As moviegoers gear up for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on Dec. 15, “Coco” is maintaining its box-office hold for the second consecutive week.
The latest picture from Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios took in an estimated $26.1 million over the weekend, for a total of $108.7 million, according to measurement firm ComScore.
The Dia de Los Muertos-themed computer-animated film, about a young boy who meets his ancestors in the Land of the Dead, was a hit both with audiences and critics. “Coco” earned a stellar A-plus rating on CinemaScore and a 97 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In second place, Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” took in $16.7 million in its third week, a 60 percent decline, for a total of $197.3 million.
The latest effort from DC Comics earned mixed reviews, with a B-plus on CinemaScore and a 41 percent “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The picture stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as the Flash. After “Justice League,” the next live-action DC film on the Warner Bros. schedule is “Aquaman,” set for a December 2018 release.
Coming in third, Lionsgate’s emotional drama “Wonder” took in $12.5 million in its third week, a 45 percent decline, for a cumulative total of $88 million.
The film, about a fifth-grade boy trying to cope with bullying because of a facial disfigurement, earned an A-plus rating on CinemaScore and an 84 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Produced by Lionsgate, Participant Media, Walden Media and Mandeville Films for $20 million, the movie stars Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) and Julia Roberts.
Now in its fifth weekend, Disney’s “Thor: Ragnarok” made $9.7 million, for a gross of $291.4 million.
The third installment in the standalone “Thor” franchise stars Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god of thunder, tasked with saving his home planet from a formidable new invader. The picture, which cost $180 million to make, also stars Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Tessa Thompson.
Rounding out the top five, Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2” earned $7.5 million, a 43 percent drop, for a cumulative $82.8 million in earnings.
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell again join forces as co-parenting dads trying to make a memorable Christmas for the kids. The film got mixed reviews from audiences and critics. It also stars Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.
New over the weekend, Fox Searchlight’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water” opened in New York in two theaters with $166,800, for a per-screen average of $83,400. Directed by Guillermo del Toro, the movie stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaning lady working in a high-security government lab. The picture, which earned a 95 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, opens Dec. 14 in Seattle.
A24’s “The Disaster Artist” opened in 19 theaters to $1.2 million, for a per-screen average of $64,254. Directed by and starring James Franco, the film chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic “The Room” and earned a 95 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
AMA debuted Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” in five locations with $140,555, for a per-theater average of $28,111. The movie earned a 41 percent “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This week, Broad Green Pictures opens “Just Getting Started,” starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones. Neon debuts the Margot Robbie-led comedy “I, Tonya” in limited release.