NOVEMBER 9 UPDATE: A stirring debut saw the EON Productions, MGM and Sony’s James Bond saga take the box office by storm on an estimated $70m as Fox’s The Peanut’s Movie had to settle for second on a commendable $44m.
Spectre has raced to $293m worldwide factoring in the muscular international performance and the North American debut was the second highest in the franchise behind $88.4m set by Skyfall in 2012.
Fox’s The Martian has neared $200m and stands at $196.8m in third place after six sessions.
Three awards contenders arrived at the weekend led by Open Road Films’ acclaimed Spotlight on $295,009 from five theatres at number 23. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber lead the ensemble.
Fox Searchlight opened Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan at number 30 on $187,281 while Bleecker Street debuted Trumbo with Bryan Cranston at number 36 on $74,177 from five.
Overall box office for the top 12 amounted to $151.4m and climbed 142% against last weekend and gained 3.1% on the comparable period in 2014 when Big Hero 6 opened at number one on $56.2m.
This weekend’s wide releases are Chilean mine disaster drama The 33 through Warner Bros and comedy Love The Coopers via CBS Films.
Confirmed top 10 North America November 6-8, 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (-) Spectre (MGM-Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International/MGM $70.4m –
2 (-) The Peanuts Movie (Fox) Fox International $44.2m –
3 (1) The Martian (Fox) Fox International $9.1m $196.8m
4 (2) Goosebumps (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $6.8m $66.3m
5 (3) Bridge Of Spies (DreamWorks-Buena Vista) Fox International $5.8m $54.7m
6 (4) Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $3.6m $161.3m
7 (6) Burnt (TWC) TWC International $2.9m $10.1m
8 (5) The Last Witch Hunter (Lionsgate-Summit) Lionsgate International $2.6m $23.5m
9 (11) The Intern (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $1.7m $71.3m
10 (7) Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (Paramount) Paramount Pictures International $1.6m $16.3m