‘Coco’ prevails over ‘Justice League’ for second true week

In a exhausted post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s “Coco” remained the top film for the second true week while a series of Oscar contenders packaged theaters in specialty release.

“Coco” again simply led all films with $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed charcterised story formed on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has dominated new releases both domestically and abroad. It has already racked up a global sum of $280 million, including record-breaking totals in Mexico and an considerable $75.6 million in China.

With no major far-reaching releases, Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” also held in second place with $16.6 million in its third weekend. With a domestic sum of $197.3 million in 3 weeks, the DC Comics superhero team-up recover isn’t going to locate Marvel’s “Thor Ragnarok.” The better-received “Thor” supplement has valid distant mightier, with scarcely $300 million in 5 weeks of release.

The family film “Wonder,” about a fifth-grade child (Jacob Tremblay) with facial abnormalities, further stayed in third with $12.5 million. The sleeper hit of the season, also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, has taken in $88 million in 3 weeks for Lionsgate.

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Among new releases, many successful was James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.” The comedy non-stop with $1.2 million on 19 screens, good for a per-screen normal of $64,254. The film, destined by and starring Franco, is about the making of the infamously bad cult film “The Room.”

With many studios staying transparent forward of the imminent recover of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (which some forecasts brace for a $200-million debut), much of the weekend’s movement was with awards-season releases. They helped drive the weekend to the biggest post-Thanksgiving weekend in 5 years, according to comScore.

Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” which spent the week collecting honors from the New York Film Critics Circle, the Gotham Awards and the National Board of Review, combined 403 theaters, for a sum of 1,194. The A24 release, starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, warranted $4.5 million, bringing its sum to $17.1 million.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water,” an acclaimed monster-movie anticipation from executive Guillermo del Toro, non-stop in two New York theaters with $167,000. (The $83,400 per-screen normal ranks as among the best of the year.) Searchlight’s “Thee Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri,” also stretched to 1,630 screens and grossed $4.5 million. The Frances McDormand-led film has grossed $13.7 million.

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The coming-of-age story “Call Me By Your Name,” which surfaced the Gotham Awards on Monday, remained in very singular recover — 4 theaters — and pulled in an glorious per-screen normal of $67,000. The Sony Pictures Classics last weekend debuted with the top screen-average of the year. The film’s immature star, Timothee Chalamet, has emerged as one the heading best-actor contenders.

Also of note: Woody Allen’s latest, “Wonder Wheel,” non-stop with $140,555 in 5 theaters; Focus Feature’s Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” took in $106,000 in 4 theaters; and the 20th anniversary recover of “Titanic” grossed $415,000 in 87 theaters.

Estimated sheet sales for Friday by Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest general numbers for Friday by Sunday are also included. Final domestic total will be expelled Monday.

1. “Coco,” $26.1 million ($69 million international).

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2. “Justice League,” $16.6 million.

3. “Wonder,” $12.5 million.

4. “Thor: Ragnarok,” $9.7 million.

5. “Daddy’s Home 2,” $7.5 million.

6. “Murder on the Orient Express,” $6.7 million.

7. “Lady Bird,” $4.5 million.

8. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” $4.5 million.

9. “The Star,” $4 million.

10. A Bad Moms Christmas,” $3.5 million.

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