Box Office Roundup

Weekend Box Office

SPECTRE dropped 52.2% in its second week of release, but still remained the top contender of the weekend. The film grossed $33.7 million over the weekend, and has grossed a total of $129 million at the domestic box office. While its second week drop was significantly less than Skyfall’s in 2012, it’s still 20% behind Skyfall’s 10-day gross of $161 million, most likely due to the absence of the less than stellar critical reception. The studio shouldn’t worry though, because the film is doing really well for itself. It’s yet another showcase of the reliability of the 007 series.

The Peanuts Movie dropped 46% from last weekend to a $24.0 million weekend gross. The film is going strong, both critically and financially, but it only has a small window for it to make money before Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur enters the picture. The Peanuts Movie has grossed $82.3 million in total, domestically.

Opening to third place, Love the Coopers grossed $8.32 million over the weekend. It opened slightly ahead of expectations, but that’s probably due to the holiday season and the curiosity set by the ensemble cast. Its weekend gross is not a reflection of its critical and audience reception, that’s for sure.

It’s November, and a movie released back in the first week of October is still in the top five of the box office. That movie is, of course, The Martian, which grossed $6.71 million over the weekend. While not a big in-take, it’s a testament to how slow the box office has been these past few weeks. The film has grossed a total of $207 million, domestically.

The 33 opened to $5.79 million. The Antonio Banderas film centered around the 2010 Copiapó mining accident received a mixed reception from critics and its weekend gross is definitely a reflection of that.

Overseas Numbers

SPECTRE opened to $48.2 million in China, which nabs it the record for the biggest opening weekend of all-time for an imported 2D film. Over the weekend, it grossed $152.6 million overseas. SPECTRE is now at a $543.8 million worldwide total.

Bollywood romantic comedy film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo opened to a $31.0 million gross overseas. It scored success in a couple of countries, most notably India and the UK, where it was the biggest Bollywood opening of all-time ($27.0 million and $1.50 million, respectively).

Breaking Records

Minions has somehow made its way to becoming the 10th highest-grossing film of all-time. It knocked off Transformers: Dark of the Moon to become the fourth 2015 release to be part of the top 10. The film has grossed $1.16 billion in total.

Prediction Time

Welcome to the weekly box office games. If you’re going against Jennifer Lawrence and a young adult film adaptation, may the odds be ever in your favor:

1.) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
3.) The Peanuts Movie
4.) The Night Before
5.) The Secret in their Eyes

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