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

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“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.