Spectre Soars, “Sea” Sinks At Box-Office

James Bond’s latest outing “Spectre” continued to top the U.S. box-office this week for a second weekend in a row.

The film dropped 49% from its opening weekend to nab $35.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $130.7 million. Worldwide it’s faring even better with around $550 million – including a $48 million opening weekend in China.

“The Peanuts Movie” similarly held well, dropping only 45% to make $24.2 million and bringing its domestic total to $82.5 million.

Several newcomers opened this weekend though and all fared badly. The holiday-themed “Love the Coopers” did the best with $8.4 million, followed by the Chilean mining drama “The 33” with $5.8 million. Faith-based football drama “My All American” failed to nab its demo crowd, scoring just $1.4 million.

Angelina Jolie’s $10+ million arthouse relationship drama “By the Sea” opened on ten screens to just an underwhelming $9,544 screen average. On the flipside “Spotlight” expanded to 60 screens and nabbed a $23,306 average.

Source: Variety