There’s still a week left before Coco finally hits U.S. theaters, as it premiered in Mexico on October 21 at the Morelia Film Festival. In the film’s first two week of release it became the fastest ten-day grosser ever for an animated feature in Mexico, as well as the biggest original animated release ever in the territory.
Coco has taken in “824 million pesos — or $43.1 million and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run.”
Coco is the first Pixar film featuring a Mexican protagonist, set in Mexico, on the widely-celebrated Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The film tells the story of twelve-year-old Miguel (voiced byAnthony Gonzalez), who lives in the small, fictional village of Santa Cecilia and dreams of becoming a musician. He meets a trickster named Hector (Gael García Bernal) and sets off to find out the real story behind Miguel’s family history in the Land of the Dead.
Coco opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is has been critically acclaimed with a t 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.