,” and Jenny Slate’s comedy-hit “Landline” are both available for free on Amazon Prime this week. You can also pre-order the Blu-ray edition of “IT” on Amazon.
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”(itunes, amazon) and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (itunes, amazon) are both available to stream this week as well, and if you haven’t secured your tickets for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” yet, you can grab them on Fandango before they are all gone.
Next weekend the comedy “Just Getting Started” will release nationwide, that film features Glenne Headly, Morgan Freeman, and Tommy Lee Jones. The Margot Robbie bio-drama “I, Tonya” is also opening in limited-theaters next weekend.