Coco Is Already the Highest-Grossing Movie in Mexican History

Image: Disney
Image: Disney

Pixar’s latest film, Coco, won’t be released in the US until November 22, but it’s already made box office history. In less than three weeks, it’s become the highest grossing film ever in Mexico.

The film, which is set in Mexico and features a full Latin cast, opened in Mexico on October 27. To date, it has grossed 827 million pesos, or about $43 million, overtaking The Avengers, the previous all-time champ.

Coco tells the story of a young boy named Miguel, who loves music but is prevented from playing it because of a mysterious family secret. He then travels to the Land of the Dead to confront his ancestors and find out why he’s not allowed to play music.


Coco opens in the US next week; you can read our review below.

[Hollywood Reporter]

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Falsoman el Garabatero

This does not surprise me. When I said it was being VERY well received I meant that the worst I have heard from it was someone being meh about it. It has virtually all positive reviews. I’m sure negative reviews will appear in due time, but it’s been three weeks now, so it’s doing good.

As I said, It is not my favorite Pixar movie, but it is very respectful, gets most everything right and it is very fun.

It is also the first movie I have attended where you could hear a big chunk of the theater sniffling/choking back the tears in unison at points.