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Coco Is No. 1 Again, but Star Wars Arrives Next Week

The Pixar movie added $18.3M to its three-week total
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2017 12:20 PM CST
Coco Takes the No. 1 Spot for Third Straight Week
In this image released by Disney-Pixar, character Hector, voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal, left, and Miguel, voiced by Anthony Gonzalez, appear in a scene from the animated film, "Coco."   (Disney-Pixar via AP)

(Newser) – Disney and Pixar's Coco has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre-Star Wars: The Last Jedi weekend in theaters. Disney estimates Sunday that Coco added $18.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $135.5 million. Justice League took second place with $9.6 million and the sleeper hit Wonder placed third with $8.5 million. James Franco's The Disaster Artist jumped to fourth place in its second weekend expansion with $6.4 million, and Thor: Ragnarok rounded out the top five.

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The weekend's sole new wide release was the Morgan Freeman film Just Getting Started, which launched to a meager $3.2 million. Most studios have chosen to avoid competing against The Last Jedi, which is expected to dominate theaters and moviegoer attention when it opens on Friday, per the AP.

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