Daniel Craig stars in the Sony/MGM release "SPECTRE" which remained atop the weekend box office (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.).
LOS ANGELES - Sony's newest James Bond feature "SPECTRE" remained on top of the weekend box office for the second straight week, earning $35.40 million.
Despite lacking the critical reception that 2012's "Skyfall" received, "SPECTRE" has now posted $130.7 million in the U.S., with a worldwide total of $543.8 million. The new release stayed ahead of the kid-friendly "The Peanuts Movie," which came in second with $24.20 million for a two-week total of $82.49 million.
CBS Films' new entry, the holiday-themed "Love the Coopers," starring Diane Keaton and John Goodman earned a respectable $8.40 million over three days despite little marketing support. In fourth place as Fox's "The Martian" which continued strong with $6.72 million for a seven-week total of $207.41 million. In fifth place was Warner Bros. take on the trapped Chilean miners "The 33" which earned $5.84 million.
The rest of the top 10 stacked up this way:
6. "Goosebumps" (Sony) $6.45 million for a seven-week total of $73.49 million
7. "Bridge of Spies" (Disney) $4.29 million for a five-week total of $61.69 million
8. "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" (FIP) $2.40 million on its opening weekend
9. "Hotel Transylvania 2" (Sony) $2.35 million for a eight-week total of $165.24 million
10. "The Last Witch Hunter" (Lionsgate/Summit) $1.50 million for a four-week total of $26.08 million