NORTH AMERICA: 'Spectre' Scores $95.3M in First Week After Leading Thursday with $4.34M; 'The Peanuts Movie' Claims $58.3M in Seven Days After $1.53M Daily Take
on November 13, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Spectre grossed $4.34 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was down 45 percent from Wednesday's Veterans Day performance. Spectre was the week's top film with a solid, but unspectacular seven-day start of $95.30 million. That places Spectre a significant 20.5 percent behind the $119.84 million seven-day start of 2012's Skyfall and 16 percent ahead of the $82.08 million seven-day take of Quantum of Solace.
The Peanuts Movie rounded out its first week of a release with a second place take of $1.53 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky declined a sharp 80 percent from Wednesday. The Peanuts Movie placed in second for the week with a healthy seven-day start of $58.29 million. The film is currently running just 4 percent behind the $60.63 million seven-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph and 4 percent ahead of the $55.87 million seven-day start of 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Fellow Fox release The Martian held steady in third place with $0.673 million. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 55 percent from Wednesday and down 29.5 percent from last Thursday. The Martian took third place for the week with $12.92 million. That was down only 21 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's six-week domestic total to a very impressive $200.68 million.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies was up one spot from Wednesday to move into fourth with $0.546 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks fell 42 percent from Wednesday and 26 percent from last Thursday. Bridge of Spies placed in fifth this week with $8.52 million. The film was down 27 percent from the previous week and has grossed a healthy $57.41 million in four weeks.
On the platform front, Open Road's Spotlight took in $30,157 for the day, while Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn took in $24,799. Both awards seasons hopefuls played in 5 locations yesterday, which gave Spotlight and Brooklyn respective daily per-location averages of $6,031 and $4,960. Spotlight has grossed $446,770 in five days, while Brooklyn has taken in $347,996 in nine days. This weekend Spotlight will be playing in 61 locations and Brooklyn will be playing in 23 locations.