HOLLYWOOD—The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is all about family and it was all about family-friendly movies which dominated the box-office. The Pixar adventure “Coco” leaped to the top spot with an impressive $71 million haul over the holiday weekend. During the three-day weekend the flick earned $49 million, and from Wednesday-Thursday earned over $22 million. The movie earned rave reviews from critics and moviegoers alike, so expect it to have strong legs in theaters during the coming weeks.
Dropping to second place was last weekend’s champ grossing a little over $59 million during the five-day stretch. The comic book adventure has since amounted $171 million domestically. While not the massive hit so many expected in the United States, the film continues to draw in big bucks overseas where it took in over $72 million. I hate to say it, but “Justice League” is not “Marvel’s The Avengers” people!
Proving that the right mix of drama, real-life and charm can tug at one’s heartstrings was “Wonder” which nabbed $32 million to land in third place. The flick has since earned close to $70 million in just 2 weeks in theaters. “Thor: Ragnarok” dropped to fourth place with $16.8 million to bring its domestic tally just over $277 million after 4 weeks at the multiplex.
Rounding out the top five was the comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” with $13.3 million. The sequel has since earned over $72 million at the global box-office. The only other new release of the weekend, “Roman J. Israel, Esq” didn’t fare as well with only $6.3 million during the holiday weekend. The flick which stars Denzel Washington is considered an awards contender, especially Washington who could be a contender in the Best Actor race in the coming weeks. With no major flicks opening this weekend, expect “Coco” to have strong legs, until “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” arrives to dominate audiences on December 15.