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– by Seth McDonald

With mixed reviews and a less than expected weekend box-office take, Justice League has, like other DC films before it, developed a love or hate relationship with critics and fans. And the struggle won’t end just after this past initial weekend. Justice League will face stiff competition this coming Thanksgiving weekend when Pixar’s new film, Coco, hits theaters.

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Going off of industry estimates, it is possible that Coco may best Justice League at the theaters this weekend. Justice League’s second weekend is estimated to bring in around $60-65 million dollars, while Coco is tracking for $55-60 million over five days. Already coming in under its opening estimates, Justice League may be knocked off the top spot at the box office after just one week. For DC, this would be disappointing to say the least, but would be a triumph for Coco and Pixar.

Coco’s aesthetic is truly gorgeous and is arguably Pixar’s most beautiful film. The film’s appeal spreads far and wide, including over most all age demographics, so I think Coco has a real shot at this, and as much as I love the Justice League, comics, and superheroes, you have to root for the underdog, right?

Plus, when all said and done, there is a high probability that the analysts are underestimating the Latino population that may come out in droves to see Coco. While the crossover between Justice League and Coco may not be huge, Coco may very well bring out folks who don’t normally head to the theaters, and that could spell trouble for the DC film.

Do you think Coco will beat Justice League at the box office this weekend? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Deadline

  • 2 Left Thumbs

    Coco will absolutely take 1st place.

    There is no way Justice League under performs this much and then ONLY has a 30-40% drop in it’s second weekend. It’s drop will be closer to 60-65% (maybe there’s where the author got those numbers?) But that means JL will only earn around $40M in it’s second weekend.

    So if those numbers for Coco are accurate, it will take first place by a mile. In fact it is likely to over perform from people skipping over Justice League!

  • TheOct8pus

    I’d rather see this than JL

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Why not both?

      • TheOct8pus

        I’ll see both for sure, but if I had to choose between a beautiful, original animated movie and a Zack Snyder superhero sequel animated movie, I’d pick Coco

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Cocoleoko mama Coco we will go
    Cocoleoko DC crying for days
    Let’s edit some more, make it Whedeonesque some more
    Let’s edit some more, DC crying for days

  • Kronx

    It will likely take the lead, but I think Coco’s going to be a disappointment, despite the good reviews.

    The trailers are underwhelming, and that might have been okay for a Pixar film in 2010, but that name has lost weight over the last seven years.

    Also, Coco is billed as a cultural celebration film loosely based around Day of the Dead, but it’s coming out on Thanksgiving. That’s going to confuse the Red States. It’s tough to bridge a cultural divide on a holiday.

    I hope it does well, but I just keep thinking about Kubo and the Two Strings. That’s sitting at 97% on RT and bombed.

  • Victor Roa

    I think we are back to Fantastic Beasts again, another WB film released before a Disney/Pixar film Moana. And incidentally, Dr Strange was also a few weeks before, huh, coincidence?