Fandango has announced Disney Pixar’s upcoming animated picture Coco is leading Holiday weekend ticket sales ahead of DC’s latest superhero film Justice League.
Coco is pacing similarly to Disney’s Moana at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. The film has managed 94 out of 100 Fanticipation movie buzz index points and is currently tracking for a $55 million to $60 million five-day domestic debut. It is already the highest grossing film of all-time in Mexico.
Over 1,000 moviegoers were surveyed in which 96% revealed they can’t wait for a film that the whole family can enjoy, 92% look forward to the film’s characters, 83% are Frozen fans excited to see the Olaf short attach to the film, and 64% revealed that seeing a Disney or Pixar film in the theater is part of their Thanksgiving holiday tradition.
Directed Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco features the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor and Edward James Olmos. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Character actress Renée Victor also joins the cast as Abuelita, Miguel’s grandmother.”
Coco hits theaters tomorrow.