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‘Coco’ has its final weekend on top of the box office

All was quiet this weekend, as it was the calm before the storm that The Last Jedi will bring next weekend. So here is your brief box office wrap-up report:

Coco was number one for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $18 million. The film has made $135 million so far, though it will likely top out slightly below $200 million in North America by the end of its run.

Justice League was in second place with $9.6 million. Wonder was in third place with $8.45 million, with the debuting The Disaster Audience grabbing the fourth spot with $6.43 million. Thor: Ragnarok closed things out in fifth place with $6.3 million, as it crossed the $300 million mark.  Read the rest of this entry

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‘Coco’ to lead another quiet weekend at the box office

It’s one more slow weekend at the box office, as we wait for the big one to hit theaters next weekend (hopefully sans yet another Death Star). So, in the interest of time, here’s a quick box office prediction entry.

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Look for Coco to continue to score with audiences in its third weekend in theaters. It will stay on top with $20 million.

Justice League will be in second place with $10 million. Wonder will be right behind it in third place with $9.5 million. Thor: Ragnarok will be in fourth place with $6 million, while Daddy’s Home 2 will round out the top five with $5.5 million.

The Disaster Artist is opening this weekend as well, but it won’t make it into the top five.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Coco – $20 million
2) Justice League – $10 million
3) Wonder – $9.5 million
4) Thor: Ragnarok – $6 million
5) Daddy’s Home 2 – $5.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

‘Coco’ remains on top of the box office, ‘Justice League’ continues to drop

It was a fairly safe and predictable weekend at the box office, as there were no major releases making waves. Here’s what went down:

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Coco remained at the top spot for a second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $27.8 and raising its two week total to an strong $110.4 million.

Way behind it in second place with $15.8 million is Justice League, which is a couple million short of crossing the $200 million. It’s likely the film won’t even make $250 million in North America, a disaster following the stellar performance of Wonder Woman.

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‘Coco’ to remain #1 in a slow weekend

A short box office prediction instalment this week, as there are no major new releases hitting theatres.

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Instead, look for Coco to hold on to the top spot for a second weekend in a row with $28 million. Wonder will be in second place with $15 million, while the failing Justice League will be in third place with $15 million. Thor: Ragnarok will hit fourth with $8 million, while Murder on the Orient Express will close things out in fifth with $6.5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Coco – $28 million
2) Wonder – $15 million
3) Justice League – $15 million
4) Thor: Ragnarok – $8 million
5) Murder on the Orient Express – $6.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

‘Coco’ conquers the top spot at the box office this weekend

It was an interesting three-day weekend at the box office, as this week’s big new release rose to the top of the heap. Here’s what went down:

The Disney/Pixar film Coco debut in first place this weekend, bringing in an estimated $49 million. This is a strong number, and the film’s total since debuting this past Wednesday night is at $71 million. That’s not a number to sneeze at, but with the Pixar brand attached, it’s a little surprising Coco didn’t have a little more traction over the three-day weekend. It’s a minor quibble though, as audiences and critics have certainly responded favourably to the movie.

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‘Coco’ to take the top spot from ‘Justice League’

It’s the Thanksgiving Weekend in the United States, so first of all, thanks to all of readers, along with the American contingent of Biff Bam Pop! writers who do such an amazing job. This Canadian is thankful for you all.

Is there a surefire number one this weekend? In all likelihood, yes. Here’s our prediction:

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Coco is a brand new film from the folks at Disney/Pixar. I should just stop right there, since that brand is all most audiences need to head to theaters. With its Day of the Dead theme, Coco has already broken records in Mexico, and with a 94% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear that this is a quality film that should appeal to audiences this weekend. Look for a first place debut with $60 million.

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Audiences reject ‘Justice League’ at the box office

When is a good debut not a good debut? When a film can’t meet even tempered expectations, as this week’s number one film demonstrated. Here’s what went down:

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Justice League debut on top of the box office this weekend, as expected, but DC’s version of Marvel’s Avengers could only deliver an estimated $96 million. The first Avengers film meanwhile debut with over $200 million for its opening weekend! There is simply nothing good about this number for Warner Brothers. Justice League was designed to bring all of DC’s heroes together for an epic story and big box office money. Well, the movie isn’t particularly epic (thanks to a lacklustre villain) and the box office return just wasn’t there. None of this is the fault of the cast, all of whom do strong work in a weak film. Instead, this poor performance is a rejection from the majority mainstream audience of the storytelling style of previous Zack Snyder DC films, Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (and once again, I liked that film). Hopefully, the strength of the characters and new creative blood will bode well for upcoming films with Aquaman and The Flash, but for now, this weekend can be seen as nothing but a disappointment.

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‘Justice League’ finally arrives in theaters this weekend

It’s a big weekend for super hero fans, as one of the greatest teams in comic book history comes to life on the big screen. If there’s any justice, it will be a decent film. How will it perform? Here’s our prediction:

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At long last, Justice League arrives in theaters. Our own JP Fallavollita did an exceptional job tracing all the twists and turns it took to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Flash together in a live action environment. Now that we’re here – what happens next? Well, reviews are underwhelming for the Zack Snyder directed film (with a helping hand from Joss Whedon), though reactions are not as terrible as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League is definitely going to be the number one film of the weekend, and it will likely have a strong showing, regardless of what the critics are saying. Look for it to debut with $115 million.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Holds Off ‘Daddy’s Home 2’, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

As expected, last week’s number one held off its challengers. However, both new films in release still performed strongly. Here’s what went down:

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Thor: Raganarok remained in the top spot at the box office, bringing in an impressive $56.1 million. Its already grossed more in North American than the first Thor film, and is days away from passing Thor: The Dark World’s take as well. By the time it finishes its domestic run, Thor: Raganarok should be the first film featuring the God of Thunder to break $300 million.

Debuting in second place was Daddy’s Home 2 with a very solid $30 million. Audiences have been enjoying the comedy, even though critics received it poorly. Putting Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg together again was certainly key in turn-out, as was the PG-13 rating that allowed the film to be a family experience.
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‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Take on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

There are a few new releases hitting movie theaters this weekend, but neither of them should have the power to unseat the God of Thunder. How will they perform? Here are our predictions:

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With an ensemble cast and director Kenneth Braunaugh leading the charge, Murder on the Orient Express should prove to be the adult choice this weekend. Agatha Christie remains one of the defining mystery writers of all time, and her Hercule Poirot is still a beloved character. The film skews older and is really the only appealing entry for non-genre fans. Look for Murder on the Orient Express to debut in second place with $24 million.

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