” is heading for a clear victory over “Justice League
” at the Thanksgiving holiday box office, estimates showed Thursday morning.
” should finish above $70 million at 3,958 North American locations in its first five days while “Justice League
” will wind up around $60 million at 4,051 sites. “Coco
” is performing significantly above pre-release forecasts, which had been in the $55 million to $60 million range.
Wednesday’s figures showed “Coco
” with a first-day total of $13.2 million, which included $2.3 million from Tuesday night previews. The animated musical received an A+ CinemaScore from moviegoers, indicating that the film could be lifted by strong word of mouth during the rest of the holidays.
On the same holiday weekend a year ago, Disney-Pixar’s “Moana
” scored $15.5 million on its first day and went on to earn $82 million in five days. That was the second-highest opening for the period, trailing only Disney’s “Frozen
” at $93 million in 2013.
” is already a blockbuster in Mexico with $48.8 million