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

The newest Pixar movie opens strong.

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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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