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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Topping ‘Justice League’ With $70 Million Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Topping ‘Justice League’ With $70 Million Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” has the edge over Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” in a race for the top domestic box office spot with about $70 million for the Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Early estimates on Wednesday showed “Justice League” matching forecasts, which had been in the $60 million to $65 million range at 4,051 locations. The most recent numbers showed “Coco” was performing above pre-opening expectations, which had been in the $55 million to $60 million range.

Coco” was taking in about $12 million on Wednesday at 3,948 venues, which included $2.3 million in Tuesday night previews. “Justice League” is pegged to gross around $10.3 million on Wednesday, bringing its six-day total to about $122 million.

Coco” is opening against the backdrop of Disney’s animation chief John Lasseter taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. Lasseter, who runs both Pixar and Disney Animation, apologized in an email to those “on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or
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The Preview Reel: Coco and Roman J. Israel, Esq.

  • CinemaNerdz
Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the upcoming wide-release movies. Last weekend saw Justice League pull in $94 million, which might seem like a lot of money to you and me, but it was a bit of a disappointment given the film’s $300 million production budget. Poor reviews will not help its legs, and neither will the opening of a new Pixar movie, Coco. By the way, Roman J. Israel Esq., starring Denzel Washington will also be opening on Wednesday. So, let’s take a look at what you should see over the holiday weekend.

Coco

What we are excited about: It’s new Pixar, and even better, it’s original Pixar. Cars 3 came and went without making much noise, but we fully expect Coco to be a family hit over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pixar is arguably the best studio in creating original concepts
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Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” 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.

Coco” 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
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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Battling ‘Justice League’ for Top Thanksgiving Spot
Justice League” will have serious company at the Thanksgiving holiday box office as Disney-Pixar launches “Coco” on Wednesday.

Estimates show the costly “Justice League” — which debuted with a decidedly disappointing $93.8 million opening weekend — pulling in around $60 million to $65 million at 4,051 locations for the five days while “Coco” is likely to finish in the $55 million to $60 million range at 3,948 venues.

Justice League” took in $7.5 million on Monday to lift its four-day total to $101 million. It has a respectable B+ CinemaScore and is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be as much as $300 million.

The opening weekend for “Justice League” was only the 55th highest
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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever

  • MovieWeb
Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever
Pixar's Coco is off to a pretty impressive start at the box office. The movie has still yet to make its way to theaters internationally, but Disney released the movie in Mexico early. Disney premiered the film at the Morelia Film Festival and released it in Mexico three weeks ago, in order to coincide with the Dia De Muertos celebrations, which Coco is set during. To date, the movie has already made $43.1 million in Mexico and will pass the all time record set by The Avengers any minute now.

Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever worldwide, with $1.51 billion. It made 827 million pesos ($43.3 million) in Mexico, which is just ahead of the 824 million ($43.1 million) that Coco has made as of this writing. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact
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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico
Disney-Pixar’s animated family comedy “Coco” has set a box office record in Mexico, becoming the top film as measured in local currency.

Coco,” which premiered at the Morelia Film Festival, has taken in 824 million pesos — or $43.1 million — through its first 19 days and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run. The film debuted Oct. 27 — two days before the start of the three-day Dia De Los Muertos holiday and has held the top spot at the box office for its first three consecutive weeks.

Coco” opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is currently rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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'Star Wars' Live-Action TV Series to Launch on Disney Streaming Service

Star Wars is getting the TV treatment with a forthcoming live-action series set to debut on Disney's digital streaming service. The still-untitled service is set to launch in 2019.

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger confirmed the project Thursday while on a quarterly earnings call with investors. 

Additionally, Iger revealed that new TV series based on the 2001 Pixar film Monsters Inc. (which also spawned the 2013 sequel Monsters University) and the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical also will debut on the service.

It also was announced that the Star Wars franchise will expand with the launch of...
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You Know, For Kids! New Trailers For ‘Coco,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’

  • The Playlist
‘Tis the season for trying to keep bored kids occupied during the holidays (and beyond). Hollywood is here to help with a few movies to help pass the hours as the season gets colder and darker.

First up, Pixar and Disney are getting festive with The Day Of The Dead in “Coco.” The film is directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (a story artist for “Monsters University”) and features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Continue reading You Know, For Kids! New Trailers For ‘Coco,’ ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ & ‘Peter Rabbit’ at The Playlist.
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Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead

  • MovieWeb
Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the turkey and stuffing comes Disney Pixar's Coco, opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Disney Pixar has released the final trailer for Coco, along with a new Coco photo that features young Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) alongside his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Disney has also announced that tickets are now on sale at Fandango and Atom Tickets for this movie that will be perfect for families and friends who want to celebrate the film's themes, including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams.

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
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13 Nights of Halloween: See the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

  • BuzzSugar
It's the most exciting time of the year: Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is in full swing! The lineup includes spooky favorites like The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and Edward Scissorhands. There's even a 24-hour Hocus Pocus marathon! Keep reading, and don't forget to set your DVRs. RelatedThe Iconic Halloween Movie You Should Watch Tonight Based on Your Zodiac Sign Thursday, Oct. 19 12 p.m. - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2:35 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 4:40 p.m. - The Addams Family 6:45 p.m. - Addams Family Values 8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 12 a.m. - ParaNorman Friday, Oct. 20 12 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 2:10 p.m. - The Addams Family 4:15 p.m. - Addams Family Values 6:20 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 8:30 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 12 a.m. - The Sorcerer's Apprentice Saturday, Oct. 21 7 a.m.
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Watch The New ‘Coco’ Trailer From Disney and Pixar

Disney and Pixar have released the brand new trailer for their upcoming movie Coco, which will be released in the UK early next year.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3).

The film is released in the UK on 19th January, 2018. Watch the new trailer below.
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New Coco Trailer Celebrates Day of the Dead in True Pixar Style

  • MovieWeb
New Coco Trailer Celebrates Day of the Dead in True Pixar Style
Disney Pixar has released the third trailer for Coco, which sheds some new light on the main character Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), and his quest through the Land of the Dead. The trailer features a clerk (voiced by Gabriel Iglesias) at the Department of Family Reunions, who tells Miguel that he's cursed. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel will need a magical marigold petal and the blessing of a family member, but, according to the clerk, the family member can include any condition she likes, even forbidding music forever. Miguel learns that he must also preserve the memory of his great great grandfather.

The trailer, which debuted on Disney Pixar YouTube, shows footage of Miguel learning from Land of the Dead trickster Miguel (voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal) that once everyone in the living world has forgotten about a person, they completely disappear from the Land of the Dead.
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Ingrid Goes West movie review: an antisocial-media story

MaryAnn’s quick take… Bitter, snide, and ultimately brutal, exactly the movie about social media we deserve; a satire that is barely satirical. Aubrey Plaza is hashtag savage. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movie about women; love Plaza and Olsen

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This bitter, snide, and ultimately brutal Ingrid Goes West is exactly the movie about social media we deserve right now. Of course it’s a black comedy, a take-no-prisoners smackdown of mass delusion and fantasy as fostered by the likes — and the Likes — of Facebook and Instagram. It’s All About Eve for the digital age.

Elizabeth Olsen perfectly oozes the bland cloying mush of a generic white girl with aspirations of being anointed the next Gwyneth Paltrow.

Aubrey Plaza (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Monsters University) is savage as Ingrid Thorburn,
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Our 30 Most-Anticipated Fall 2017 Films

In continuing our fall preview, and after highlighting the 25 best films we’ve already seen, today brings a look at the unknown. We’ve narrowed down 30 works with (mostly) confirmed release dates that are coming over the next four months and have us intrigued. While some won’t show up until late December, a good amount will first premiere over the next few weeks at various film festivals, so check back for our reviews.

See our list below, and return soon for our final preview: the festival premieres we’re most looking forward to.

30. Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi; Nov. 3)

While their most recent superhero feature, Spider-Man: Homecoming, had more personality than a standard outing for Marvel, it still couldn’t quite shake the cookie-cutter feeling that plagues the rest of the spandex-laden cinematic universe. Hopefully that notion won’t carry though in Taika Waitit’s Thor threequel. Any film starring
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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $71.2m (update)

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $71.2m (update)
July 17 Update: War For The Planet Of The Apes in $44.2m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Updated: Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $71.2m at the weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 markets to boost the running total to $260.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.7m for $42m, which makes this instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retained the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.5m after a 38% drop for $19.1m, making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico produced $4.3m from 2,897 screens for $20.2m.

In Europe, the film debuted at number one on $6.3m in France amid fierce summer competition, and Germany delivered a number two $3.7m launch that includes previews. The webslinger dropped 43% in its second weekend in the UK on $4.9m
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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m (update)

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m (update)
War For The Planet Of The Apes in $46m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $72.3m this weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 total markets for $261.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.9m for $42.2m which makes this newest instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film of all time and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and had seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retain the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.7m, a mere 38% drop, for a total of $19.4m making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico earned $4.5m from 2,897 screens for $20.4m.

In Europe, France debuted at number one amid fierce summer competition on $6m, and Germany debuted at number two on $3.7m, including previews. The UK dropped 43% in its second weekend to earn $5m from 1,223 screens for a market total of
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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m
War For The Planet Of The Apes in $46m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $72.3m this weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 total markets for $261.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.9m for $42.2m which makes this newest instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film of all time and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and had seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retain the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.7m, a mere 38% drop, for a total of $19.4m making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico earned $4.5m from 2,897 screens for $20.4m.

In Europe, France debuted at number one amid fierce summer competition on $6m, and Germany debuted at number two on $3.7m, including previews. The UK dropped 43% in its second weekend to earn $5m from 1,223 screens for a market total of
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'War For The Planet Of The Apes' in $46m international launch

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' in $46m international launch
Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m; Transformers: The Last Knight closes in on same target.Fox International

War For The Planet Of The Apes debuted in 61 markets on $46m at the weekend as Matt Reeves final instalment of the Planet Of The Apes trilogy starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn reached $102.5m worldwide after a $56.5m debut in North America.

Only two of the top 10 international markets are currently in release and less than a third of the international marketplace.

The action tentpole produced the biggest opening of the franchise in 28 markets, with an opening weekend that is 61% greater than Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and on par with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, in the same group of countries at current exchange rates.

Caesar and friends (and enemies) debuted in the UK on $9.5m including previews, followed by Russia on $5m, and Spain $3.4m. Each market
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D23 Expo: Disney & Pixar Roundup!

  • LRM Online
Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent, including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles.
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Pixar and Disney Animation Studios Dish Movie News at D23

  • Cinelinx
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios convened at the D23 Expo in Anaheim today to talk movie news on Frozen 2, Coco, The Incredbles 2, Toy Story 4, and more.

In addition to all of the movie news, they introduced the following voice acting talent to their teams: Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of , teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles. “It's a great mix of incredibly creative and surprising new worlds and characters and stories we love returning to. Our
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