‘Coco’ Tops Box Office Again in Quiet Week


A scene from “Coco,” which crossed $100 million at the domestic box office.

Pixar/Disney, via Associated Press

In a quiet post-Thanksgiving week at the movies before the holiday surge, “Coco” held the top spot at the box office, racing past $100 million in its second week in theaters.

With no new wide-release movies over the weekend, the well-reviewed and culturally resonant “Coco” was number one with $26.1 million domestically. Globally, the film surged to a total gross of $280 million; it opened at number one in France, Spain, and Germany and continued to thrive in China and Mexico, where it became the first film to cross one billion pesos (with a total gross of $55.6 million).

The movie, which follows a Mexican boy into the underworld, represents another smash for Disney, which crossed $5 billion globally for the third consecutive year, according to a representative. And Disney isn’t done yet: “The Last Jedi” is expected to be a transformative force at the box office when it opens Dec. 15.

Justice League,” from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, fell off sharply in its third weekend, taking in $16.5 million, according to comScore, which compiles box office data. The tepidly reviewed movie is nevertheless on the brink of cracking a total of $200 million domestically.

Modestly scaled movies performed well. Lionsgate’s “Wonder,” a family movie starring Julia Roberts, came in third with $12.5 million, bringing its total to $88 million. “Wonder” cost $20 million to make.

The Disaster Artist,” from the studio A24, James Franco’s retelling of the creation of the notoriously bad movie “The Room,” was a huge hit in limited release, taking in $1.2 million from just 19 theaters, for an average of $64,254 per theater. Another A24 film, “Lady Bird,” saw a 12 percent bump as it arrived in 400 additional theaters. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan (who hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend), sits at a perfect 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregation site, and now has reached $17.1 million total.

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