‘Coco’ Tops Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

Pixar’s Coco claimed the top spot in theaters for the third weekend in a row, pulling in $18.3 million. The Day of the Dead-themed animated family film has racked up $135.5 million in North American theaters since its release last month; its global tally has reached $390 million. The film’s winning streak is likely to end next weekend, however, when the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi is expected to blow away all competition. Most studios have opted to avoid challenging The Last Jedi, which opens Dec. 15. The final pre-Star Wars weekend was dominated by holdovers, with Justice League pulling in $9.6 million to take second place, and Wonder claiming third with $8.5 million. Despite a limited release, James Franco’s The Disaster Artist managed to beat the only new release of the weekend to come in fourth. The Morgan Freeman film Just Getting Started brought in a mere $3.2 million in its first weekend, while Franco’s comedy about the worst film of all time earned $6.4 million.