LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – The Disney-Pixar animated comedy "Coco" is easily repeated as the North American box office winner with a solid $ 26.1 million in 3,987 locations over a moderate weekend.
The third weekend of Warner Bros.-DC The "Justice League" of Entertainment finished in second place with $ 16.7 million in 3,820 sites, with the tentacle of superhero falling 60%.
The "Wonder" of Lionsgate continued to perform well with $ 12.5 million in 3,449 places to be in third place followed by the fifth frame of "Thor: Ragnarok" by Disney-Marvel with $ 9.7 million in 3,148 sites, the fourth end of "Daddy & # 39; s Home 2" from Paramount "With $ 7 million in 3,403 places and the fourth weekend of Fox's" Murder in the Orient Express "with $ 6,7 million in 3,201 screens.  The contestants of the "Lady Bird" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" awards tied for seventh with $ 4.5 million each. "Lady Bird" by A24 expanded by 403 sites to 1,194 and "Three Billboards" Fox Searchlight doubled its route to 1,430 screens.
The main studios chose to rely on the relics during the session and resisted any wide openings.A24 generated a strong performance due to its limited release of James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" with $ 1.2 million in 19 locations for an average of $ 64,254 per screen. Fox Searchlight's "The Shape of Water" saw an impressive $ 166,800 in two theaters and Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" debuted with a solid $ 140,555 at five sites through Amazon.
The second Sony Clbadics weekend of "Call Me by Your Name" posted a stellar $ 281,280 on four screens for a total of 10 days of $ 908,175. He won the best feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27.
"Coco" has now received $ 108.7 million in its first 12 days after a 47% decrease since its opening. The film, based on the traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico, focuses on a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a musician. The film has been adopted by critics with a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Disney's "Moana" performed slightly better during the same period last year with $ 119.8 million after 12 days.
The study has not published a price for "Coco." Disney-Pixar titles are usually budgeted in the range of $ 175 million to $ 200 million.
"Justice League" ended its first 17 days with $ 197.3 million in the country. The film, which brings DC characters together in the same way as the Disney-Marvel superheroes, is the tenth highest-grossing title released in 2017. It has been the lowest-performing among the five films in the extended DC Universe, with " Wonder Woman ". raising $ 275.1 million in its first 17 days in June and "Suicide Squad" raising $ 262.4 million in its first 17 days last year.
Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg as the superheroes come together to save the world. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be up to $ 300 million.
The "Justice League" also raised $ 35.7 million in approximately 20,375 screens in 66 international markets, bringing the foreign total to $ 370.1 million and the global total of $ 567.4 million.
The total national films totaled $ 104 million, up to $ 8 million from the same frame in 2016 and the biggest weekend after Thanksgiving in five years, according to comScore.
"The biggest weekend of thanksgiving since 2012 shows that there was no need for a broad-based newcomer to lead a large number of viewers to the multiplex that is already full of attractive titles from both the best-selling side of the book as a favorite of the season, "said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media badyst at comScore.
The domestic box office to date has fallen 3.9% to $ 9.86 billion through Sunday, according to comScore. Even with a blockbuster performance of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" by Disney-Lucasfilm, which opens on December 15, it is likely that the final box office number of 2017 will end at least 2% by the end of the year.