Pixar’s Latest Film ‘Coco’ Becomes Mexico’s Highest Grossing Film Ever

Someone might want to figure out what the creative team at Pixar is drinking, because whatever it is, it’s working. They continue to produce hit after hit, and their latest film ‘Coco‘ might be one of their best.

Critics have been praising this movie. It has a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s the clear favorite to win Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, and if it does, it’ll be the ninth win for Pixar.

Coco will be released worldwide next week, but it has been playing in Mexico for the last three weeks, to “coincide with the Dia De Muertos celebrations, during which the film takes place.” The movie has made 824 million pesos ($43.1 million USD) so far, and it’ll pass the 827 million record set by The Avengers five years ago.

For those who don’t know, Coco follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel, who wants to follow in the footsteps of the legendary musician Ernesto De La Cruz, which is made difficult by his Grandmother who has banned music in the house.

“During Dia De Muertos, Miguel sneaks into the church where Ernesto’s guitar is located and is transported to the Land of the Dead, where he meets his ancestors and a trickster named Hector Rivera (Gael Garcia Bernal). As he tries to find a way back to the land of the living, he uncovers why his family is forbidden to play music.”

It’ll be released in the states November 22, and you should definitely check it out.

‘Furious 7’ Is Now China’s Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time

This Furious 7 movie just can’t stop breaking records. In its second full week in the Chinese market, the action film took home 450 million yuan ($74 million), which brings the impressive box office total up to over 2 billion yuan ($332 million).

In just 15 days, the movie has passed the previous record of $319 million held by the Transformers: Age of Extinction. According to the research group Entgroup, China is the biggest box office territory in the world for Vin Diesel’s baby.

Back in North America, Furious 7 is still holding strong. The film has been at the number one spot since its release earlier this month, although, that will change this weekend with The Avengers: Age of Ultron being released.

What other records does this movie have? Well, it’s the fastest live-action film to take home more than $1 billion worldwide. And after going over the $1.32 billion mark, it’s now more successful than Frozen.

Maybe Vin Diesel was right when he said this movie would win Best Picture at the Oscars?

“It will probably win best picture at the Oscars, unless the Oscars don’t want to be relevant ever. This will win best picture. There is nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.”

Okay, okay. We all know that’s never going to happen; however, the noise this movie is making around the world is pretty impressive.