Spectre, as expected, stayed strongly on top of the box office for another weekend, dropping less than 50% from last weekend and making another $35.4 million. It’s an absolute juggernaut overseas and has already made $543.8 worldwide, putting it into the top ten for the year at number 8 ahead of Cinderella but currently behind Fifty Shades of Gray. It’s about $30 million behind where Skyfall was domestically in the same time frame.
The Peanuts Movie remained in second with another $24.2 million, putting it over $82 million for it’s two weeks out. Pixar has The Good Dinosaur coming out in a little over a week, so that we probably send Peanuts down the charts.
The best performing of the new releases was family comedy Love the Coopers, which took in $8.4 million. It’s about four million off from similarly themed movies like The Family Stone, This Christmas or The Holiday but it’s the only movie of it’s type for a few weeks (The Night Before is coming out but is a raunchy R rated comedy).
The Martian managed to hold off real life survival story The 33 to round out the top 5, with The Martian taking in another $6.7 million while The 33 made $5.8 million, which is well off from recent real life dramas like Unbroken or Captain Phillips.
Bollywood musical Prem Ratan Dhan Payo took eighth place with $2.4 million, the fourth highest Bollywood opening in the US of all time.
In ninth place, Hotel Transylvania 2 has become Adam Sandler’s highest grossing movie of all time with $165.2 million.
My All American bombed with only $1.4 million and not making it into the top ten, coming in at 12th. The very similar Woodlawn just came out a weekend or two ago, so there’s apparently only so much vaguely faith based football drama people can take.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.