The animated film pulled in $71.2 million during its first week in theaters while Justice League brought in $59.7 million. It’s an impressive win for Disney but still trails behind other titles including Frozen ($93.6 million), Moana ($82.1 million), and Toy Story ($80.1 million), according to Entertainment Weekly.
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) during the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Coco‘s cast features Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and Alanna Ubach.
Coco opened soon after Pixar’s John Lasseter announced that he’s taking a six-month leave after acknowledging painful missteps that made employees feel uncomfortable, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, DC’s superhero movie Justice League pulled in $40.7 million taking the second spot Thanksgiving weekend. Overall, Justice League has made more than $480 million worldwide, which isn’t a bad figure.
The top five movies at the US box office this weekend include Coco, Justice League, Wonder, Thor: Ragnarok, and Daddy’s Home 2.
Here are the top 5 movies at the US box office from Nov. 24-26, according to ComScore.
1. Coco — $49 million ($71.2 million five-day)
2. Justice League — $40.7 million ($63 million five-day)
3. Wonder — $22.3 million ($32.3 million five-day)
4. Thor: Ragnarok — $16.8 million ($24.3 million five-day)
5. Daddy’s Home 2 — $13.3 million ($18.6 million five-day)
6. Murder on the Orient Express — $13 million ($18.6 million five-day)
7. The Star — $6.9 million ($9.5 million five-day)
8. A Bad Moms Christmas — $5 million ($6.8 million five-day)
9. Roman J. Israel Esq. — $4.5 million ($6.2 million five-day)
10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri — $4.4 million ($$5.9 million five-day)