Spectre - stays strong on BO
Moviegoers are opting to stick with James Bond and Charlie Brown at North American multiplexes, with “Spectre” heading for $35 million in its second weekend.
Fox's “The Peanuts Movie” remained a solid draw with $5.6 million on Friday. Holiday comedy “Love the Coopers” led the newcomers, heading for a third-place finish following a respectable $2.8 million. Warner Bros.' mining drama “The 33” showed only modest traction with $1.8 million at 2,452 sites. The film which centers on the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners, has taken in $4.9 in Chile and $3 million in Mexico.
Angelina Jolie Pitt's marital drama “By the Sea”, with real-life husband Brad Pitt, opened fairly quietly in a limited release.
“Spectre” should cross the $500 million mark worldwide by the end of this weekend with China expected to be particularly robust. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Eon Productions film carries a $250 million price tag and has to gross at least $650 million to break even.