“Coco,” a movie produced and helmed by U.S. filmmakers about Dia de los Muertos, has shattered box office records in Mexico, where it is now the top-grossing movie of all time with a present take of $US43 million, a number sure to keep climbing during the remainder of its theatrical run.
The movie is the work of Pixar Studios, a byword for quality animated entertainment. Past Pixar hits include the “Toy Story” franchise, “Up,” “Ratatouille,” “Inside/Out” and “The Incredibles.” According to Pixar’s P.R. department, the studio’s research team worked overtime prior to shooting in order to make sure the finished product paid proper respect to both the Mexican holiday and Mexican culture itself – work which seems to have paid off in spades.
“Coco” is playing this week at both lakeside movie complexes. See page 19 for times.