Addison Schacht investigates the murder of his friend Kevin, with the help of Pheobe, and they discover the truth is darker than they ever imagined.
With just one new movie arriving in theaters this weekend, Broad Green Pictures’ Just Getting Started, it was largely expected that two-time winner Coco would bring home the three-peat this weekend, and that’s exactly what happened, with Coco easily taking the box office crown once again with $18.3 million, dropping just 33.5% in its third frame in theaters. While there is no conceivable way that the movie will repeat for a fourth weekend, with Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters, but it’s still been an impressive box office run thus far for Coco.
As of now Coco, which explores the Land of the Dead, has taken in $135.5 million thus far at the domestic box office, and with an additional $254 million from international markets, it has brought the global total up to $389.5 million. No budget figures were given for Coco, but it’s a surefire hit with critics, earning an impressive 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Disney Pixar’s Coco has had no trouble taking home the box office crown in its first two weekends in theaters, and thanks to minimal competition this weekend, it’s on track to win for a third weekend win in a row. The only new movie opening in wide release at the box office is Broad Green Pictures’ Just Getting Started, which doesn’t have a theater count estimate or a Rotten Tomatoes score yet, but still isn’t expected to give Coco much competition. While it certainly won’t be pretty, we’re predicting that Coco will pull off its third win in a row with $14.5 million.
Will Coco be able to pull off the coveted three-peat at the box office? This year hasn’t been kind to repeat performers. Though some movies have managed to stay in the public interest a lot longer than others.
The first weekend in December is often a crap-shoot at the box office, with little to no competition being brought out for the movies released over the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This was the case this year, with no new releases arriving in wide release, which allowed last weekend’s winner, Disney Pixar’s Coco, to remain atop the box office for the second weekend in a row. The animated adventure took in an estimated $26.1 million in its second frame in theaters this weekend.
Coco dropped just 46.8% in its second weekend, remaining in 3,987 theaters and pulling in a $6,550 per-screen average, bringing its domestic total to $108.6 million. The movie has pulled in an additional $171.3 million, including a Mexican box office record of $54.4 million, becoming the biggest Mexican movie of all time, beating the record held by The Avengers from 2012.
A movie needs no ambition beyond the modest desire to occupy a viewer’s time. But in our spilling-over-with-content world, there are still movies that can make you wonder: Why does this film even exist? Take “November Criminals.” It’s a grade-z teen homicide thriller that, judged solely by its IMDb page, has what you might almost call a pedigree.
The movie’s stars, Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz, bring their puppyish glitter-kid sparkle to the role of high-school seniors who are boyfriend and girlfriend (but not really) in suburban Washington, D.C. The film also features David Strathairn and Catherine Keener as their respective single parents, and it was directed by Sacha Gervasi, the British crossover documentary maverick who made “Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (2009) and the factually fraudulent but still enjoyable making-of-“Psycho” docudrama “Hitchcock” (2012). It all sounds respectable enough.
A privileged teen ventures onto the wrong side of the tracks, and a would-be murder mystery veers into ever-more-faux dramatic territory in November Criminals, the third film by Sacha Gervasi (Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Hitchcock). The starry chemistry of leads Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz injects a modicum of energy into the coming-of-age drama, whose elements of romance, crime and smart-kid angst never coalesce.
Beyond the movie’s missing sense of urgency, it strands David Strathairn and especially Catherine Keener on the sidelines of the narrative clutter. The feature was released to digital streaming outlets in advance of a theatrical run that’s sure…
Directed by Sacha Gervasi.
Starring Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener, Cory Hardrict and Terry Kinney.
A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.
November Criminals follows the story of Addison (Ansel Elgort), a high school senior in Washington, D.C. who just recently lost his mother and is preparing for life after graduating. He has recently started going out with Phoebe (Chloe Grace Moretz) and they are beginning to build a good relationship together. Things change when Addison gets word that a friend of his was murdered just hours after having an interaction with him. The media and police claim that the murder happened because of gang involvement but Addison doesn’t believe it. With the help of Phoebe he starts his own investigation into the death of his friend to find the truth.