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Weekend Wrap-Up: Coco Holds Strong with $27.53 million, But Moana Sails Further Away

December 5th, 2017

Coco

It was a good weekend, as every film in the top five beat expectations at the weekend box office. Granted, in most cases it was by a tiny amount, but any victory is worth celebrating at this point. It has been a really bad year at the box office. (Or to be more accurate, the summer was historically bad and the rest of the year hasn’t been able to compensate.) Coco led the way with $27.53 million and thanks to the holidays, should stick around in the top ten until early 2018 helping it get past $200 million with ease. The overall box office fell 44% from last weekend to $105 million; however, it is a post-holiday weekend, so a decline like this was expected. More importantly, the box office rose 9.7% from last year and this is reason to celebrate. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016’s pace by 4.1% / $410 million, at $9.68 billion to $10.09 billion, but if we can maintain this pace for the rest of the year, then we could really cut into 2016’s lead.

Coco added $27.53 million to its running tally, which now sits at $110.11 million after just 12 days of release. On the one hand, it is nearly $10 million behind Moana at this point and it fell a little further behind this weekend. On the other hand, it fell just 46%, while Moana fell 50%, so that’s good news for Coco. Back to the original hand, Coco’s per theater average is lower, so it will likely lose theaters faster. Returning to the other hand, it has weaker competition this coming weekend, so that will give Coco a bit of an advantage. Getting to $250 million domestically will be tough, but it is not impossible.

Justice League fell just under 60% to $16.65 million over the weekend for a three-week total of $197.41 million. There are no wide releases next weekend, so the film will remain in over 3,000 theaters. However, the weekend after that The Last Jedi debuts and it will likely lose a lot of theaters as a result.

Wonder earned third place with $12.15 million over the weekend for a running tally of $87.68 million. By this time next week, the film could have $100 million domestically. (It already has $100 million worldwide.)

Thor: Ragnarok added $9.89 million over the weekend to its running total, which now sits at $291.63 million after a month of release. It will be at $300 million domestically by this time next week, thanks to its impressive hold this past weekend.

Daddy’s Home 2 rounded out the top five with $7.57 million over the weekend for a four-week total of $82.89 million. The film cost $70 million to make, so it will need help internationally and on the home market to break even, but it will get there.

Weekend Box Office Chart

Filed under: Weekend Wrap-up, Coco, Justice League, Wonder, Thor: Ragnarok, Daddy’s Home 2
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