8:16 AM PST 12/3/2017
Like & # 39; Disaster Artist & # 39 ;, & # 39; The Shape of Water & # 39; Guillermo del Toro also impresses in his debut at the specialty box office as the awards season heats up.
There may have been no new national launches in the proverbial marquee, but an animated movie about the popular Day of the Dead in Mexico and a major action at the box office of specialties resulted in everything but a disastrous weekend in the ticket office.
Disney and Pixar Coco continued to make magic in their second weekend, raising $ 26.1 million for a total of 10 days in North America of $ 108.7 million and $ 280 million worldwide. In China, the family movie has won a stellar $ 75.6 million in its first week. The Disney empire got a second big win like Thor: Ragnorak surpbaded the $ 800 million mark worldwide, ending Sunday with $ 816.4 million in ticket sales worldwide.
Superhero mashup Justice League followed in second place nationally with $ 16.6 million for an American total of $ 197.3 million, while Wonder continued to surprise with approximately $ 12 million for a almost $ 90 million domestic. Thor entered the No. 4 with $ 9.7 million, followed by Daddy & # 39; s Home 2 with $ 7.5 million for a total of $ 82.8 million.
Overall, revenues increased almost 6 percent same weekend a year ago. To help boost the rebound there was a series of specialized titles that opened to strong numbers or made an impressive remnant business.
Lady Bird (A24) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight), both expanding to more than 1,000 theaters, tied for seventh place with $ 4.5 million each one. The order will be determined on Monday morning. Lady Bird has won $ 17.1 million nationally, while Three Billboards & # 39; account is $ 13.7 million.
James Franco & # 39; s The Disaster Artist made news in his debut in 19 theaters, raising $ 1.2 million for an average screen of $ 64,254, becoming one of the only six movies to be released. They present in more than 10 rooms to publish an average screen of $ 60,000 or more.
The critically acclaimed film, A24, narrates the creation of Tommy Wiseau's film in 2003 The Room considered one of the worst movies ever made. In addition to directing, Franco plays Wiseau. David Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson and Jacki Weaver co-star. Opening in two theaters in June 2003, The Room earned almost $ 1,200. The film subsequently became a cult favorite for being so horrible.
Guillermo del Toro and Dear Searchlight critic Shape of Water opened at $ 166,800 at two theaters in New York for a promising average placement of $ 83,400, the top average of the frame. Set during the Cold War, the adult fairy tale stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner at an aerospace facility of the US government. UU That joins with an amphibious creature. The cast also features Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.
Woody Allen Wonder Wheel the first movie of Amazon Studios distributed directly in theaters by the giant serpentine, was not so lucky.
Starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, the piece of the season debuted at $ 140,555 in five rooms with an average of $ 28,111 per muted screen. As a way of comparison, Allen's latest film, Cafe Society won $ 359,289 from five theaters for an average of $ 71,858.