Box Office Results: Coco Wins Thanksgiving Box Office Showdown
In third place, Lionsgate’s Wonder earned $32 million for the five days and $22.3 million over the weekend for a total of $69.4 million in North America. Playing in 3,172 theaters and directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Noah Jupe.
The fourth spot belonged to Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $24.3 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday ($16.8 million for the weekend) to push its domestic total to $277.5 million after four weeks. Overseas, the film earned another $11 million and has now reached $512.6 million. That’s a worldwide total of $790.1 million. The first Thor earned $449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $644.5 million globally. Made for $180 million, the Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Rounding out the top five was Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home 2, directed by Sean Anders and starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Mel Gibson. The sequel, produced for $69 million, collected $18.6 million for the five days ($13.3 million over the weekend) and has earned $72.7 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the comedy grossed $13.8 million this weekend in 24 markets and has now grossed $15 million. In 2015, the first Daddy’s Home earned $150 million domestically and $92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $242.8 million.
20th Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express took in $18.6 million for the five days ($13 million this weekend) in sixth place and has now grossed $74.2 million domestically. Overseas, the film collected $17.2 million from 62 markets, driving its international total to $122.6 million and global total to $196.8 million. Made for $55 million and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel features a large ensemble cast that includes Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Sir Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Sergei Polunin, and Willem Dafoe.
Sony’s AFFIRM Films and Walden Media’s faith-based The Star earned $9.5 million over the five-day holiday ($6.9 million this weekend) in the seventh spot and has earned $22 million after two weeks. Costing $20 million to make, the film features the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
In eighth, STXfilms’ A Bad Moms Christmas grossed $6.8 million ($5 million for the weekend) and is up to $59.8 million. Internationally, the sequel brought in $4 million and has reached $33 million, for a global total of $92.8 million. Last year, the first Bad Moms took in $113.3 million in North America and $70.7 million overseas, for a global sum of $183.9 million. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the $28 million-budgeted A Bad Moms Christmas stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon.
Columbia Pictures’ Roman J. Israel, Esq. took in $6.2 million for the five-day holiday weekend (a $4.5 million weekend) in ninth place, for a $6.27 million domestic cume. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the Denzel Washington-starrer was made for $22 million.
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