Box Office Report :: December 1 – 3

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With no major wide releases for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, the top six films remained unchanged from the holiday weekend, although they all saw some pretty sizeable drops from the previous week.

Pixar’s Coco remained at Number 1 for the second week with $27.5 million, bring its domestic total to $110.1 million. That 46% drop, however, is smaller than the second week drop of Moana (50%) and Tangled (56%), both of which went on to earn more than $200 million domestically. Internationally, Coco picked up another $69 million for a cumulative total of $171 million. The film actually saw an increase in its second week of release in China of 148% making it the country’s highest grossing Pixar film ever. The film has yet to open in Australia, Italy, Brazil, Korea and the UK, and it won’t be seen in Japan until March 2018. Globally thus far the film has earned $281.4 million.

In the Top Ten, Justice League took the biggest hit, dropping 60% but holding on to the Number 2 spot with $16.6 million. Its domestic total stands at $197.4 million after three weeks, and the film has earned $569.2 million globally.

The films that saw the most action were the smaller films that have earned a ton of buzz. Lady Bird continued to wow in its fifth week of release, adding 403 screens to bring its total to 1,194 and increasing its box office by 6%, moving up from Number 11 to Number 8 with $4.2 million. That move actually displaced Roman J. Israel, Esq. in its third week, falling two spots to Number 11 with $1.9 million.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri added 816 screens for a total of 1,430, rising from Number 10 to Number 7 with $4.3 million. Outside the Top Ten, there were several new releases to keep an eye on. James Franco’s latest opus The Disaster Artist bowed on 19 screens and took up residence at the Number 12 spot with $1.2 million ($63,755 per screen). Guillermo Del Toro’s latest fantasy film The Shape of Water opened on two screens with $166,564, good for Number 20 and $83,282 per screen. Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel opened on five screens at Number 21 with $140,555 ($28,111 per screen). And the 20th anniversary re-release of Titanic played on 87 screens, earning $438.602, good for Number 14. That brings the film’s domestic lifetime gross up to $659 million.

The coming weekend of December 8 will probably see little change among the top six films again, but with some of the smaller films continuing to expand there could be some changes in the rest of the Top Ten. The weekend will see the wide release of Just Getting Started and a limited opening for the buzzy Margot Robbie film I, Tonya.

Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of December 1.

1. [1] –2Coco – $27,533,304 [$110,108,708] – ★★★

2. [2] –3Justice League – $16,651,104 [$197,407,025] – ★★✩

3. [3] –3Wonder – $12,147,182 [$87,679,805]

4. [4] –5Thor: Ragnarok – $9,885,936 [$291,633,535] – ★★★

5. [5] –4Daddy’s Home 2 – $7,572,390 [$82,886,836]

6. [6] –4Murder on the Orient Express – $6,767,002 [$84,839,515] – ★★✩

7. [10] –4Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $4,396,537 [$13,537,057]

8. [11] –5Lady Bird – $4,291,590 [$16,837,041]

9. [7] –3The Star – $4,078,423 [$27,358,076]

10. [8] –5A Bad Moms Christmas – $3,385,484 [$64,737,307] – ★★✩

[#] Last week’s position. [N] New in theaters. – # – Weeks in theaters. HOTCHKA review  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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