This past weekend was Thanksgiving in the States, and that means families are often looking for movies as a distraction from any arguments – particularly this year. Pixar was there to fill the attention span with its latest release, Coco, and the movie took in $49 million across the weekend, according to studio estimates.
That sounds low for a Pixar release, but it's only part of the story; the tale of a young wannabe musician's journey to the Land of the Dead was actually released on Wednesday in the US, to get a head-start on the holiday and is currently sitting at $71.1 million domestically. Worldwide (excluding places such as here in the UK, where it doesn't open until January), the movie has made more than $153 million.
Even the movie's basic total was enough to let it knock Justice Leaguedown to second, with the underperforming superhero movie adding $40 million for a $171.5 million total to date. Family pic Wonder was nudged to third and $22.3 million, while Thor: Ragnarok dropped to fourth on $16.7 million. Rounding out the top five we have the critically excoriated Daddy's Home 2, which made $13.2 million.
In sixth was Murder On The Orient Express, earning $13 million, ahead of The Star in seventh on $6.8 million. A Bad Moms Christmasfell one place to eighth, making $5 million, while Nightcrawler director Dan Gilroy's latest, the Denzel Washington-starring Roman J. Israel, Esq. boosted its screen count and jumped from 37th to ninth on $4.5 million. Finally, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home $4.4 million.
Sources : news24
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