As we all prepare for “Star Wars: Episode 8” to take over our minds, bodies and souls in a couple weeks, movie theaters are in fact still open — even if there are no new movies to go see.
Holding on to the No. 1 spot for the second week in a row is “Coco,” bringing in an estimated $26 million. Domestically, “Coco” has managed more than $108 million in just 10 days, which is fantastic. But Pixar and company have been even more successful overseas.
The foreign box office total just pushed past $170 million, including a $53 million showing from Mexican theaters alone. That $53 million makes “Coco” the highest grossing film in Mexican box office history.
The record was previously held by “The Avengers.”
Speaking of the Avengers, holding on to the No. 2 spot this week is “Justice League,” bringing in almost $16.6 million in its third week out. That leaves its domestic total at $197 million and its worldwide at more than half a billion dollars.
Unfortunately, though, that’s still well behind all the other DC Extended Universe films, including “Man of Steel,” which premiered in 2013.
The box office standout this weekend is “Wonder,” earning an estimated $12.5 million in its third week out. After just three weeks in theaters, “Wonder” is Lionsgate’s second highest grossing movie of 2017.
It falls behind “John Wick: Chapter 2.” Analysts expect “Wonder” to pass $100 million at the domestic box office before the end of the year.
As for next week, Morgan Freeman releases his annual feature film about how fun being old is in “Just Getting Started.”