Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

$DIS, $FOX, $AMZN

Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake opened at speciality box office in NY and LA

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ also faring well in its debut at the specialty box office as awards season heats up.

Nothing new or good resulted in a flat weekend at the North American box office.

Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar’s Coco continued to make magic in its 2nd weekend, grossing a $26.1-M for a 10-day domestic total of $108.7-M. It also topped the foreign chart with $69-M for an early foreign tally of $171.3-M and $280-M world wide.

Disney scored a 2nd major victory as Thor: Ragnorak hammered past the $800-M worldwide mark, finishing Sunday with $816.4-M at the box office.

Justice League followed in 2nd place domestically with $16.6-M for a total of $197.3-M to date, and a current global box office take of $567.4-M.

Wonder, which placed 3rd in North America with $12.5-M for a $88-M gross thus far.

Thor followed with $9.7-M, while Daddy’s Home 2 rounded out the Top 5 with $7.5-M for a total $82.8-M.

Though light, NA box office revenue was +6% over the same frame in Y 2016. Helping to fuel the uptick were a number of specialty titles either opening to strong numbers, or doing respectible holdover business.

Lady Bird (A24) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight), both of which expanded into more than 1,000 theaters, tied for seventh place with $4.5-M each. The order will be determined Monday morning. Lady Bird has now earned $17.1-M domestically, while Three Billboards‘ tally is $13.7-M.

The Disaster Artist debuted in 19 theaters, grossing $1.2-M for a screen average of $64,254, becoming 1 of only 6 films opening in more than 10 theaters to post a screen average of $60,000 or more.

The critically acclaimed pic, from A24, recounts the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 film The Room, considered one of the worst movies ever made.

Opening in 2 theaters in June 2003, The Room earned roughly $1,200, but subsequently became a cult favorite for being so awful.

Guillermo del Toro and Searchlight’s critical darling Shape of Water opened to $166,800 in 2 theaters in New York for a promising location average of $83,400, the top average of the frame.

Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, the 1st Amazon Studios (NASDAQ:AMZN) movie distributed directly into theaters, stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake.

The 1950’s piece debuted to $140,555 in 5 theaters for a screen average of $28,111.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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