Box Office results, Spectre runs away with a $73M debut
Sony’s “Spectre” dominated the box-office durning the film’s opening weekend with a $73M opening. The film screened across an estimated 3,929 locations, breaking a two-week losing streak for sluggish movie-sales. In the new film a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. The film was directed by Sam Mendes, based on a screenplay written by John Logan and Neal Purvis. Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux star in the film.
Also opening this weekend is the animated-film “The Peanuts Movie,” featuring Charlie Brown and his iconic buddies. Fox Studiosearned $45M domestically in the film’s opening debut across 3,897 locations.
The two-new debuts were enough to finally bump “The Martian,” also from Fox, down to number three at the domestic box-office. The sci-fi drama earned $9.3M this weekend, dropping from number one to number three. The film has earned just above $197M since it was released six-weeks ago.
“Goosebumps” from Sony Pictures earned an additional $7M at the box-office this weekend across the country. The film has now earned over $66.4M since its debut a month ago. Rounding out the top-five this weekend is “Bridge of Spies,” the film added an additional $6M this weekend. The film screened at approximately 2,767 locations and has now earned $54.97M since the studio’s premiere.
There were also a few limited releases worth mentioning this weekend as well. “Spotlight,” the story of when the Boston Globe first uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese hit theaters across the country. The film pulled-in $302K across five locations. “Spotlight” was directed by Tom McCarthy, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with Josh Singer. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.
“Brooklyn,” from Fox Searchlight, earned $181K across five theaters as well. That film follows the story of an Irish immigrant that lands in 1950s Brooklyn. There she quickly falls into a new romance and the story picks up from there. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The film was directed by John Crowley, working off a screenplay written by Nick Hornby. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson star in the film.
Also worth mentioning this weekend is the limited release of Trumbo with $77K across five locations. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane and Helen Mirren.