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Box office: 'Coco' works its magic for 3rd straight week ahead of 'Star Wars'

Box office: 'Coco' works its magic for 3rd straight week ahead of 'Star Wars'

In advance of the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opening Friday, this week's box office remained virtually unchanged, with Disney's "Coco" maintaining the top spot for the third weekend in a row.

Despite losing 239 locations, “Coco” raked in an estimated $18.3 million, a relatively small decline of 34%, for a cumulative gross of $135.5 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.

Only three other films have maintained a box office hold for three consecutive weeks in 2017: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (which reigned over a sleepy August box office), “The Fate of the Furious” and “Split.”

ComScore’s senior media analyst...

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