Since Justice League ended last weekend just shy of $94 million, some film fans have been wondering if Pixar’s next offering, Coco, would actually top the superhero team-up in its second weekend. After all, big budget movies tend to suffer substantial drops in their second weekends, and with Coco tracking around $60 million, it would be a close call.
However, Variety is now reporting that Coco has a slight edge over Justice League on the domestic front. According to the outlet, it’s on track to take in $70 million for the Wednesday to Sunday Thanksgiving holiday — with around $12 million making up Wednesday. Given the amazing reception, it looks like the film is performing better than expected.
By contrast, Justice League is being forecast to make around $60 to $65 million over the same time period.
However, there is one factor that is impossible to account for, and that’s Pixar head John Lasseter. It was reported yesterday by THR that the iconic animation figure has been accused of inappropriate behavior towards women. In fact, like many folks in Hollywood, this was apparently something of an open secret at Pixar, and Lasseter was well known for kissing women, hugging them, and groping them while sitting next to them in meetings.
Will this revelation have an effect on the bottom line? We’ll have to wait and see. But given the sheer number of people who have worked on the movie, we certainly hope audiences are willing to look past Lasseter and enjoy the movie for the great film it is.
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