Coco dances to $700 million worldwide box office

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Feb 4, 2018

Fresh off a huge night at the Annie Awards Saturday, Pixar's 2017 animated film Coco is poised to cross a milestone at the box office. The film is expected to surpass $700 million worldwide this weekend.

Coco first hit theaters last November and has been slowly released in theaters across the globe ever since. The film, which tells the story of Miguel, a young Mexican boy who just wants to become a musician despite his grandmother's objections, is the seventh film in Pixar history to reach the milestone of $700 million worldwide. Domestically the film grossed $204.6 million and helped Disney lead the annual domestic box office for the second year in a row.

Internationally Coco has also been a huge success, with box-office numbers in Mexico putting the film on track to be the highest-grossing ever there -- knocking Marvel's The Avengers to #2. The film just recently opened at #1 in Sweden and Norway and will open at theaters in Japan in March. In Latin American countries Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Uruguay, Coco is still #1 at the box office. Coco has also done well at the Chinese box office, grossing $183.5 million.

Coco has also done well during awards season. In addition to sweeping the Annie Awards, which honor animation accomplishments, the film also won top animated film honors at the Golden Globes and Producers Guild Awards in early 2018. Coco is also nominated for Best Animated Film at the Oscars, which will announce winners at the annual ceremony on March 4.

(via Deadline)