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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This Thanksgiving saw the wide release of Pixar’s Coco, and both this film and Justice League (which premiered last weekend) went head-to-head for the top spot.

Coming out on top was Coco with $49 million over the three-day weekend, and $71.2 million over the entire five-day holiday. The film likely has a budget from around $175 million to $200 million. While this doesn’t sound fantastic when just looking at the numbers, Pixar films have a history of having relatively miniscule drops in second and third weekends, meaning it is likely to make more money down the line (not to mention merchandising and everything else). Plus, the buzz for this one is through the roof (with its 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes), and given its all around excellent reception, it’s doing quite well for itself.

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In second place is Justice League, with $40.7 million over the three-day weekend, and $60 million over the five-day. This has resulted in a respectable 56.6 percent drop from its first weekend. While this isn’t great for a film that’s already underwhelming at the box office, it is a step up from Batman v Superman’s 69 percent drop. Perhaps both Justice League and Coco will continue going head to head until Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters. This can result in decent numbers for both going forward, should audiences continue to come out to the theaters, despite the lack of big films hitting. So far, Justice League has made $481 million worldwide, and when all said and done, it’ll likely need to hit $700 million to break even, based on previous reports.

In third place is the drama Wonder, which dropped only 19 percent from its first weekend, proving that word of mouth is king in the industry.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 26, are below.

  1. Coco – Disney – $49.0M
  2. Justice League – Warner Bros. – $40.7M
  3. Wonder – Lionsgate – $22.3M
  4. Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $16.8M
  5. Daddy’s Home 2 – Paramount – $13.3M
  6. Murder on the Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $13.0M
  7. Star, The – Sony – $6.9M
  8. Bad Moms Christmas, A – STX Entertainment – $5.0M
  9. Roman J. Isreal, Esq. – Sony – $4.5M
  10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Fox Searchlight – $4.4M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 26, are below.

  1. Justice League – Warner Bros. – $112.9M
  2. Coco – Disney – $79.7M
  3. Murder On The Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $30.2M
  4. Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $27.8M
  5. Daddy’s Home 2 – Paramount – $27.1M
  6. Wonder – Lionsgate – $23.6M
  7. Manhunt – Multiple – $11.6M
  8. Swindlers, The – Showbox – $10.5M
  9. Paddington 2 – Multiple – $9.1M
  10. Bad Moms Christmas, A – STX Entertainment – $9.0M

What do you think of this weekend performance? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Variety, Box Office Mojo, comScore

  • Kratos

    as i’ve said before, i’ll be shocked if JL can recoup its reported 300 mil budget in US ticket sales alone…i guesstimate it will top out in the 250-275 range. well WB suits….looking forward i’m sure the superhero film that everyone has really been clamoring for, next years “aquaman” will easily outperform JL / eye roll

  • Victor Roa

    Wow, that’s even better than Moana, which also Opened wih a lack luster WB film Fantastic Beasts which also dropped. Awesome news

  • David E

    What the hell were they thinking? Let’s release a mega budget movie that we have little faith in, knowing it will be released between a Marvel movie that had an awesome trailer and a Pixar release! What could go wrong? Oh well WB can write off the loss.

  • TheOct8pus

    I’m hoping to check out Coco this week. Maybe my kids will wanna go too….

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.