Disney and Pixar’s Coco has just hit another big milestone. According to Deadline, the family-focused animated film has just passed $500 million worldwide. This puts Coco ahead of Toy Story 2, which topped out at $497.4 million worldwide back in the late-1990s, and behind movies like Wall-E and Brave.
While the movie may have only performed just okay domestically (around $165 million), it’s brought in a hefty $330 million-plus in foreign markets, including ridiculous numbers in countries like Mexico and China (the film performed substantially better than even Star Wars: The Force Awakens did in China).
While it may seem like Coco is circling the drain, it still has a handful of major markets it still needs to open in, including Australia, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, and Japan. When all said and done, we wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up beating out films like Brave, and maybe even Monsters, Inc., which hit $543.4 million worldwide.
While $500 million may not seem like a huge deal, its staying power in theaters proves just how great word of mouth is when the story is strong. Are you excited to see Coco breaking $500 million? Around how much do you think it’ll end up making? Let us know your thoughts down below!