Weekend Actuals: ‘Coco’ Repeats at #1 with $27.5M, ‘Justice League’ Runner-up with $16.6M

'The Disaster Artist' grosses a sensational $1.2M on just 19 screens

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 — although its 59 percent drop was by far the largest of any film in the top 10.

A24’s quirky comedy The Disaster Artist posted one of the best per-theater averages in a while for any film starting in at least 10 theaters, with $1.2 million on only 19 screens. While that’s a little below its Sunday estimate, it’s still a terrific start for the film.

The top 10 films this weekend earned $96.7 million total. That’s 46 percent below last weekend and 43 percent below the equivalent weekend last year — although both those comparisons may be unfair, since both those weekends featured new wide releases which this frame didn’t. Year-to-date box office stands at 4.1 percent below last year, the closest it’s been to even since early August.

See at bottom for our full table of weekend actuals, and read below for our Sunday update featuring further analysis.


Sunday Update:

Disney-Pixar’s Coco gave an encore performance on a typically slow weekend, finishing in first place with $26.1 million in its sophomore frame. That’s a drop of 48% from last weekend and gives the film $108.7 million in its first ten days, slightly behind Moana‘s $119.7 million over the same period last year and far ahead of 2015’s The Good Dinosaur, which grossed just $75.5 million by the end of its second weekend.

Justice League again finished in second with $16.5 million, bringing the Warner Bros. superhero extravaganza to $197 million in 15 days. Though it’s primed to cross the $200 million threshold this week, the latest DCEU entry is a box office disappointment by lofty superhero-movie standards, particularly given that it brought a number of A-list characters together in the same film.

Repeating in third place, Lionsgate’s Wonder enjoyed another great frame with $12.5 million, bringing its total gross thus far to a strong $88 million in just 15 days. The Julia Roberts-Owen Wilson weeper has been a big hit with audiences looking for inspirational fare during the holiday season and will easily top $100 million by next weekend.

In fourth place, Thor: Ragnarok added another $9.7 million to its already-gargantuan total, giving the Marvel superhero epic $291.4 million in five weeks. Look for it to cross $300 million by next weekend, by far the highest gross of any standalone Thor film (the next-highest, Thor: The Dark World, finished its domestic run with $206 million).

Daddy’s Home 2 came in fifth with $7.5 million, bringing its cume to $82.8 million in four weeks. That’s way behind the first film’s $129.5 million over the same timeframe. Sixth place, meanwhile, went to Fox’s hit adult-oriented thriller Murder on the Orient Express, which brought in another $6.7 million, good for $84.7 million thus far. The $100 million benchmark isn’t far off for the star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famed mystery novel.

In seventh place, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird did well in its wide expansion, grossing $4.54 million on 1,194 screens for a per-theater average of $3,806. That gives the Oscar-buzzed A24 release $17 million so far. Just a hair behind Lady Bird in eighth place is Fox Searchlight’s profane dramedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which also enjoyed a healthy wide expansion, grossing $4.53 million on 1,430 screens (a per-theater average of $3,168). The critically-acclaimed Fox Searchlight release starring Frances McDormand now has $13.6 million in four weeks of play.

Ninth place went to Sony’s faith-based animated comedy The Star, which brought in an estimated $4 million, good for a $27 million total after three weeks. Though this is miles off from Coco, the Walden Media co-financed film came with a much-cheaper $20 million price tag.

Rounding out the Top 10 was A Bad Moms Christmas, which brought in another $3.4 million in its fifth weekend. That gives the STX sequel $64.8 million thus far, a significant drop from the first film’s $95.2 million by the same point last year but still a reasonably good total considering the film’s reported $28 million budget.

Falling outside the Top 10 was the Denzel Washington legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq., which faltered in its second week of wide release with just $1.9 million on 1,669 screens. The Sony release likely suffered from its mixed-to-poor reviews, as critical notices are especially important in a time of year chock-full of Oscar hopefuls vying for the dollars of discerning moviegoers.

Limited Release:

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist had a sensational debut this weekend, finishing with $1.2 million on only 19 screens, good for a per screen average of over $64,000. The biographical comedy/drama, which centers on the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, reached the heights that it did thanks to almost universally-positive critical reviews, strong word-of-mouth, and major Oscar buzz for star and director James Franco. The A24 release had the fifth-highest per-theater average in history for a film opening on 10+ screens, though it bears mentioning that it falls outside the Top 20 on that measure when adjusted for inflation.

Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water also had an impressive debut in its first weekend, grossing $166,800 on just two screens. That gave the Guillermo Del Toro monster romance a per-theater average of $83,400. We’ll see how it does as it expands to the rest of the country in the coming weeks.

Sony Classics’ Call Me By Your Name continued to perform well in limited release, grossing an estimated $281,280 on four screens. That gives the critically-acclaimed drama a total thus far of $908,175 as it eyes an expansion in the coming weeks.

Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel opened to $140,555 on five screens, good for a $28,111 per-theater average. Critical buzz is decidedly on the negative end of the spectrum for this one, so look for a performance closer to Cafe Society than, say, Midnight in Paris.

Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman grossed another $109,000 on four screens, good for a per-theater average of $27,250.

The Titanic 20th anniversary re-release grossed $415,000 on 87 screens, good for a per-theater average of $4,770. This is the second re-release for the record-breaking James Cameron blockbuster; in 2012, Titanic 3D added another $57.8 million in North America. Its lifetime total now stands at over $659 million domestically.

International Update:

Coco grossed $69 million overseas this weekend, including a sizzling $44.2 million in China, an increase of 148% from its debut there. With $75.6 million in the bank in just two weeks, it’s already within striking distance of Big Hero 6‘s $83.7 million total in China (albeit a long way off from Zootopia‘s $235 million).

Justice League grossed an estimated $35.7 million overseas in 66 markets, bringing its international total to $370.1 million and its global total to $567.4 million after three weeks. In China, its $98.5 million total surpassed both Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, making it the highest-grossing DCEU film in the country to date.

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok crossed the $800 million mark globally this weekend after six weeks of play, grossing another $16.5 million in overseas markets. In the all-important Chinese marketplace, its total currently stands at $112.1 million.

written by Boxoffice staff writers Chris Eggertsen and Jesse Rifkin


Monday’s Weekend Actuals for Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Coco $27,533,304 -46% 3,987 0 $6,906 $110,108,708 2 Disney
2 Justice League $16,651,104 -59% 3,820 -231 $4,359 $197,407,025 3 Warner Bros.
3 Wonder (2017) $12,147,182 -46% 3,449 277 $3,522 $87,679,805 3 Lionsgate
4 Thor: Ragnarok $9,885,936 -41% 3,148 -133 $3,140 $291,633,535 5 Disney
5 Daddy’s Home 2 $7,572,390 -43% 3,403 -115 $2,225 $82,886,836 4 Paramount
6 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $6,767,002 -49% 3,201 49 $2,114 $84,839,515 4 Fox
7 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4,396,537 0% 1,430 816 $3,075 $13,537,057 8 Fox Searchlight
8 Lady Bird $4,291,590 6% 1,194 403 $3,594 $16,837,041 5 A24
9 The Star $4,078,423 -41% 2,822 -15 $1,445 $27,358,076 3 Sony / Columbia
10 A Bad Moms Christmas $3,385,484 -31% 2,251 -55 $1,504 $64,737,307 5 STX Entertainment
11 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $1,958,702 -56% 1,669 0 $1,174 $9,526,792 3 Sony Pictures

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Man Who Invented Christmas $882,836 -35% 673 47 $1,312 $3,170,257 2 Bleecker Street
2 Blade Runner 2049 $401,403 -26% 515 81 $779 $90,785,165 9 Warner Bros.
3 Marshall $247,772 310% 651 540 $381 $9,150,000 8 Open Road
4 Jigsaw $222,803 -40% 301 -82 $740 $37,603,791 6 Lionsgate
5 Loving Vincent $213,066 -22% 162 15 $1,315 $5,503,561 11 Good Deed Entertainment
6 The Florida Project $110,663 -63% 120 -44 $922 $4,854,546 9 A24
7 It (2017) $110,501 -41% 221 -10 $500 $327,346,413 13 Warner Bros. / New Line
8 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $103,767 -44% 212 -36 $489 $47,162,645 7 Lionsgate
9 Last Flag Flying $103,399 -35% 110 12 $940 $820,243 5 Lionsgate
10 Geostorm $78,290 -47% 125 -40 $626 $33,078,335 7 Warner Bros.
11 The Foreigner $74,979 7% 130 26 $577 $34,215,566 8 STX Entertainment
12 Victoria & Abdul $69,865 -43% 131 -13 $533 $22,041,915 11 Focus Features
13 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $67,167 -39% 163 -10 $412 $100,052,581 11 Fox
14 Despicable Me 3 $64,900 -45% 152 -9 $427 $264,479,340 23 Universal
15 The Mountain Between Us $57,610 -40% 119 -48 $484 $29,921,567 9 20th Century Fox
16 Only The Brave $54,370 -43% 116 -18 $469 $17,947,426 7 Sony Pictures
17 Novitiate $51,735 -37% 163 43 $317 $467,405 6 Sony Pictures Classics
18 My Little Pony: The Movie $43,700 16% 180 61 $243 $21,870,730 9 Lionsgate
19 Let There Be Light $43,096 -67% 121 -78 $356 $7,119,124 6 Atlas
20 Happy Death Day $40,410 -40% 100 -31 $404 $55,628,160 8 Universal / Blumhouse

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Disaster Artist $1,211,345 19 $63,755 $1,211,345 1 New Line / A24
2 Titanic 20th Anniversary $468,828 87 $5,389 $468,828 1 Paramount / Fox
3 Call Me by Your Name $295,561 -28% 4 0 $73,890 $922,456 2 Sony Pictures Classics
4 The Shape of Water $166,564 2 $83,282 $166,564 1 Fox Searchlight
5 My Friend Dahmer $133,113 -6% 90 15 $1,479 $932,407 5 FilmRise
6 Darkest Hour $108,372 -38% 4 0 $27,093 $411,853 2 Focus Features
7 The Square $89,855 -21% 64 4 $1,404 $949,554 6 Magnolia Pictures
8 The Swindlers $82,818 27 $3,067 $82,818 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
9 Jane $78,891 -5% 49 -2 $1,610 $1,258,810 7 Abramorama
10 American Made $40,750 -41% 93 -15 $438 $51,272,475 10 Universal
11 The Breadwinner $38,968 39% 43 34 $906 $105,276 3 GKIDS
12 The Killing of a Sacred Deer $38,672 -43% 41 -18 $943 $2,190,061 7 A24
13 Thelma $31,206 141% 36 24 $867 $81,182 4 The Orchard
14 God’s Own Country $27,833 -10% 13 1 $2,141 $252,521 6 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
15 1945 $27,276 2% 11 6 $2,480 $151,788 5 Menemsha Films
16 Explosion $22,760 -59% 31 -2 $734 $100,972 2 China Lion Film
17 Faces Places $17,045 14% 16 2 $1,065 $521,698 9 Cohen Media Group
18 The Other Side Of Hope $15,495 3 $5,165 $15,495 1 Janus Films
19 Human Flow $13,821 20% 16 5 $864 $491,130 8 Amazon Studios
20 LBJ $13,070 -49% 26 -7 $503 $2,443,358 5 Electric Entertainment
21 Battle of the Sexes $11,977 -42% 27 0 $444 $12,610,934 11 Fox Searchlight
22 Tom of Finland $8,305 -32% 5 -3 $1,661 $219,483 8 Kino Lorber
23 The Passion of Joan of Arc $7,684 20% 1 0 $7,684 $18,121 2 Janus
24 Goodbye Christopher Robin $7,553 -46% 22 -7 $343 $1,707,191 8 Fox Searchlight
25 Big Time $7,347 3 $2,449 $7,347 1 Abramorama
26 Naples ’44 $6,636 1 $6,636 $11,349 1 First Run Features
27 Quest (2017) $6,591 1 $6,591 $6,591 1 First Run Features
28 Blade of the Immortal $5,996 84% 7 -4 $857 $138,361 5 Magnolia
29 Brotherhood of Blades 2 $5,296 2 $2,648 $5,296 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
30 Lucky $4,361 -45% 9 -3 $485 $947,992 10 Magnolia
31 Wonderstruck $4,358 -70% 22 -10 $198 $1,026,901 7 Roadside / Amazon
32 Leap! $4,351 -80% 29 -39 $150 $21,856,753 15 The Weinstein Company
33 Shadowman $4,113 1 $4,113 $4,113 1 Film Movement
34 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $4,021 159% 10 3 $402 $83,543 7 The Orchard
35 Aida’s Secrets $3,638 101% 3 0 $1,213 $80,470 7 Music Box Films
36 Painted Woman $3,346 3 $1,115 $4,597 4 Amor Media
37 Breathe $2,692 -11% 3 1 $897 $486,112 8 Bleeker Street
38 Oro $2,571 10 $257 $2,571 1 Sony
39 Wind River $2,557 -60% 9 -6 $284 $33,799,770 18 The Weinstein Company
40 Song of Granite $2,172 1 $2,172 $12,408 3 Oscilloscope Laboratories
41 Dawson City: Frozen Time $1,843 1 $1,843 $132,369 26 Kino Lorber Films
42 The Paris Opera $1,839 889% 2 1 $920 $49,711 7 Film Movement
43 On the Beach at Night Alone $1,509 -71% 3 0 $503 $26,532 3 Cinema Guild
44 The Sacrifice (2017 re-release) $1,391 2 $696 $16,780 7 Kino Lorber
45 Brimstone & Glory $1,377 7 $197 $28,023 6 Oscilloscope Laboratories
46 The Tribes of Palos Verdes $796 1 $796 $796 1 IFC Films
47 Tragedy Girls $752 3 $251 $60,858 7 Gunpowder & Sky
48 The Crime of Monsieur Lange $624 -88% 1 -1 $624 $26,889 3 Rialto Pictures
49 Sweet Virginia $619 -59% 5 -3 $124 $10,456 3 IFC Films
50 No Greater Love $608 2 $304 $30,531 4 Atlas Distribution
51 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World $590 68% 1 0 $590 $225,177 19 Kino Lorber
52 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House $533 32% 1 0 $533 $768,646 10 Sony Pictures Classics
53 Félicité $167 307% 2 1 $84 $6,925 6 Strand Releasing
54 The Teacher $81 1 $81 $64,190 14 Film Movement
55 Mansfield 66/67 $76 1 $76 $16,817 6 Gunpowder & Sky
56 Porto $8 -100% 1 -1 $8 $11,160 3 Kino Lorber

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 3, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Coco $26,114,000 -49% 3,987 0 $6,550 $108,689,404 2 Disney
2 Justice League $16,580,000 -60% 3,820 -231 $4,340 $197,335,921 3 Warner Bros.
3 Wonder (2017) $12,500,000 -45% 3,449 277 $3,624 $88,032,623 3 Lionsgate
4 Thor: Ragnarok $9,659,000 -43% 3,148 -133 $3,068 $291,406,599 5 Disney
5 Daddy’s Home 2 $7,500,000 -43% 3,403 -115 $2,204 $82,814,446 4 Paramount
6 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $6,700,000 -49% 3,201 49 $2,093 $84,772,513 4 Fox
7 Lady Bird $4,543,990 12% 1,194 403 $3,806 $17,089,441 5 A24
8 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4,530,000 3% 1,430 816 $3,168 $13,670,520 8 Fox Searchlight
9 The Star $3,995,000 -42% 2,822 -15 $1,416 $27,274,653 3 Sony / Columbia
10 A Bad Moms Christmas $3,480,000 -29% 2,251 -55 $1,546 $64,831,823 5 STX Entertainment
11 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $1,935,000 -56% 1,669 0 $1,159 $9,503,090 3 Sony Pictures

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Man Who Invented Christmas $863,053 -36% 673 47 $1,282 $3,150,474 2 Bleecker Street
2 Marshall $242,934 302% 651 540 $373 $9,145,162 8 Open Road
3 Jigsaw $220,000 -41% 301 -82 $731 $37,600,988 6 Lionsgate
4 Loving Vincent $211,071 -23% 161 14 $1,311 $5,501,566 11 Good Deed Entertainment
5 The Florida Project $129,240 -57% 120 -44 $1,077 $4,873,123 9 A24
6 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $106,000 -43% 212 -36 $500 $47,164,878 7 Lionsgate
7 Last Flag Flying $100,000 -37% 110 12 $909 $816,844 5 Lionsgate
8 The Foreigner $76,000 9% 130 26 $585 $34,216,587 8 STX Entertainment
9 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $65,300 -41% 163 -10 $401 $100,050,714 11 Fox
10 Victoria & Abdul $65,000 -47% 131 -13 $496 $22,037,050 11 Focus Features
11 Despicable Me 3 $63,000 -46% 152 -9 $414 $264,477,440 23 Universal
12 Novitiate $52,875 -36% 163 43 $324 $468,545 6 Sony Pictures Classics
13 My Little Pony: The Movie $44,000 17% 180 61 $244 $21,871,030 9 Lionsgate
14 Happy Death Day $40,000 -41% 100 -31 $400 $55,627,750 8 Universal / Blumhouse
15 Let There Be Light $36,300 -72% 121 -78 $300 $7,112,328 6 Atlas

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Disaster Artist $1,220,831 19 $64,254 $1,220,831 1 New Line / A24
2 Titanic 20th Anniversary $415,000 87 $4,770 $415,000 1 Paramount / Fox
3 Call Me by Your Name $281,280 -32% 4 0 $70,320 $908,175 2 Sony Pictures Classics
4 The Shape of Water $166,800 2 $83,400 $166,800 1 Fox Searchlight
5 Wonder Wheel $140,555 5 $28,111 $140,555 1 Amazon
6 My Friend Dahmer $140,000 -1% 90 15 $1,556 $939,294 5 FilmRise
7 Darkest Hour $109,000 -38% 4 0 $27,250 $412,481 2 Focus Features
8 Jane $73,286 -12% 49 -2 $1,496 $1,253,205 7 Abramorama
9 The Killing of a Sacred Deer $40,787 -40% 41 -18 $995 $2,192,176 7 A24
10 The Breadwinner $39,641 41% 43 34 $922 $105,949 3 GKIDS
11 American Made $39,000 -43% 93 -15 $419 $51,270,725 10 Universal
12 Thelma $31,423 142% 36 24 $873 $81,399 4 The Orchard
13 Explosion $20,000 -64% 34 1 $588 $98,212 2 China Lion Film
14 The Other Side Of Hope $17,052 3 $5,684 $17,052 1 Janus Films
15 Faces Places $16,105 8% 13 -1 $1,239 $520,758 9 Cohen Media Group
16 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $8,000 1 $8,000 $8,000 2 Zeitgeist
17 Big Time $7,571 2 $3,786 $7,571 1 Abramorama
18 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $4,471 188% 10 3 $447 $83,993 7 The Orchard
19 Leap! $4,064 -81% 29 -39 $140 $21,856,466 15 The Weinstein Company
20 Wind River $2,555 -60% 9 -6 $284 $33,799,768 18 The Weinstein Company
21 No Greater Love $811 2 $406 $30,734 4 Atlas Distribution
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