In a sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend at the box office, Pixar’s Coco remained the top film for the second straight week while a number of Oscar contenders packed theaters in specialty release.
Coco again easily led all films with $26.1 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed animated tale based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos has dominated new releases both domestically and abroad.
It has already racked up a global gross of $280 million, including record-breaking totals in Mexico and an impressive $75.6 million in China. With no major wide releases, Warner Bros.’ Justice League also held in second place with $16.6 million in its third weekend.
With a domestic total of $197.3 million in three weeks, the DC Comics superhero team-up release isn’t going to catch Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. The better-received Thor sequel has proved far mightier, with nearly $300 million in five weeks of release.
The family film Wonder, about a fifth-grade boy with facial abnormalities, likewise stayed in third with $12.5 million. The sleeper hit of the season, also starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, has taken in $88 million in three weeks for Lionsgate.
With most studios staying clear ahead of the impending release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi much of the weekend’s action was with awards-season releases. They helped drive the weekend to the biggest post-Thanksgiving weekend in five years.