#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE MARTIAN” DOMINATES A TEPID HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
THE MARTIAN continues to outdo itself. The TIFF ’15 selection in its fifth week out finds enough gumption to take the top of the Box Office for 20th Century Fox a quiet Halloween weekend with $11.4 million from 3,218 theatres. To date the Ridley Scott Film has made $182 million domestically.
GOOSEBUMPS, a former number one, rises to second this weekend with $10.2 million for Sony Pictures. It has made $57 million thus far and got a boost this weekend with a buy-one-adult-ticket and get a children’s ticket free promotion.
BRIDGE OF SPIES in its third week rises to third with $8.1 million for DreamWorks. It is nearing the $50-million-mark in North America.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 rises up to fourth with $5.8 million for Sony Pictures, like GOOSEBUMPS, getting a special Halloween weekend promo boost. It has made $156 million in its run this far in these parts.
BURNT opens in fifth for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $5 million from 3,003 theatres. Starring Bradley Cooper, the culinary dramedy got panned by Critics with 29% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a better B- CinemaScore.
TIFF ’15 Selection OUR BRAND IS CRISIS opens in eighth for Warner Bros. with $3.6 million from 2,202 theatres. Critics gave the George Clooney-produced project 32% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it C+ on CinemaScore.
STEVE JOBS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.6 million for Universal Pictures, earning $14.5 million over four weeks.