By Jordan Peterson | Follow @thefilmmajor
The Mouse House had plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Their latest Pixar offering, Coco, debuted atop the box office with an estimated $49 million over the three-day weekend and $71.2 million over the five-day weekend. It was the fourth ever largest three-day and five-day Thanksgiving opening. As a result, Disney now claims nine of the top ten Turkey Day openings.
Landing in second place is Justice League. Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ take on the Avengers rescued an estimated $40.7 million through the three-day weekend and $59.6 million with the five-day. The film dropped nearly 57% from its $93.8 million debut last weekend. Justice League is currently boom tubing towards half-a-billion dollars worldwide with a $481.3 million haul.
Perhaps the biggest box office story this Thanksgiving is Wonder, which took in an estimated $22.3 million over the three-day weekend and $32.2 million with the five-day. That’s a mere 19% fall from its $27.5 million debut last weekend. Within just ten days of release, the wondrous anti-bullying flick has grossed almost $70 million.
Disney and Marvel laid down the hammer at number four with Thor: Ragnarok, which stormed up an additional $16.8 million over the three-day and a five-day of nearly $25 million. Globally, the third Thor film stands at $791 million making it the seventh biggest worldwide release for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The generational comedy Daddy’s Home 2 rounded out the top five with $13.25 million over the three-day and $18.6 million for the five day. Internationally, the film dropped in 21 new markets adding an extra $13.8 million. The Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg sequel is now sitting on a $87 million take.
Those were your top five films at the box office for Thanksgiving 2017. Were you shocked or disappointed by any of the results? And what did you see over the long holiday? Let me know in the comments below!
*All numbers provided by Box Office Mojo.