‘Spectre,’ ‘Peanuts’ continue box office reign

1. Spectre – $35 million [2nd week; $130.7 million] There wasn’t a sophomore week slump for the latest 007 film as it easily stood atop the box office despite three new arrivals.

Dropping 40% from its opening weekend, Daniel Craig’s fourth stint as James Bond still has a lot of work to do to match its $250 million budget.

Thanks to a massive record-breaking $48 million opening in China, worldwide, Spectre is soaring and has hit $550 million. The China number is especially noteworthy as Skyfall, the previous Bond film, earned a total of $59 in its stint in China.

2. The Peanuts Movie – $24.2 million [2nd week; $82.5 million in total] Unlike Spectre, Charlie Brown and the gang didn’t have to worry about any competition for family attention. Similarly, Peanuts will need to make its money in a hurry as Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, which is already getting rave reviews, is coming to theaters Nov. 25.

(Left to right) Amanda Seyfried, Jake Lacy, Olivia Wilde, Maxwell Simkins, Blake Baumgartner, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton and Alex Borstein (back to camera) in LOVE THE COOPERS to be released by CBS Films and Lionsgate.
(Left to right) Amanda Seyfried, Jake Lacy, Olivia Wilde, Maxwell Simkins, Blake Baumgartner, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Alan Arkin, Diane Keaton and Alex Borstein (back to camera) in LOVE THE COOPERS to be released by CBS Films and Lionsgate.

3. Love the Coopers – $8.4 million [debut week] – I never get why a Christmas theme film would arrive in theaters in early November when at the very least, it could lure audience members looking for a fun holiday treat. Not like they’d find it with the Coopers, which should net a decent profit given its $17.7 million budget.

4. The Martian – $6.7 million [7th week; $207 million] Hey look, the sci-fi adventure looks to finally be coming back to orbit. One of the year’s unlikely success stories, the long stint in the Top 5 and popularity with both audiences and critics have likely led for Matt Damon’s latest to be the year’s “fun film” allowed into the Oscar discussion despite Jurassic World 3D (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD) being the third highest grossing film of all time.

5. The 33 – $5.8 million [debut week] Based on the 2010 true story of 33 workers trapped in a mine in Chile, the Antonio Banderas-led drama suffered from trailers pretty much revealing the entire film. It should catch its $25 million budget, but anything beyond that seems less certain.

Read the book on the account Amazon.com: 33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners

 

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