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.
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.
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.
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.
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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).