The Justice League movie will drop down to second place at the box office in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as Disney-Pixar's Coco climbs to the top of the charts.
Coco earned $18.6 million at the box office on Friday, beating Justice League by $2.1 million. Coco will earn an estimated $71.2 million over the Wednesday-Sunday holiday weekend.
Over the same long weekend period, Justice League is expected to earn $60 million from 4,051 locations. That will bring the film's 10-day total to $172 million, the lowest 10-day total for any film in the DC Extended Universe so far.In the same time period, Wonder Woman had grossed $206.3 million and Suicide Squad had earned $222.6 million.
While the Justice League movie won its opening weekend at the box office, the film underperformed compared to projections, earning $94 million instead of the $100-120 million it was expected to earn. The film showed some new life on Tuesday when it had some of the highest gains going to into the Thanksgiving weekend of any number one film in more than a decade, but it still couldn't muster enough momentum to stop the latest Pixar animated sensation that is Coco.
Justice League had the smallest opening weekend yet for a DC Extended Universe movie. By comparison, Man of Steel opened to $116.6 million, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $166 million in its first weekend, Suicide Squad earned $133.7 million in its opening weekend, and Wonder Woman has a record-breaking $103.2 million opening weekend.
Justice League also had the eighth-highest opening weekend of 2017, just behind The Fate of the Furious (and will likely be bumped down at least one more spot when Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in December), and the 56th-highest grossing opening of all time, just behind Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel Studios' latest, Thor: Ragnarok, is also still playing in theaters. The film earned $24 million over the weekend, giving it a fourth-place finish and bringing its domestic box office total to $277 million.
Justice League is now playing in theaters. The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.