Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

$DIS, $TWX, $LGF

The 1st 2 weekends of December are always quiet in terms of major releases as the studios gear up for the year-end deluge of Holiday titles.

Disney and Pixar’s Coco stayed # 1 in its 3rd frame, taking in another $18.3-M and bringing the film’s domestic total to $135.5-M. Overseas, the animated tentpole danced to another $55.3-M for a foreign take of $253-M, and $389.5-M world wide.

Warner Bros. and DC’s Justice League held at # 2 in its 4th weekend with $9.6-M for a domestic total of $212.1-M and a global haul of $613.4-M.

Saturday, Warner’s became the 1st studio this year to clear the $2-B mark at the North American box office.

Disney dominates globally with $5-B+, and Warner’s has now crossed $5-B too.

Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) and Participant Media’s sleeper hit Wonder likewise stayed high up on the chart. The family-friendly film took in $8.5-M in its 3rd frame to pass the $100-M mark domestically. Overseas, Wonder took in $11.4-M from 56 markets for a foreign box office of $29.3-M and $129.6-M worldwide.

Disney and Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, rounding out the Top 5, also achieved a milestone over the weekend upon clearing the $300_ mark in North America for a global box office of $833.2-M.

At the specialty box office

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is the latest specialty release to score at the US box office.

Shooting up the chart to # 4 in its second frame, the dramedy grossed $6.4-M as it expanded nationwide into 840 theaters over the weekend for an early total of $8-M. A24 is handling the film domestically, while New Line/Warner Bros, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) distributes overseas

Disaster Artist trounced the weekend’s only other new nationwide offering, Just Getting Started.

Just Getting Started, which bowed at #10, audiences spurned the film, giving it a C CinemaScore, while its Rotten Tomatoes score is a 11%.

Marking the final title from Broad Green Pictures, Just Getting Started bombed with $3.2-M from 2,161 theaters.

New offerings at the weekend included Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, starring Margot Robbie as figure skater Tonya Harding and Allison Janney as her mother. The movie, which opened in 4 theaters in New York and Los Angeles, posted a per-theater average of $61,400. Neon is distributing I, Tonya.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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