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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Stays Strong With $55 Million at International Box Office

Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy “Coco” remained powerful at the international box office with $55.3 million in 35 territories — mostly from a dazzling $35 million third weekend in China.

Coco” has stayed strong in China following its opening weekend of $18 million, following with an impressive $43.7 million in its second frame and declining by only 21% in its third weekend. The film, which focuses on a 12-year-old boy and the celebration of Mexico’s Day of the Dead and its music, has totaled $128 million in China — less than $8 million behind the North American total.

Coco” has a total of $254 million internationally with about 65% of the international markets open. It’s set a box office record in Mexico with $56 million following a late October launch ahead of the Day of the Dead holiday. Following Christmas, Disney will add Australia, Italy, Brazil, South Korea, the U.K. and Japan.

European markets for “Coco” dropped only 19% with first-place finishes in Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland and Netherlands. France is the top performer with $10.9 million, followed by Spain with $8.9 million —  25% ahead of “Frozen” at the same point in release.

“Paddington 2,” produced by StudioCanal and Heydey Films, generated $21.5 million from 18 markets during the weekend, lifting its total to $70.5 million. Most of the weekend’s take came from a $14.6 million opening in China. The family comedy, centering on a CGI-generated talking bear, opens Jan. 12 in the U.S. via Warner Bros.

Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express” pulled in $20.1 million in 60 markets. The Kenneth Branagh vehicle, which has a $55 million budget, has been a solid performer internationally with $182 million in grosses outside the U.S.

Warner Bros. “Justice League” generated $15.4 million on about 11,910 screens in 66 markets this weekend, lifting its international total to $401.3 million and global take to $613.4 million. Top international markets for the superhero team-up are China with $103.1 million, Brazil with $35.6 million, Mexico with $23.5 million and the UK with $21.8 million.

Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home 2” took in $11.6 million in 60 territories, which gave the comedy sequel an international total of $51.2 million.

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