Box Office Results - 'Coco', 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'
This was a considerably less crowded new release period when compared to last year's Thanksgiving schedule, which also means that there were far fewer failures. The holdovers were allowed to flourish and the main newcomer also had a good debut, especially considering that it's a completely original property.
Box Office: $51 million (3-Day), $72 million (5-Day)
Pixar's latest entry, Coco, which I am dying to see, pulled in around $72 million for the five-day stretch and $51 million through the standard three-day weekend, which is above The Good Dinosaur, and below Moana. I also believe that with the stellar reviews this film is receiving that it's likely to stick around through Christmas and rake in a healthy profit. My semi-educated guess is that Coco squeaks by the $200 million line before it leaves theaters.
The Man Who Invented Christmas (BST)
Box Office: $1.4 million (3-Day), $1.8 million (5-Day)
Okay, so maybe I spoke to soon when I said that every film performed well this week, but then again, The Man Who Invented Christmas was never really on anyone's radars, nor was it released in that many theaters (626 to be precise). Still, a $1.8 million total through five days seems pretty disappointing and it might have been a wiser decision to release this closer to Christmas, like, right when school gets out for the season. I predict that The Man Who Invented Christmas crawls its way to $5 million and then shuts down.
The Top 10
1. Coco - $51 million (NEW) $72 million
2. Justice League - $41 million (-56.2%) $172 million
3. Wonder - $22.7 million (-17.7%) $69.8 million
4. Thor: Ragnarok - $16.9 million (-22.2%) $278 million
5. Daddy's Home 2 - $13.2 million (-8.4%) $72.6 million
6. Murder on the Orient Express - $13.2 million (-4.6%) $74.4 million
7. The Star - $6.9 million (-29.4%) $22.1 million
8. A Bad Moms Christmas - $4.9 million (-30.1%) $59.6 million
9. Roman J. Israel, Esq. - $4.4 million (+7,072%) $6.2 million
10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - $4.4 million (+299%) $7.6 million
Source: Box Office Mojo, IMDB