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‘Coco’ and Mexico’s Day of the Dead rule at the box office

/ 04:13 PM December 04, 2017

“Coco” tells the story of a 12-year-old Mexican, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who longs to become a musician but faces a generations-old family ban on music. It netted an estimated $26 million for the three-day weekend and $109 million since it opened over. Image: Courtesy of PIXAR

The animated Disney and Pixar hit “Coco” ruled at the North American box offices for a second week, figures out Sunday showed, beating out superheroes, dramas and Christmas comedies.

The film tells the story of a 12-year-old Mexican, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who longs to become a musician but faces a generations-old family ban on music. It netted an estimated $26 million for the three-day weekend and $109 million since it opened over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Exhibitor Relations said.

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“Coco,” which takes Miguel into the magical Land of the Dead, where trickster Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal) helps him unravel a deep family secret, received a rare A+ rating from audiences surveyed by CinemaScore.

In second place again this weekend was Warner Bros. film “Justice League,” with a three-day take of $16.6 million in its third week out. The superhero all-star cast of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Jason Momoa — Khal Drogo of “Game of Thrones” — as Aquaman joining to fend off supervillain Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds).

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Third, also in its third week out, was Lionsgate’s feel-good film “Wonder,” which netted $12.5 million over the weekend. The movie, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, tells the story of a fifth-grade boy with a facial deformity who must deal with other children’s shock and bullying when he first attends a mainstream school.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” from Disney-owned Marvel, claimed fourth place with $9.7 million. The film features the self-effacing humor of Chris Hemsworth as the powerful Norse god and Cate Blanchett as death goddess Hela. “Thor” has netted $291.4 million since its debut five weeks ago.

In fifth place was the Christmas comedy “Daddy’s Home 2” from Paramount, netting $4.5 million over the weekend. It stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as the less-than-competent co-parents of Wahlberg’s kids as they cope with their own visiting fathers (John Lithgow and Mel Gibson). The movie has netted $88 million since its debut four weeks ago.

None of the week’s newly released movies cracked the top 10 list.

Rounding out the list were:

“Murder on the Orient Express” ($6.7 million)

“Lady Bird” ($4.54 million)

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ($4.53 million)

“The Star” ($4 million)

“A Bad Moms Christmas” ($3.48 million)

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