Weekend Report: ‘Coco’ Celebrates $48.4M 3-Day/$70.6M 5-Day Debut; ‘Justice League’ Adds $40.5M 3-Day Sophomore Frame; ‘Wonder’ Stays Strong at $21.8M

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 Good Dinosaur two years ago. The film remains on track for a three-day weekend of $48.4 million, which would give it an overall five-day bow of $70.6 million as strong reviews and early positive word of mouth drive the studio’s latest animated hit.

Justice League landed in a somewhat close second place yesterday with another $16.5 million, bringing its eight-day domestic haul to $147.3 million. The DCEU film is running 14 percent ahead of where last year’s Fantastic Beasts stood at the same point. Its three-day sophomore frame should tally around $40.5 million.

Wonder added $8.73 million on Friday, giving it an excellent $55.86 million through just eight days of play. The sleeper hit adaptation is on pace for a second weekend around $21.8 million.

Thor: Ragnarok continues to perform well into the holiday season with another $6.641 million on Friday, giving the Marvel blockbuster $267.3 million earned stateside thus far. Look for a weekend around $16.7 million.

Murder on the Orient Express rounded out the top five with $5.23 million yesterday, bringing its 15-day domestic total up to $66.45 million as it chugs along toward a third frame of $13 million.

Meanwhile, Roman J. Israel added $1.8 million from 1,669 locations, giving it $3.56 million total through eight days; Three Billboards earned another $1.615 million from 614 locations for a new tally of $4.84 million; Lady Bird took in $1.51 million from 791 locations for an updated total of $8.17 million; The Man Who Invented Christmas has taken in $958,032 in three days after a $505,708 Friday from 626 theaters; and last but not least, Darkest Hour banked $61,000 from 4 locations on Friday for a three-day total of $132,000.

A mixture of three-day estimates from the studios and Boxoffice are below. Updated estimates to follow on Sunday with actuals on Monday.

WIDE (1000+)
# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. WKS. DIST.
1 Coco $48,400,000 3987 $12,139 1 Disney
2 Justice League $40,500,000 -57% 4051 $9,998 2 Warner Bros.
3 Wonder (2017) $21,800,000 -21% 3172 $6,873 2 Lionsgate
4 Thor: Ragnarok $16,700,000 -23% 3281 $5,090 4 Disney
5 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $13,000,000 -6% 3152 $4,124 3 Fox
6 Daddy’s Home 2 $12,500,000 -13% 3518 $3,553 3 Paramount
7 The Star $7,100,000 -28% 2837 $2,503 2 Sony / Columbia
8 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $4,800,000 7642% 1648 $2,913 2 Sony Pictures
9 A Bad Moms Christmas $4,760,000 -32% 2306 $2,064 4 STX Entertainment
LIMITED (100 — 999)
# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. WKS. DIST.
1 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $4,400,000 299% 614 $7,166 7 Fox Searchlight
2 Lady Bird $4,000,000 59% 791 $5,057 4 A24
3 The Man Who Invented Christmas $1,300,000 626 $2,077 1 Bleecker Street
4 Jigsaw $345,000 -68% 383 $901 5 Lionsgate
5 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $190,000 -60% 248 $766 6 Lionsgate
6 Despicable Me 3 $110,000 -12% 161 $683 22 Universal
7 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $102,000 -43% 173 $590 10 Fox
8 The Mountain Between Us $95,000 -16% 167 $569 8 20th Century Fox
9 American Made $67,000 -57% 108 $620 9 Universal
10 Marshall $60,000 -56% 111 $541 7 Open Road
11 Happy Death Day $59,000 -74% 131 $450 7 Universal / Blumhouse
12 My Little Pony: The Movie $30,000 -77% 119 $252 8 Lionsgate
PLATFORM (1 — 99)
# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. WKS. DIST.
1 Darkest Hour $155,000 4 $38,750 1 Focus Features

===

Wednesday Report: Disney reports this morning that Pixar’s Coco bowed to $2.3 million from opening night shows on Tuesday, setting the pace for a strong five-day opening over the Thanksgiving holiday. By comparison, Coco clocked in just 11.5 percent behind Moana‘s $2.6 million launch last year, while doubling The Good Dinosaur‘s $1.3 million. For additional reference, Frozen opened to $1.2 million in 2013 — although that was before the now-significant popularity of opening night shows. All three films opened on the Tuesday night/Wednesday before Thanksgiving, making comps relatively straightforward with both Moana and Good Dinosaur.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. reports Justice League added $10.55 million on Tuesday, marking an expected 41 percent increase from Monday and bringing its domestic haul up to $111.9 million through five days of release.

For more on what to expect from the Thanksgiving weekend box office, check out our forecast and follow Boxoffice on Twitter for daily earnings updates.

Shawn Robbins

0 Comments

No comments!

There are no comments yet, but you can be first to comment this article.

Leave reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *