Saturday Update: Disney and Pixar’s Coco took in $18.6 million on Black Friday, leading the way as Thanksgiving weekend continues to be a strong one at the domestic box office. Through three days, Coco has tallied $40.773 million — just 14 percent behind where Moana stood at the same point last year, and 28 percent ahead of The Good Dinosaur two years ago. The film remains on track for a three-day weekend of $48.4 million, which would give it an overall five-day bow of $70.6 million as strong reviews and early positive word of mouth drive the studio’s latest animated hit.
Justice League landed in a somewhat close second place yesterday with another $16.5 million, bringing its eight-day domestic haul to $147.3 million. The DCEU film is running 14 percent ahead of where last year’s Fantastic Beasts stood at the same point. Its three-day sophomore frame should tally around $40.5 million.
Wonder added $8.73 million on Friday, giving it an excellent $55.86 million through just eight days of play. The sleeper hit adaptation is on pace for a second weekend around $21.8 million.
Thor: Ragnarok continues to perform well into the holiday season with another $6.641 million on Friday, giving the Marvel blockbuster $267.3 million earned stateside thus far. Look for a weekend around $16.7 million.
Murder on the Orient Express rounded out the top five with $5.23 million yesterday, bringing its 15-day domestic total up to $66.45 million as it chugs along toward a third frame of $13 million.
Meanwhile, Roman J. Israel added $1.8 million from 1,669 locations, giving it $3.56 million total through eight days; Three Billboards earned another $1.615 million from 614 locations for a new tally of $4.84 million; Lady Bird took in $1.51 million from 791 locations for an updated total of $8.17 million; The Man Who Invented Christmas has taken in $958,032 in three days after a $505,708 Friday from 626 theaters; and last but not least, Darkest Hour banked $61,000 from 4 locations on Friday for a three-day total of $132,000.
A mixture of three-day estimates from the studios and Boxoffice are below. Updated estimates to follow on Sunday with actuals on Monday.
|2||Justice League||$40,500,000||-57%||4051||$9,998||2||Warner Bros.|
|5||Murder on the Orient Express (2017)||$13,000,000||-6%||3152||$4,124||3||Fox|
|6||Daddy’s Home 2||$12,500,000||-13%||3518||$3,553||3||Paramount|
|7||The Star||$7,100,000||-28%||2837||$2,503||2||Sony / Columbia|
|8||Roman J. Israel, Esq.||$4,800,000||7642%||1648||$2,913||2||Sony Pictures|
|9||A Bad Moms Christmas||$4,760,000||-32%||2306||$2,064||4||STX Entertainment|
|LIMITED (100 — 999)|
|1||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||$4,400,000||299%||614||$7,166||7||Fox Searchlight|
|3||The Man Who Invented Christmas||$1,300,000||—||626||$2,077||1||Bleecker Street|
|5||Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween||$190,000||-60%||248||$766||6||Lionsgate|
|6||Despicable Me 3||$110,000||-12%||161||$683||22||Universal|
|7||Kingsman: The Golden Circle||$102,000||-43%||173||$590||10||Fox|
|8||The Mountain Between Us||$95,000||-16%||167||$569||8||20th Century Fox|
|11||Happy Death Day||$59,000||-74%||131||$450||7||Universal / Blumhouse|
|12||My Little Pony: The Movie||$30,000||-77%||119||$252||8||Lionsgate|
|PLATFORM (1 — 99)|
|1||Darkest Hour||$155,000||—||4||$38,750||1||Focus Features|
Wednesday Report: Disney reports this morning that Pixar’s Coco bowed to $2.3 million from opening night shows on Tuesday, setting the pace for a strong five-day opening over the Thanksgiving holiday. By comparison, Coco clocked in just 11.5 percent behind Moana‘s $2.6 million launch last year, while doubling The Good Dinosaur‘s $1.3 million. For additional reference, Frozen opened to $1.2 million in 2013 — although that was before the now-significant popularity of opening night shows. All three films opened on the Tuesday night/Wednesday before Thanksgiving, making comps relatively straightforward with both Moana and Good Dinosaur.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. reports Justice League added $10.55 million on Tuesday, marking an expected 41 percent increase from Monday and bringing its domestic haul up to $111.9 million through five days of release.