Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M
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Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour staring Gary Oldman opened to rave reviews in NYC and LA
Pixar’s Coco is the latest title from the Disney (NYSE:DIS) animated empire to win the annual Thanksgiving box office, posting a 5-day debut of $71.2-M from 3,987 theaters to score the 4th-best Thanksgiving opening of all time.
The film got an A+ CinemaScore and a strong turnout among Hispanic moviegoers, who made up 36% of all ticket-buyers.
Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX), and DC Entertainment’s Justice League placed # 2 in its 2nd outing, grossing $59.7-M from 4,051 theaters for the 5-day frame and $40.7-M for the 3-day weekend, a 57% decliner.
The Superhero matchup, whose domestic total through Sunday is $171.5-M, continues to trail well behind Thor:Rangarok, that pased the $500-M mark internationally for a global total of $790.1 million
Director Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder continued to attract families. The pic earned a strong $32-M from 3,172 theaters for the 5 days and $22.3-M for the 3-day, bringing its 10-day domestic total to $69.4-M.
Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. came DOA, as it expanded nationwide Wednesday. The film was # 9 with $6.2-M from 1,648 theaters for the 5-day holiday frame.
At the specialty box office
Focus Features’ Winston Churchill pic Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman, debuted Wednesday in 4 theaters in NY and LA. The film grossed $248,000 for a 5-day screen average of $61,944.
Bleecker Street’s The Man Who Invented Christmas, starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer, also opened Wednesday in 626 cinemas and grossed $1.8-M.
Sony Pictures Classics’ (NYSE:SNE) Call Me by Your Name made headlines after debuting Friday in 4 theaters in New York and LA. The critically acclaimed film earned $404,874 for a screen average of $101,219.
Have some fun see a movie this week.