While it has felt like the floor has dropped out of the box office over the last two weekends with a deluge of bombs, along comes Mr. Bond to patch everything up — and he’s bringing the Peanuts gang in tow to help out.
Spectre, the 24th James Bond title from Sony/MGM/Eon, is on set to pull in $70 million-$75 million per industry estimates at a current theater count of 3,927 — the widest ever for 007. That would make it the second-biggest opening stateside for the franchise after Skyfall, which posted records all around with the best debut of all time ($88.4M), best domestic haul ($304.4M) and best global take ($1.1B). Sony is being more cautious, citing grosses in the mid-$60M range, closer to Quantum Of Solace‘s $67.5M, but the town truly believes it will land much higher.