With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” only one-week away, the major studios decided to sit this weekend out. Instead of new major releases, the limited box-office is the place to look if you’re heading back to the cinema this weekend. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” isn’t the only film with a big debut next weekend, the animated-comedy “Ferdinand” will open against the sci-fi epic in 3,600 locations.
Without a new film to compete with, “CoCo” remained in the number-one spot on the domestic charts for the second weekend in a row. The animated-comedy brought in another $18M this weekend, raising the film’s two-week domestic total to just over $135M. “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.
The Warner Bros. Pictures film “Justice League” remained in second-place, bringing in $9.5M this weekend. The superhero actioner has now grossed more than $212M domestically since it’s debut four-weeks ago. “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” landed in third-place overall on the domestic charts, bringing in $8.4M and raising the film’s four-week total to just over $100M domestically. “Wonder” was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, the film stars Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, and Julia Roberts.
Despite a limited-release, A24’s “The Disaster Artist” reached fourth-place overall with a $6.4M weekend. “The Disaster Artist” was directed by James Franco, who stars in the film alongside Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, and Josh Hutcherson. The film also features 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.
Disney also managed to grab the fifth-spot on the charts, “Thor: Ragnarok” brought in $6M across 3,047 locations. After six-weeks on the charts the Marvel giant has made over $301M domesticaly. “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.
If you are planning on seeing “Star Wars” on opening weekend you should get y our tickets in advance. You can find tickets in a theater near you on sites like Fandango.com/starwars.
If you rather stay in this week, you can stream Jennifer Lawrence’s thriller “mother!” on iTunes and Amazon Video. Amazon is also hosting a Holiday Movie Sale with its like “Elf,” “Christmas Vacation,” “Home Alone” “Office Christmas Party,” and a long-list of animated classics.