'Spectre' news: James Bond film tops weekend box office estimates; 'The Peanuts Movie' places second


“Spectre,” the latest entry in the James Bond series of films, has once again topped the charts during the weekend of Nov. 8, earning close to $200 million in worldwide weekend box office sales. Crunching the numbers, data collection and analytics company Rentrak Corporation placed the film’s domestic weekend box office estimate at $73 million.

“Sony’s ‘Spectre’ makes it two consecutive weekends at the top of the global box office chart as it makes its North American debut and enjoys a $190.8 million worldwide weekend performance,” said Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian in a statement. “Notably, the latest James Bond film holds the number one spot in every market where it is released & across 77 total international markets raked in a phenomenal $117.8 million from over 15,000 screens.”

“Spectre” opened on Oct. 26 in the U.K. and on Nov. 6 in the U.S., and Box Office Mojo computed $294.94 million in worldwide gross sales for the film as of Nov. 9, with a domestic total of $75.7 million.

Daniel Craig top bills the 24th film in the James Bond film franchise as the famous agent 007. With him are Christoph Waltz as the antagonist Franz Oberhauser/ Ernst Stavro Blofeld; La Seydoux as psychologist Dr. Madeleine Swann; Ben Whishaw as Q; Naomie Harris as former agent Eve Moneypenny; Dave Bautista as the assassin Mr. Hinx; Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra; and Ralph Fiennes as M.

Meanwhile, next in line in the weekend’s worldwide box office estimates, according to Rentrak, is “The Peanuts Movie,” earning $49.6 million worldwide. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” gained $21.9 million; while “The Martian” and “Hotel Transylvania 2” both raked in $18.6 million each.

In terms of domestic sales, “The Peanuts Movie” also placed second with $45 million; followed by “The Martian” with $9.3 million; “Goosebumps” with $7 million; and “Bridge of Spies” with $6.1 million.