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Daily Box Office Report
Thursday, November 23, 2017

By Daniel Garris

Disney’s Coco remained in first place at the daily box office on Thursday with an estimated $8.931 M. That represented a 32.6 percent decline from Wednesday’s opening day performance. In comparison, 2015’s The Good Dinosaur slowed 33.0 percent on its first Thursday to gross $6.540 M, while last year’s Moana fell 36.0 percent to take in $9.930 M on Thanksgiving Day. Coco experiencing a slightly smaller first-Thursday percentage decline than both The Good Dinosaur and Moana is a good early sign for Coco going forward. Coco has grossed a promising $22.173 M in its first two days. That is 36.0 percent stronger than the $16.300 M two-day start of The Good Dinosaur and just 12.9 percent behind the $25.449 M two-day launch of Moana. Coco currently appears headed for a weekend gross in the area of $49 M to $55 M, which would place the film’s five-day start in the range of $71.2 M - $77.2 M.

Warner’s Justice League held steady in second place with an estimated $8.465 M. The film’s Thanksgiving Day performance was down 19.0 percent from Wednesday. Justice League grossed $130.817 M in its first week of release. That was significantly below expectations and underwhelming given the film’s event film nature and very expensive price tag. Justice League is running 11.5 percent behind the $147.823 M seven-day start of Wonder Woman earlier this year and 27.0 percent behind the $179.105 M seven-day haul of last year’s Suicide Squad. Going forward, it is highly likely that Justice League will display holding power much more in line with that of Suicide Squad than that of Wonder Woman.

Lionsgate’s Wonder grossed an estimated $3.940 M to remain in third place. Wonder was down a sharp 34.3 percent from Wednesday, though it should be noted that family films in general experienced large daily percentage declines on Thanksgiving. In the bigger picture, Wonder continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a seven-day gross of $47.130 M. That places Wonder 26.8 percent ahead of the $37.164 M grossed by 2012’s Lincoln after seven days of wide release and 21.6 percent behind the $60.127 M seven-day breakout start of 2009’s The Blind Side.

Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok continued to claim fourth with an estimated $3.477 M. Thor: Ragnarok decreased 12.8 percent from Wednesday and increased a healthy 43.7 percent over last Thursday. The three-week total for Thor: Ragnarok stands at a mighty $260.677 M. Thor: Ragnarok is currently the seventh highest grossing release of 2017 to date domestically and is about to overtake Despicable Me 3 to move into sixth place for the year.

Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express and Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 placed in fifth and sixth with respective estimated daily grosses of $3.035 M and $2.675 M. Murder on the Orient Express was up a strong 19.0 percent over Wednesday, while Daddy’s Home 2 was down a slim 1.3 percent. Respective total grosses for the two films remain very close, as Murder on the Orient Express has grossed $61.217 M in two weeks and Daddy’s Home 2 has grossed $59.412 M over the same timeframe.

Sony’s The Star claimed seventh place with an estimated $1.00 M. That represented a very sharp 38.8 percent decline from Wednesday. The Star took in $15.156 M in its first week of release, as the film is performing towards the higher end of its modest expectations and is off to a solid start with its modest cost in mind. The Star is running 48.7 percent ahead of the $10.194 M seven-day take of 2006's The Nativity Story.

Fellow Sony release Roman J. Israel, Esq. finished in eighth on Thanksgiving Day with an estimated $930 K. The Denzel Washington led Roman J. Israel, Esq. was up a strong 23.2 percent over Wednesday, though the film is still on course for a modest five-day holiday performance in the area of $6 M. Through Thursday, Roman J. Israel, Esq. has grossed $1.759 M after two days of wide release and five additional days of platform release.

Estimated daily domestic box office results for Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Daily
Last Thu.
TG to OW
1 Coco
$8,931,000 3,987 $2,240 -32.6% N/A $22,173,000 N/A 0
2 Justice League
(Warner Bros.)
$8,465,000 4,051 $2,090 -19.0% N/A $130,817,000 1.394 1
3 Wonder
$3,940,000 3,140 $1,255 -34.3% N/A $47,130,000 1.711 1
4 Thor: Ragnarok
$3,477,000 3,281 $1,060 -12.8% +43.7% $260,677,000 2.124 3
5 Murder on the Orient Express
$3,035,000 3,214 $944 +19.0% +69.6% $61,217,000 2.134 2
6 Daddy's Home 2
$2,675,000 3,518 $760 -1.3% +130.2% $59,412,000 2.004 2
7 The Star
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$1,000,000 2,837 $352 -38.8% N/A $15,156,000 1.545 1
8 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
(Sony / Columbia)
$930,000 1,648 $564 +23.2% N/A $1,759,000 N/A 1
9 A Bad Moms Christmas
$814,000 2,306 $353 -14.1% -18.8% $54,747,000 3.267 3
10 Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight)
$665,000 590 $1,127 -15.8% +2,536.5% $3,224,000 2.925 2
11 Lady Bird
$573,000 741 $774 -24.3% +469.1% $6,661,000 2.647 3
12 The Man Who Invented Christmas
(Bleecker Street)
$255,000 532 $479 +29.0% N/A $452,000 N/A 0

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