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Coco tops box office again in quiet week

Coco tops box office again in quiet week


In a quiet post-Thanksgiving week at the movies before the holiday surge, Coco held the top spot at the box office, racing past $100 million in its second week in theatres.
With no new wide-release movies over the weekend, the well-reviewed and culturally resonant Coco was No 1 with $26.1 million domestically. Globally, the film surged to a total gross of $280 million; it opened at Number 1 in France, Spain, and Germany and continued to thrive in China and Mexico, where it became the first film to cross 1 billion pesos (with a total gross of $55.6 million).
The movie, which follows a Mexican boy into the underworld, represents another smash for Disney, which crossed $5 billion globally for the third consecutive year, according to a representative. Disney isn't done yet: The Last Jedi is expected to be a transformative force at the box office when it opens on December 15.
Justice League, from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, fell off sharply in its third weekend, taking in $16.5 million, according to comScore, which compiles box office data. The tepidly reviewed movie is nevertheless on the brink of cracking a total of $200 million domestically.
Modestly scaled movies performed well. Lionsgate's Wonder, a family movie starring Julia Roberts, came in third with $12.5 million, bringing its total to $88 million. Wonder cost $20 million to make.
The Disaster Artist, from the studio A24, James Franco's retelling of the creation of the notoriously bad movie The Room, was a huge hit in limited release, taking in $1.2 million from just 19 theatres, for an average of $64,254 per theatre. Another A24 film, Lady Bird, saw a 12 percent bump as it arrived in 400 additional theatres. The movie stars Saoirse Ronan (who hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend), sits at a perfect 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregation site, and now has reached $17.1 million total.
Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel arrived to nonexistent fanfare and underwhelming box office returns. The movie took in $140,555 in five locations.

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