The emotional look at a boy's journey to the Land of the Dead to better understand his family and celebrate his relatives who have passed away took in a solid $49 million over the weekend and $72 million total over the five-day holiday weekend domestically, according to Exhibitor Relations.
To put that in perspective with the Disney/Pixar Thanksgiving domestic releases of the past, that opening is better than "The Good Dinosaur" ($39.1 million three-day / $55.4 million five-day) and "Tangled" ($48.7 million / $68.7 million) but didn't perform as well as "Moana" ($56.6 million / $82 million), "Frozen" ($67.4 million / $93.9 million), or "Toy Story 2" ($57.4 million / $80.5 million).
"Coco" took in $8.9 million on Thanksgiving day with an audience that was 39% Hispanic over the weekend — a strong number that Disney/Pixar was striving for.
Warner Bros.'s "Justice League" dropped down to second place with $60 million over the five days. The $300 million-budgeted superhero blockbuster now has a weak domestic total of $171 million.
"Wonder" continued its surprising run for Lionsgate by taking in $32 million over five days to win third place.
But audiences didn't show up for Denzel Washington's latest, "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," as the Sony drama only earned $6 million over the five days on over 1,600 screens.