‘Spectre’ Opens in US to $73 Million; ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Pulls in $45 Million

Spectre was bound to have one of the biggest openings of 2015, and it did fairly well, pulling in $73 million in its U.S. release where it opened in 3,972 theaters, the second-biggest opening for any film in the series. According to THR, the newest James Bond movie grossed “$117.8 million from 76 markets for a global weekend take of $190.8 million and early worldwide total of $300 million. It placed No. 1 everywhere.”

Now we’ll wait to see if Spectre has the same legs as Skyfall. Critically, the movie didn’t have the same positive reaction (Spectre has rated 62% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to Skyfall’s 93%), and it’s also facing a slightly different landscape. The movie will still be the major blockbuster next weekend, but then it has to contend with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and then a few weeks later we have Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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alycakes986d ago

Well, 300M worldwide is pretty good for the first weekend. I think it will do good and make a profit as all of them eventually do.

RiseofScorpio984d ago

This is leas than Skyfall and is probably attibuted to the mixed reviews from critics.

OJSoFunky984d ago

Good weekend for both films, read an article saying Bond needs to make a ton of money to break even because of all the marketing and script changes, so they might not make tidy profit.

Spiewie 983d ago

Hmm I had to choose between this and The Martian on my last cinema trip, chose The Martian and I don't regret that decision. James Bond has kinda exhausted my interest.