The 3D animated juggernaut, Coco, continued to go for the box office gold as the film topped the charts with $18.3 million for the third week in a row.
Coco's Wild Ride
Since its Thanksgiving opening weekend, Coco has been charming audiences of all ages and picked up over $135.5 million domestically. The film focuses on 12-year-old aspiring musician Miguel Rivera (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) on his musical journey in the Land of the Dead.
Also, Coco has won the New York Films Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film and was named runner-up in Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Best Animated Film. Currently, the family film is up for the Critics' Choice Award for Best Animated Film.
'Justice League' And 'Wonder' On Top 3
For the second week in a row, DC Films' Justice League came at second place, earning $9.6 million at the Box Office. While the first meeting of the top DC Comics headlining superheroes such as Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) brought in $212.1 million in just four weeks, DC Films is expected to go under a major company reorganization due to the film not meeting expectations.
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay's Wonder continues to inspire moviegoers across the country as the film raked in over $8.5 million this past weekend. Since Wonder's debut on Nov. 17, the film has grossed over $100 million.
Potential Award Season Contenders
James Franco's The Disaster Artist debuted at number four as it earned over $6.4 million. The movie is Franco's ode to the creative process of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 disastrous cult film The Room.
The Disaster Artist earned four Critics' Choice Awards nominations including Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for Franco, Best Comedy, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.
Lady Bird continued to feel the box office love at number nine as it picked up $3.5 million. The two-time New York Film Critics Circle award-winning film has earned over $22.3 million since its limited release on Nov. 3.
Thor Scores While Morgan Freeman Falters
Thor: Ragnarok hit the $300 million milestone as it earned $6.3 million this past weekend. Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones' recent film Just Getting Started squeaked into the domestic box office's top 10 with $3.2 million. The film, which featured Freeman and Jones' characters tackle the local mafia, was widely panned by critics.
Other films that made the weekend box office list include the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg buddy comedy movie, Daddy's Home 2 with $6 million, Murder on the Orient Express with $5.1 million, and the animated film, The Star, with $3.7 million.