×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More Film

  • Vice Media Taps Joe Simon as

    Vice Media Taps Joe Simon as Chief Technology Officer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Joe Simon has been tapped as chief technology officer at Vice Media. The newly created role will include oversight of data analytics, engineering, information technology, media operations, media technology, post production, and systems management. Prior to Vice, Simon spent three years as Encompass Digital Media’s chief operating officer. Previously he held the chief technology officer [...]

  • Michael B Jordan denzel washington

    Michael B. Jordan to Star in Denzel Washington's 'Journal for Jordan'

    Michael B. Jordan is in talks to star in Sony’s “Journal for Jordan,” a drama that will be directed by Denzel Washington. The movie, penned by “Mudbound” screenwriter Virgin Williams, is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal [...]

  • Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone's Superhero Drama 'Samaritan' Lands at MGM

    MGM is developing the superhero drama “Samaritan” with Sylvester Stallone attached to star and produce through his Balboa Productions. The studio has acquired Bragi F. Schut’s script, which centers on a boy learning that a missing superhero, who vanished 20 years earlier after a battle, may still be alive. MGM will develop “Samaritan” with Stallone [...]

  • Kendrick Lamar

    Oscars: Kendrick Lamar and SZA Will Not Perform 'Black Panther' Song (EXCLUSIVE)

    Despite the Academy’s efforts to secure Kendrick Lamar and SZA for a performance of the Oscar-nominated song “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” on the upcoming Oscars telecast, the duo will not be a part of the show, Variety has learned. The reason, according to a source close to the situation, is logistics and timing. [...]

  • Oscars Spa Treatments

    Area Spas Offer Red Carpet Treatments in Time for Oscars

    From a shopping session with a celebrity stylist to a covert airport pickup, these hotels and spas are offering even more curated packages for the ultimate VIP Oscar experience. For the Jetsetter Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Doheny Suite Experience package allows travelers to evade the paparazzi with an underground or curbside [...]

  • Rocketman

    See Taron Egerton Transform Into Elton John in New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer

    A new trailer for “Rocketman,” the Elton John “fantasy musical” in theaters May 31, was released today. As the singer, actor Taron Egerton (“Eddie the Eagle”) performs “Tiny Dancer” and is seen honing his talent at home, rising to fame and grappling with the pitfalls that superstardom can bring. The film also stars Jamie Bell (as John’s [...]

  • Matthew McConaughey White Boy Rick

    STX Buys Matthew McConaughey's Crime Drama 'Bush' for U.S.

    STXfilms has picked up U.S. rights to Matthew McConaughey’s British crime drama “Bush,” with Guy Ritchie directing and producing, for $7 million. The project, formerly known as “Toff Guys,” also stars Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, and Michelle Dockery. The deal was in the works in Berlin and has just been completed. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content