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.
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.
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