Sunday Update: The third time’s the charm for Disney/Pixar’s Coco, which came in slightly above its Sunday estimate with $18.4 million. It becomes the first film to spend three weekends in the top spot since The Hitman’s Bodyguard in August and early September. Warner Bros.’ Justice League also slightly beat its Sunday estimate
Saturday Report: Disney and Pixar’s Coco again led the way on Friday, adding $4.272 million for a 32 percent Friday-to-Friday drop (besting Moana‘s comparable 35.7 percent drop at the same point). That brings Coco‘s 17-day domestic total to $121.478 million as the film continues to hold very well heading into the heart of holiday season.
Forgiving the usual “calm before the storm” descriptions assigned to early December weekends (particularly those preceding the release of a new Star Wars film), the market will again be relying on holdovers and award season players this weekend. Meanwhile, Coco should handily win the weekend again, while Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder look to cross the important $300
Monday Update: It may be about the Day of the Dead, but Disney-Pixar’s Coco was anything but dead as it stayed on top for a second straight weekend with $27.5 million, above its Sunday estimate. Warner Bros.’ Justice League also slightly exceeded its Sunday estimate, earning $16.6 million to take second place —
Saturday Report: Disney/Pixar’s Coco added $6.276 million on its tenth day of release, claiming first place again as expected with no new wide releases competing in the post-Thanksgiving frame. Coco has tallied $88.85 million thus far, putting it 9 percent behind where Moana stood at the same point last year, and 39 percent ahead of The Good Dinosaur.
With no wide releases scheduled for this weekend, our forecast is fairly straightforward. The exception, however, will be the likelihood for award season candidates such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, and Darkest Hour to receive varying sorts of expansions. The former two of that
Monday Update: Coco is whistling a happy tune, coming in above its Sunday estimate with a confirmed $50.8 million debut. Counting the Wednesday and Thursday of the Thanksgiving holiday, the animated offering from Disney/Pixar posted a five-day opening of $72.9 million. That fell short of the top 10 Thanksgiving grosses of
Saturday Update: Disney and Pixar’s Coco took in $18.6 million on Black Friday, leading the way as Thanksgiving weekend continues to be a strong one at the domestic box office. Through three days, Coco has tallied $40.773 million — just 14 percent behind where Moana stood at the same point last year, and 28 percent ahead of The
With the latest Disney/Pixar release hitting theaters tomorrow (technically, tonight), we’re releasing our weekend forecast earlier than usual this week. (Note: several key theater counts were not yet confirmed at the time of this report’s writing.) PROS: Coco will aim to become the next original Pixar hit as fans of the
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