NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE: Sony, MGM and EON Productions’ spy thriller held on to top berth as the running total climbed to $130.7m after two sessions, while Universal launched Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea in a lacklustre limited debut.
On Imax, James Bond delivered $3.8m from 374 screens in North America and $13m worldwide as the global tally climbed to nearly $40m.
Fox’s The Peanuts Movie edged closer to $100m following a number two hold that generated $24m for $82.3m.
The CBS Films comedy Love The Coopers starring Diane Keaton, Alan Arkin and John Goodman arrived in third place on a solid $8.3m from 2,603 venues.
Of the other new releases to break into the top 10, Warner Bros released the Chilean mine disaster drama The 33 – a monster hit in Chile this year – at number five on $5.8m from 2,452 theatres.
Bollywood sensation Prem Ratan Dhan Payo stormed in at number eight on $2.8m via Fox International Productions.
The film grossed $30.1m from seven international markets via Fox International this weekend and set the biggest debut of all time for a Bollywood film in India on $26.5m.
Clarius Entertainment’s drama My All American starring Sarah Bolger and Aaron Eckhart arrived at number 12 on $1.4m from 1,565 sites.
By The Sea, the third film directed by Angelina Jolie in which she stars opposite husband Brad Pitt, arrived at number 31 through Universal on $96,250 from 10 sites.
Overall box office for the top 12 amounted to $96.4m and fell 36.4% against last weekend when Spectre launched. The session dropped 25.6% against the comparable period in 2014, when Dumb And Dumber To opened top on $36.1m and Big Hero 6 and Interstellar both generated $28m-plus second-weekend holds.
This weekend’s wide releases are Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 starring Jennifer Lawrence; Sony’s Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt comedy The Night Before; and mystery The Secret In Their Eyes, which marks the second release from STX Entertainment and stars Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts.
Confirmed top 10 North America November 13-15, 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (1) Spectre (MGM-Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International/MGM $33.7m $128.9m
2 (2) The Peanuts Movie (Fox) Fox International $24m $82.3m
3 (-) Love The Coopers (CBS Films) Lionsgate International $8.3m –
4 (3) The Martian (Fox) Fox International $6.7m $207.4m
5 (-) The 33 (Warner Bros) Alcon Entertainment $5.8m –
6 (4) Goosebumps (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $4.6m $73.5m
7 (5) Bridge Of Spies (DreamWorks-Buena Vista) Fox International $4.3m $61.7m
8 (-) Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Fix International Productions) Fox International $2.8m –
9 (6) Hotel Transylvania 2 (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $2.3m $165.2m
10 (8) The Last Witch Hunter (Lionsgate-Summit) Lionsgate International $1.5m $26.1m