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‘Spectre’ Remains Atop North American Box Office

by AFP
Courtesy Sony Pictures

Courtesy Sony Pictures

Bollywood flick ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ also among week’s top 10.

The new James Bond movie Spectre stayed atop the North American box office revenue tally in its second week in theaters, bringing in $35.4 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.

The star-studded spy thriller—with Daniel Craig as the dashing secret agent, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Oscar-winning Austrian star Christoph Waltz as the villain—has taken in $130.7 million in its first two weeks. It was among the most anticipated films of the year.

Computer-animated 3D cartoon The Peanuts Movie—the first big screen rendering in 35 years for the beloved comic book characters—sold an estimated $24.2 million in tickets to stay in second place in its second week, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Its two-week total was $82.5 million.

The comedy Love the Coopers—about a four-generation Christmas Eve family celebration that turns wacky and ultimately touching—debuted in third place with $8.4 million. Fourth place went to The Martian, which has generated serious Oscar buzz for lead actor Matt Damon, who plays a NASA scientist accidentally left on the Red Planet. The Martian solidified its blockbuster status with an estimated $6.7 million in weekend ticket sales, for a whopping $207.4 million in the seven weeks since its release

The 33, about 33 Chilean miners trapped 700 meters underground for 69 days in 2010, debuted in fifth place with a take of $5.8 million. It stars Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche.

The rest of the top 10 were:

  1. Goosebumps ($4.7 million)
  2. Bridge of Spies ($4.3 million)
  3. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ($2.4 million)
  4. Hotel Transylvania 2 ($2.35 million)
  5. The Last Witch Hunter ($1.5 million)

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