Disney•Pixar’s critically acclaimed animated film Coco retained its hold on the top spot at the box office over the December 1-3, 2017 weekend. Coco‘s repeat win wasn’t a surprise as the studios basically bailed on the weekend, with no major releases hitting theaters on December 1st. Films with awards buzz, including Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and The Disaster Artist, opened or expanded in limited release, however the big studios took the weekend after the extended Thanksgiving holiday off from launching new movies.
Coco won’t be facing any real competition on December 8th, either, with Broad Green Pictures’ Just Getting Started starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, and Rene Russo the only scheduled new wide release. It’s not until Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15th that the box office will spring back to life. December 15th is also the release date of Fox’s animated comedy, Ferdinand, featuring the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, and Anthony Anderson.
Box Office Top 10: December 1-3, 2017
- Coco – $26,114,000
- Justice League – $16,580,000
- Wonder – $12,500,000
- Thor: Ragnarok – $9,659,000
- Daddy’s Home 2 – $7,500,000
- Murder on the Orient Express – $6,700,000
- Lady Bird – $4,543,990
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $4,530,000
- The Star – $4,000,000
- A Bad Moms Christmas – $3,480,000
The “Coco” Plot: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.