“Spectre” & “Peanuts” Continues Reign On Box Office


The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown dominated theaters again over the weekend, while new films failed to make their mark.

Spectre, the 24th Bond installment and last week's top film, earned $35.4 million in its second weekend to top all movies to bring its overall domestic haul to over $130.7 million.

In second was The Peanuts Movie, earning $24.2 million and $82.5 million so far.

The Christmas comedy Love the Coopers, starring an ensemble including Diane Keaton and Alan Arkin, had the biggest debut, coming in third with $8.4 million for CBS Films.

The Chilean miner drama, The 33, opens in fifth with just $5.8 million, detailing the 2010 disaster where 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days. It stars Antonio Banderas and Lou Diamond Phillips.

The marital drama starring Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, By The Sea, played in just 10 theaters this week, making only $95,440. The third film directed by Jolie Pitt, who also wrote the script, was made for a modest $10 million.

Coming in fourth was The Martian, which earned $6.7 million to bring its domestic haul to over $207.4 million to date.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the Seth Rogen comedy The Night Before, and the thriller The Secret in their Eyes.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Spectre," $35.4 million ($152.6 million international).
2. "The Peanuts Movie," $24.2 million ($2.5 million international).
3. "Love the Coopers," $8.4 million.
4. "The Martian," $6.7 million ($5.3 million international).
5. "The 33," $5.8 million.
6. "Goosebumps," $4.7 million ($2.4 million international).
7. "Bridge of Spies," $4.3 million ($1.2 million international).
8. "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo," $2.4 million ($31 million international).
9. "Hotel Transylvania 2," $2.4 million ($8.9 million international).
10. "The Last Witch Hunter," $1.5 million ($5.2 million international).