” has opened with a solid $2.3 million on Tuesday night.
The animated pic is on par with Disney’s “Moana
,” which earned $2.6 million from previews during the same frame last year. It went on to gross $82 million over five days.
The family film has been on track to take in $55 million to $60 million at 3,948 venues during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. Estimates indicate that the costly “Justice League
,” which has pulled in a disappointing $111.9 million in its first five days, will come in No. 1 again with about $60 million to $65 million.
” opens in nearly 2,800 3D locations, 106 premium large format screens, and 268 theaters offering the film in Spanish. Unlike “Justice League
,” critics have embraced “Coco
” (its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 95%).
Just before “Coco
” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter
would be taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. [link