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Weekend Box Office: Coco Reigns Supreme as Top Five Repeat

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By Chris Kavan - 12/03/17 at 06:49 PM CT

With no new wide releases in theaters, the top five this weekend was a carbon copy of last weekend. Coco held on on to the top spot handily, with Justice League once again taking the runner-up position. But there were some new movies as The Disaster Artist and The Shape of Water, both of which looked very good in limited release. And it was continued good news for Oscar hopefuls Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - neither of which hit the top five, but both of which continue to play strong for awards season hopefuls (and also the only two films that gained and audience week over week as they added more theaters). But it was still a rather quiet weekend - and next week is likely to bring more of the same.


Coco stayed atop the chart and, with just a 48.6% drop, had a better second weekend hold than Moana (down 50%) and Tangled (down 56%), adding $26.1 million to its total, which easily topped the $100 million mark with a new $108.6 million total. Both those two previous films topped $200 million and it looks like Coco will have no trouble matching those performances. Things look even better on the international front where Coco posted an increase in six overseas market in its second weekend. The standout is China, where it posted an 148% increase and had the second-best second weekend behind only Zootopia. It has posted 75.6 million in China alone - the third-best total for any Pixar/Disney film. It has earned $171 million overseas, with quite a few markets yet on the horizon. There is little in the way of competition for Coco until Star Wars hits, so it should keep rolling quite easily in the next week.


Justice League is flirting with $200 million, even as it dropped nearly 60% in its third weekend. With $16.58 million, Justice League sits at $197.33 million. It also added $35.7 million overseas with an international total of $370.1 million and a global total of $567 million. Now, for most films, those numbers would make studios smile - but Justice League is not just any film - it is supposed to be DC's answer to The Avengers and, with a rumored $300 million cost due to reshoots, a global total of under $700 million is a pretty big letdown. It's not going to stop the DCU in its tracks, but it's not going to do future installments any favors. Expectations were high and, unfortunately, Justice League just couldn't reach them.


Wonder continued its great run, dropping about 45% for a $12.5 million weekend and a new $88 million total. In short order, Wonder should become Lionsgates biggest film of 2017, as it should have no problem hitting the $100 million mark. Speaking of the $100 million mark, thanks to an international push, it hit $12 million overseas and has topped $100 million worldwide. In the long run, Wonder should have a good shot at topping $150 million domestic, especially if it can turn its good will into a few awards season nominations. Simply put, it's a win all around.


Thor: Ragnarok edged ever closer to the $300 million mark with a $9.1 million weekend (off about 43%) and a new total of $291.4 million. The film has also topped $800 million worldwide as its $16.2 international total pushed the film to $816 million worldwide. It will top that milestone by next weekend (or very shortly after) and should challenge both Iron Man 2 ($312 million) and the original Iron Man ($318 million) for Marvel series supremacy. When compared to Justice League, it looks like Marvel is having the last laugh.


Rounding out the top five, Daddy's Home 2 dipped 43.3% and brought in $7.5 million, raising its total to $82.8 million. While the domestic total looks a bit troubling next to its reported $69 million budget, it did manage to bring in $15 million overseas, and that $117 million global total looks a lot better by comparison. If that budget had been a bit tighter, this would be a much better story, but Daddy's Home 2 should wind up in the black by the time its run is over.

Outside the top five: The Disaster Artist only debuted in 19 theaters, but that was nearly enough for its to sneak into the top 10. It had to settle for 12th place - still an impressive debut, with a $1.22 million total for a $64,254 per-theater average. That is a very good number, but we'll have to wait and see if James Franco, Dave Franco and Seth Rogan can turn this biography about making the most disastrous bad movie can appeal to general audiences when it expands to over 800 theaters next weekend.

The other big limited release belonged to Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water. Premiering in just two theaters, the film brought in $166,800 for a $83,400 per-theater average. Not a record breaker, but still good none-the-less. The film will continued to expand in coming weekends before going wide over the Christmas holiday.

Both Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri added more theaters to their total (403 for Lady Bird, 816 for Three Billboards) and both films jumped over last weekend. Ladybird rose 12%, and made the jump from 11th to 7th place with $4.54 million and a new $17 million total while Three Billboards rose 2.9%, rising from 10th to 8th place with $4.53 million and a new $13.67 million total. Both films have a good shot at awards season glory and should help the bottom line in the long run.

Also of note, Titanic was released in select theaters (87 to be exact) for its 20th Anniversary and made $415,000, for a $4,770 per theater average (beating every film in the top 10 aside from Coco). It also raised its lifelong (domestic) total to just over $659 million.

Next weekend The Disaster Artist will expand and we'll get the comedy Just Getting Started. I highly suspect the top five will look mighty similar to this week once again.


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