James Bond’s “Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” continued to dominate the box office for a second consecutive weekend, according to industry figures reported Monday by movie tracking site Box Office Mojo. The 24th Bond film, starring Daniel Craig as 007, grossed a solid $33.6 million in ticket sales from Friday to Sunday, pushing its domestic total to $128.9 million since opening Nov. 6. Animated family comedy “The Peanuts Movie” stayed at No. 2 in its second weekend, grossing $24 million for a total of $82.3 million since opening Nov. 6. Sci-fi drama “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon, fell one spot to No. 4 in its seventh weekend, grossing $6.7 million for a total of $207.3 million since opening Oct. 2.
The three new nationwide releases failed to generate much buzz at the box office. Christmas comedy “Love the Coopers,” starring an ensemble cast including John Goodman, Diane Keaton and Marisa Tomei, debuted at No. 3 with $8.3 million. Critics and audiences didn’t give the comedy much love. Only 17 percent of reviews were positive and 46 percent of moviegoers liked “Love the Coopers,” according to movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “has a talented cast and a uniquely bittersweet blend of holiday cheer in its better moments, but they’re all let down by a script content to settle for cloying smarm.”
Biographical mine disaster drama “The 33,” starring Antonio Banderas, opened at No. 5 with $5.7 million. Only 40 percent of reviews were positive but 67 percent of moviegoers liked “The 33,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “offers an appropriately inspirational account of real-life heroism, but its stirring story and solid performances are undermined by a flawed focus and an overreliance on formula.”
Biographical football drama “My All American” debuted at No. 11 with $1.3 million. Only 33 percent of reviews were positive but 89 percent of moviegoers liked “The All American,” according to Rotten Tomatoes, which wrote the film “has a genuinely moving real-life story to tell, but writer-director Angelo Pizzo fumbles it into manipulative, melodramatic tearjerker territory.”
Three new movies open nationwide Friday, Nov. 20, including the blockbuster dystopian adventure finale “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2,” starring Jennifer Lawrence. Friday’s other two new releases are the R-rated Christmas comedy “The Night Before,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie; and the mystery thriller “Secret in Their Eyes,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.