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.