Spectre places first with strong hold one week before Hunger Games

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In this image released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions, Daniel Craig appears in a scene from the James Bond film, "Spectre." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on Nov. 6, 2015. (Jonathan Olley/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions via AP)

CHICOPEE Mass. (WWLP) – Spectre placed first with a stronger than expected hold. Its 50% drop was actually better than both Skyfall and Quantum of Solace in their second weekends. Its $35.4 million weekend brings its total to $130 million after two weeks. Spectre has a few more days of enjoying first place before The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes over the marketplace.

In this photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC, before their next big airborne adventure, Snoopy and Woodstock have a quiet moment in the new film, "The Peanuts Movie."  The movie releases in U.S. theaters Nov. 6, 2015.  (Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC via AP)
In this photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC, before their next big airborne adventure, Snoopy and Woodstock have a quiet moment in the new film, “The Peanuts Movie.” The movie releases in U.S. theaters Nov. 6, 2015. (Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC via AP)

The Peanuts Movie was able to avoid a 50% drop its second weekend making $24.2 million in second place. Peanuts fell a little harder in its second weekend than previous animated fare released in November. Peanuts is often associated with the holidays due to their Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas specials. Peanuts should get a little boost from the holiday season, unless The Good Dinosaur completely monopolizes the family market when it opens in two weeks.

This photo provided by CBS Films and Lionsgate shows, Diane Keaton, left, as Charlotte, and John Goodman as Sam, in "Love the Coopers," released by CBS Films and Lionsgate. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 13, 2015.  (Suzanne Tenner/CBS Films/Lionsgate via AP)
This photo provided by CBS Films and Lionsgate shows, Diane Keaton, left, as Charlotte, and John Goodman as Sam, in “Love the Coopers,” released by CBS Films and Lionsgate. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 13, 2015. (Suzanne Tenner/CBS Films/Lionsgate via AP)

Love the Coopers came in third place with $8.4 million. This is way too little to have an extended holiday run with a boost at Christmas time. This movie will start shedding theaters long before Christmas arrives.

The Martian once again had an extraordinary hold with $6.7 million. If it can survive The Hunger Games onslaught next weekend, it may just be able to squeak past The Bourne Ultimatum to become Matt Damon’s highest grossing movie.

The 33 was underwhelming in 5th place making only $5.8 million. With low marks from critics, it is unlikely to reach $25 million by the end of its run.

Bollywood actors Salman Khan, right, and Sonam Kapoor dance with children from Dharavi slum during a promotional event for their upcoming movie ' Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released on Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Bollywood actors Salman Khan, right, and Sonam Kapoor dance with children from Dharavi slum during a promotional event for their upcoming movie ‘ Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The film is scheduled to be released on Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies flip flopped from their Friday positions making $4.6 and $4.2 respectively. Both movies dropped less than 35% from last weekend.

Bollywood arrived in Hollywood as Prem Ratan Dhan Payo made $2.4 million placing 8th on the domestic chart. Its $8,000 per theater average was better than all but Spectre in the top ten.

Hotel Transylvania 2 enjoyed another week in the top ten with $2.3 million. It has now made $17 million more than its predecessor did.

Leapfrogging over My All American for one last weekend in the top ten was The Last Witch Hunter. With $1.5 million for the weekend, Hunter was able to bring its total to $26 million. With a budget estimated around $90 million, this is definitely lower than the studio anticipated at this point.

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Top ten at the box office (chart provided by The Associated Press):

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).

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