Pixar’s Coco pulled off an easy first place finish over the Thanksgiving weekend, providing families with an alternative to frenzied holiday shopping. The animated film opened strong over the extended holiday weekend, with Box Office Mojo reporting Coco‘s sitting in fourth place on the all-time list of the best five-day Thanksgiving openings. The PG-rated film performed better than anticipated, with only 2013’s Frozen ($93 million), 2016’s Moana ($82 million) and 1999’s Toy Story 2 ($80 million) placing above it on the Thanksgiving openings chart.
Coco earned high marks from critics (it’s currently sitting at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and from ticket buyers, with CinemaScore reporting audiences gave it an A+. Coco should be able to lure in kids and families audience for a few more weeks as the competition in that demographic is slim. Ferdinand, the next major animated film scheduled to hit theaters, doesn’t arrive until December 15th.
Up Next: The Disaster Artist from James Franco, Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed The Shape of Water, and writer/director Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel. All are opening in limited release on December 1st.
Box Office Top 10: November 24-26, 2017
- Coco – $49,000,000
- Justice League – $40,700,000
- Wonder – $22,300,000
- Thor: Ragnarok – $16,800,000
- Daddy’s Home 2 – $13,200,000
- Murder on the Orient Express – $13,000,000
- The Star – $6,900,000
- A Bad Moms Christmas – $5,000,000
- Roman J Israel, Esq – $4,500,000
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $4,400,000