'Coco' Wins Third Straight Box Office Title

Angelo Anderson
December 13, 2017

Again facing no competition from a new, wide release, "Coco" cruises to a third consecutive victory at the U.S. weekend box office.

The acclaimed animated feature added $18 million to its domestic ticket sales tally, bringing its tally to $135 million.

In 2016, Disney won out the final six weeks of calendar box-office reports with a strategy for domination: End the year with a family-friendly animated film starring a young hero's journey, followed by a "Star Wars" title. The third Thor movie was a key factor in November's box office staying ahead of the same month previous year.

Other imported titles vying for a foothold included shark thriller 47 Meters Down, which opened with $4.2 million, and Columbia Pictures' firefighter saga Only the fearless, which opened with a fizzle of just $860,000. "Justice League" made $9.5 million and now sits with a domestic total of $212 million. That said, it seems likely for around $250 million to $255 million and in terms of worldwide gross, it should be able to hit the $700 million mark that is its reported break-even point. Globally, DC's latest misfire has collected $613.3 million.

Trailing "Coco" over the domestic weekend were "Justice League" ($9.6 million), "Wonder" ($8.5 million), "The Disaster Artist" ($6.4 million) and "Thor: Ragnarok" ($6.3 million). The $20 million underdog has also been received very well overseas, where it now has $29.3 million. "The Disaster Artist" went from 19 screens last weekend to 840 (!) this weekend, and it proved to be the right move.

Opening in third place, Hong Kong crime thriller The Big Call, directed by Oxide Pang, brought in $5.7 million.

Paramount's fifth weekend of "Daddy's Home 2" finished sixth with $6 million at 3,263 locations, down only 21%, to lift its 31-day total to $91.2 million. It stands at $301.1 million, to be precise. Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones' recent film Just Getting Started squeaked into the domestic box office's top 10 with $3.2 million. It couldn't crack the Top 5 and barely managed to make it into the Top 10. Playing on 2,161 screens, it pulled just $3.1 million, a measly $1,472 per-screen average and a tenth place debut. With a budget of $22 million, this is an undeniable flop. Despite the strong opening, word is that the film won't expand widely until January.

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