Well if you recognize the top three this week, that's for good reason. The list hasn't changed for nearly a month. That said, between now and the new year we've got eight new wide releases to look forward to — and more importantly, one of them is “Star Wars.”
"Coco" joins a short list of films this year that have topped the box office for three weekends in a row. "Split" had its run in January, followed by "Fate of the Furious" in April and, most recently, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" in August.
"Coco" has continued to perform well overseas, racking up nearly $390 million in worldwide ticket sales.
Holding steady at No. 2 is "Justice League," bringing in $9.5 million in its fourth week in theaters. While it's admirable that "Justice League" is still in the countdown, it's not enough to make this an outright box-office success.
Fortunately for Warner Bros., though, despite the mediocre showing, the studio is having one of its best years on record, becoming the first studio to pass $2 billion at the domestic box office this year.
Warner Bros. can thank its sleeper box-office smash "It" for the tremendous year. Pennywise and Georgie made $327 million at the domestic box office, while only costing the folks at Warner Bros. $35 million to produce.
That said, this distinction as the highest-earning Hollywood studio of 2017 is probably only going to last for another few days or so. Disney is right behind Warner Bros. with $1.85 billion on the year, and "The Last Jedi" is expected to debut to the tune of $200 million or so.
Finally, at No. 3 is "Wonder," bringing in an estimated $8.4 million in its fourth week out.
As for next week, grab your lightsabers and your popcorn and get to your local theater nice and early — we're all going to a galaxy far, far away.