Coco has now become the 7th film from Pixar Animation Studios to cross the $700 million mark at the world wide box office. It’s now the 6th Disney movie released in 2017 to make that mark. To top if off, the film also won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend.
While domestic results were a less than expected $200M, Coco has won hearts of audiences elsewhere around the globe and there are still new markets yet to open – Japan most notably. With a little help, it will pass “Up” for 6th on the list of Pixar films.
At the Annies Coco was awarded prizes for Best Animated Feature, Directing, Writing, Production Design, Character Animation and Design, Animated Effects, Storyboarding, Music, and Editing. Previously, Coco won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film and picked up honors from the National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. Hopefully there are even more honors ahead as Coco has been nominated as Best Animated Feature at the BAFTAs and Oscars.
Here’s a short panel discussion with Pixar’s Coco team of writer/director Lee Unkrich, co-director Adrian Molina, producer Darla K. Anderson, composer Michael Giacchino, and songwriter-arranger Germaine Franco.
Disney has released “Coco” back into theaters ahead of the Oscars. Maybe it will do better in the US after it picks up a few more awards.