Weekend Box Office: ‘Coco’ Beats ‘Justice League’ Over Thanksgiving

Pixar’s Animated Musical

Pixar’s Coco won the five-day box office turkey trot with an estimated $71.2 million, with $49 million from the Friday-to-Sunday period. The musical trip, set during Mexico’s Día de Muertos celebration, features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and is directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The critically-adored film earned an A+ exit-poll rating from moviegoers.

This is not good news for Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League, which is holding just under half its last weekend totals, and grossing $59.7 million for the five-day holiday frame and $40.7 million for the three-day weekend.

Lionsgate’s family drama Wonder took in $22.3 million, while Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok grabs #4 with $16.7 million, bringing it to a domestic total of $277.4 million.

Rounding out the top five was Paramount Pictures’ comedy Daddy’s Home 2 with $13.2 million, giving the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg holiday sequel a $72.6 million domestic total.

Elsewhere, Denzel Washington-starrer Roman J. Israel, Esq. opened wider, but with less satisfactory results. The legal thriller came in No. 9 with $6.2 million for the five-day holiday weekend (a $4.5 million weekend).

In limited release, Focus Features’ Winston Churchill pic Darkest Hour had a strong start with a screen average of $61,944.

You can view this weekend’s box office results below.

1. “Coco” — $49 million
2. “Justice League”— $40.7 million ($171.5 mil.)
3. “Wonder” — $22.3 million ($69.4 mil.)
4. “Thor: Ragnarok” — $16.7 million ($277.4 mil.)
5. “Daddy’s Home 2” — $13.2 million ($72.6 mil.)
6. “Murder On The Orient Express” — $13 million ($74.2 mil.)
7. “The Star” — $6.8 million ($22 mil.)
8. “A Bad Moms Christmas” — $5 million ($59.7 mil.)
9. “Roman J. Israel, Esq” — $4.5 million ($6.2 mil.)
10. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — $4.4 million ($7.6 mil.)

Next weekend offers Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, and James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.