Disney/Pixar's Coco doesn’t hit U.S. theaters until later this month, but that hasn’t stopped it from already being a downright unstoppable, record-breaking success.
In addition to some stellar reviews, the spooky animated flick -- directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina -- has just become the highest-grossing movie ever in Mexico, according to Deadline. Released there earlier to coincide (cough: cash in) with the Dia de los Muertos holiday period, the film is said to have made 824M pesos ($43.1M) in its first 19 days of release. It’s now knocked Mexico’s previous record-holder -- Marvel’s The Avengers -- off their top spot.
Coco has been the number one movie in Mexico for three consecutive weeks, thanks to strong word-of-mouth and killer reviews. The movie follows young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, the deceased Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).
With such a strong start before rollouts in the U.S. and the rest of the world, could Coco be a contender to beat the juggernaut Frozen, which made over over $1.2 billion worldwide? We don’t see why not. The movie -- which we recently found out has a few Easter eggs planted throughout -- has been gaining momentum ever since the trailer was released earlier this year.
Actor Gael García Bernal voices the naughty Héctor in both the Spanish and English versions of the movie, who leads Miguel off onto a dark and mysterious journey that culminates in a strange family reunion. It definitely feels as though this is going to turn into an undeniable Pixar classic, and we can’t wait to see it. It's arriving on these shores Nov. 22, just in time for Thanksgiving.
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