After a few weeks of disastrous bomb after disastrous bomb, Spectre arrived to turn the tide and delivered the second highest opening for the Bond franchise.
Spectre made $73 million and is already the eighth highest grossing Bond of all time. Skyfall is still the best opening of all time for the franchise with $88.3 million. Fun fact, if you adjust for inflation, Thunderball is the highest grossing movie in the franchise. Spectre should be able to hold out on top next weekend but the weekend before Thanksgiving, it’s got the juggernaut that will be the final Hunger Games coming and that will probably keep it well away from Skyfall’s $304 million domestic gross and over $1 billion worldwide.
The Peanuts Movie was a solid second place with $45 million. Most of the recent Bond movies have actually had a family animated movie open right around the same time, like Wreck it Ralph vs Skyfall and Happy Feet vs Casino Royale.
The Martian dropped to third with another $9.3 million, putting it over $197 million total. It’s now Ridley Scott’s highest grossing movie of all time.
Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies rounded out the top 5.
Most of the horror movies from October have fallen almost out of the top ten. PA: The Ghost Dimension dropped to tenth with $1.6 million, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse dropped to 17th with $630,000 and Crimson Peak dropped to twelfth with $1.2 million.