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COCO breaks record as the highest grossing film in Mexican history

After its world premiere at the 15th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), COCO became the highest grossing film in Mexican history, less than three weeks after it reached theaters in the country.

In 20 days, the film directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, was seen by more than 17.9 million people and it made 842 million pesos, surpassing the record set by Avengers, which raised 827 million at the box office in the summer of 2012.


COCO, by Lee Unkrick and Adrian Molina.

Since last Sunday, November 12, COCO had already surpassed Minions (2015) as the highest grossing animated film in Mexico, as it managed to reach 16.43 million viewers, exceeding the 15.53 million Mexicans who saw the Despicable Me (2010) spin-off.

COCO tells the story of Miguel, a twelve-year-old boy whose dream is to become a great musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, even though his family has “prohibited” any contacting with music. With the will to demonstrate his talent, Miguel begins a journey that will take him to the Land of the Dead where he will discover the truth that hides in his family history.

Experience the best moments of the world premiere of COCO at the 15th FICM.