#BOXOFFICE: “SPECTRE” AND “THE PEANUTS MOVIE” OPEN STRONG
Not that there ever was any doubt, but SPECTRE, the latest in the 007 franchise, debuts atop the Box Office in its North American debut this weekend. It earns $74 million for Sony Pictures from 3,929 theatres. By comparison, 2012’s Skyfall which also opened in November, opened with $88 million, ranking this second in the franchise for biggest opening. Critically, it gets mixed reviews with a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from audiences, giving it hopefully enough legs to run on in coming weeks.
Debuting in second is THE PEANUTS MOVIE with $45 million from 3,897 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics are lauding it with an 86% on the Tomatometer and Audiences agree it’s great with an A CinemaScore.
Former champ THE MARTIAN lands in third this weekend, still going strong in its sixth week out with $9 million, edging oh-so-close to that $200 million-mark domestically for 20th Century Fox.
GOOSEBUMPS is in fourth spot with $6.6 million for Sony Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has made $66 million thus far in its run in North America.
BRIDGE OF SPIES is in fifth with $6.1 million for DreamWorks, now in its third week at about $55 million total.
THE INTERN continues to perform well now in its seventh week out, with $1.7 million for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million-mark.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is OUR BRAND IS CRISIS with $1.5 million, now in its second week out for Warner Bros.