Pixar's Coco Beats Justice League To Win Thanksgiving Box Office Battle

The newest Pixar movie opens strong.


The latest box office numbers for the US and Canada have arrived, showing that Pixar's newest animated film, Coco, won the weekend with $49 million in the Friday-Sunday window. According to Entertainment Weekly, which supplied all the figures, that is the fourth-highest Thanksgiving weekend domestic opening ever. It's only behind Frozen ($93.6 million), Moana ($82.1 million), and Toy Story 2 ($80.1 million).

Coco opened not long after Pixar boss John Lasseter announced that he's taking a six-month leave in the wake of "missteps" that he made at the esteemed animation studio that made employees feel "disrespected or uncomfortable."

DC's big-budget superhero action movie Justice League made $40.7 million to stand in the No. 2 position this weekend. That's down 57 percent from the film's opening-weekend haul. A downturn is always expected; and with international figures accounted for, the movie has made more than $480 million globally after just two weeks.

Rounding out the top five at the US/Canada box office this weekend were Wonder ($22.3 million), Thor: Ragnarok ($16.8 million), and Daddy's Home 2 ($13.3 million). Another notable storyline this weekend was the movie Call Me by Your Name, which made $405,000 from just four theatres in New York and Los Angeles. That works out to a per-theatre average of $101,000 for the Luca Guadagnino-directed film, which is the highest per-theatre average of the year.

You can see the full Top 10 charts for the November 24-26 weekend below; also included are five-day figures covering the Thanksgiving long weekend. The numbers were compiled by EW, and the site also has a full breakdown of the weekend's box office results.

  1. Coco -- $49 million ($71.2 million five-day)
  2. Justice League -- $40.7 million ($63 million five-day)
  3. Wonder -- $22.3 million ($32.3 million five-day)
  4. Thor: Ragnarok -- $16.8 million ($24.3 million five-day)
  5. Daddy's Home 2 -- $13.3 million ($18.6 million five-day)
  6. Murder on the Orient Express -- $13 million ($18.6 million five-day)
  7. The Star -- $6.9 million ($9.5 million five-day)
  8. A Bad Moms Christmas -- $5 million ($6.8 million five-day)
  9. Roman J. Israel Esq. -- $4.5 million ($6.2 million five-day)
  10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri -- $4.4 million ($5.9 million five-day)

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