Coco wins Thanksgiving box office, Justice League reaches $481M worldwide
Disney•Pixar‘s Coco won the five-day Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $71.2 million from 3,987 theaters, with $49 million of the total coming from the Friday-to-Sunday period. The debut makes Coco the fourth-highest Thanksgiving opener ever and gives Disney 10 of the top 11 openings all-time for Thanksgiving. The film received an excellent A+ CinemaScore from audiences. Internationally, the movie added $30.7 million this weekend to take its international sum to $82.2 million and worldwide total to $153.4 million. Coco enjoyed a strong opening in China with $18.2 million over the three-day weekend, making it the second-highest opening ever for a Disney•Pixar release behind only Zootopia. In Mexico, Coco has now earned a record Mexico $53.4 million. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League added $59.6 million over the five-day Thanksgiving box office in second place for a domestic total of $171.5 million after two weeks. The comic book movie is playing in 4,051 North American theaters and earned $40.7 million from Friday to Sunday. Internationally, Justice League ranked No. 1 again with $72.2 million from about 31,450 screens in 66 markets, bringing its overseas total to $309.8 million and worldwide sum to $481.3 million. Of the international markets, China is on top with $83.1 million, followed by Brazil with $24.9 million, Mexico with $18.2 million, the UK with $16.6 million, and Korea with $12 million. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons.
In third place, Lionsgate’s Wonder earned $32 million for the five days and $22.3 million over the weekend for a total of $69.4 million in North America. Playing in 3,172 theaters and directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Noah Jupe.
The fourth spot belonged to Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $24.3 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday ($16.8 million for the weekend) to push its domestic total to $277.5 million after four weeks. Overseas, the film earned another $11 million and has now reached $512.6 million. That’s a worldwide total of $790.1 million. The first Thor earned $449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $644.5 million globally. Made for $180 million, the Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Rounding out the top five was Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home 2, directed by Sean Anders and starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Mel Gibson. The sequel, produced for $69 million, collected $18.6 million for the five days ($13.3 million over the weekend) and has earned $72.7 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the comedy grossed $13.8 million this weekend in 24 markets and has now grossed $15 million. In 2015, the first Daddy’s Home earned $150 million domestically and $92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $242.8 million.
20th Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express took in $18.6 million for the five days ($13 million this weekend) in sixth place and has now grossed $74.2 million domestically. Overseas, the film collected $17.2 million from 62 markets, driving its international total to $122.6 million and global total to $196.8 million. Made for $55 million and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel features a large ensemble cast that includes Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Sir Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Sergei Polunin, and Willem Dafoe.
Sony’s AFFIRM Films and Walden Media’s faith-based The Star earned $9.5 million over the five-day holiday ($6.9 million this weekend) in the seventh spot and has earned $22 million after two weeks. Costing $20 million to make, the film features the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
In eighth, STXfilms’ A Bad Moms Christmas grossed $6.8 million ($5 million for the weekend) and is up to $59.8 million. Internationally, the sequel brought in $4 million and has reached $33 million, for a global total of $92.8 million. Last year, the first Bad Moms took in $113.3 million in North America and $70.7 million overseas, for a global sum of $183.9 million. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the $28 million-budgeted A Bad Moms Christmas stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon.
Columbia Pictures’ Roman J. Israel, Esq. took in $6.2 million for the five-day holiday weekend (a $4.5 million weekend) in ninth place, for a $6.27 million domestic cume. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the Denzel Washington-starrer was made for $22 million.
In tenth place, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri added $5.8 million for the five days and $4.4 million over the weekend to take its total to $7.6 million. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh, the movie stars Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samantha Weaving, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage.