Coco's five-day bow - $49 million of which comes from the Friday-Sunday frame - marks the fourth-highest Thanksgiving opening ever, not adjusting for inflation, behind Frozen ($93.6 million), Moana ($82.1 million), and Toy Story 2 ($80.1 million). Disney and Pixar's vibrant Día de los Muertos-themed animated musical is on track to debut with an estimated $71.2 million in the USA and Canada over the long holiday weekend, easily displacing last week's box office champ, the struggling superhero team-up Justice League.
"Justice League", the fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe, has finished its first eight days with a cumulative $147.3 million domestic total after opening with a B+ CinemaScore.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco received glowing reviews from critics (it's now rated 96% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes) and a coveted A-plus CinemaScore from moviegoers, suggesting that word of mouth should be strong.
"Coco", directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, is based on the traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico and centers on a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a musician and explores his family history in the Land of the Dead. The studio has not released a price for the movie. The latter figure represents a 57 percent decline from an underwhelming first weekend and doesn't bode particularly well for the uneven DC Extended Universe, which Justice League was meant to be the standard-bearer for.
Grandma, teen who went viral after texting mishap meet for 2nd Thanksgiving
The pair remained in contact since last year's dinner, and Jamal said he now thought of Ms Dench as an adopted grandmother. Hinton, then 17 years old, was bewildered by the message from an unknown number, so he asked who was extending the invite.
Pixar's "Coco" is off to a strong start at the box office, finishing the weekend with an estimated five-day total of $72 million from 3,987 screens, with a three-day weekend total of $50 million. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be as much as $300 million.
"Wonder" continued its surprising run for Lionsgate by taking in $32 million over five days to win third place. The film, which stars Jacob Tremblay as a fifth grader with a facial deformity, has a modest $20 million budget.
Some flicks are struggling at the box office, though; Denzel Washington stars in Roman J. Israel, Esq. right now, and it just can't quite get off the ground, sitting at just $6.5 million from 1,648 theaters over the five-day weekend period.
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