“Spectre” and “The Peanuts Movie” led the box office again this weekend, as a few new releases failed to make much of an impact. “Spectre”, which is the latest James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, stayed in the top spot with a solid $35.4 million, dropping by about half from last weekend’s revenue. “The Peanuts Movie”, an animated film that is perfect for families and marks the first time the popular cartoon characters appear in a feature length film, remained in second with $24.2 million.
“Love the Coopers” performed the best of this weekend’s new movies, debuting in third with $8.4 million. The ensemble comedy set at Christmastime arrives just in time for the approaching holiday season, with a cast that includes John Goodman and Diane Keaton. Despite some hype surrounding it, “The 33” failed to impress audiences despite receiving positive reviews, opening in fifth with $5.8 million. The drama is based on the true story of the Chilean miners trapped underground for over two months, and stars Antonio Banderas. Finally, the sports drama “My All American” just barely cracked the top twelve; playing in a little over 1500 theaters nationwide, it grossed $1.392 million. The film has received negative reviews from critics, and doesn’t boast a well-known cast to draw audiences into the theater.
The Bollywood film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” did do very well this weekend, however. After enjoying substantial success overseas, the film opened in 286 the U.S. this weekend, grossing a whopping $2.4 million and rocketing to eighth place at the box office. The drama “Spotlight” also did very well; after opening in five theaters nationwide last weekend, it expanded to fifty-six more theaters this weekend, jumping to eleventh with $1.398 million. That movie follows the true story of a group of Boston Globe journalists who uncovered a massive child molestation scandal within the Catholic Church, and stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachael McAdams, and more.
The complete list of the top 12 movies at the box office this weekend is below. Click the links to read my full review of each film.
1. “Spectre”: $35.4 million
2. “The Peanuts Movie”: $24.2 million
3. “Love the Coopers”: $8.4 million
4. “The Martian”: $6.7 million
5. “The 33”: $5.8 million
6. “Goosebumps”: $4.6 million
7. “Bridge of Spies”: $4.2 million
8. “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”: $2.4 million
9. “Hotel Transylvania 2”: $2.3 million
10. “The Last Witch Hunter”: $1.5 million
11. “Spotlight”: $1.398 million
12. “My All American”: $1.392 million
Check out showtimes for these movies and more at the following St. Louis-area theaters.
· Wehrenberg Theatres
· AMC Theatres
· Regal Movie Theatres
· Galleria 6
· Chase Park Plaza
· Granite City
· Moolah Theatre
· Hi-Pointe Theatre
· St. Andrews Cinema
· Plaza Frontenac Cinema
· Tivoli Theatre
For more info, visit Box Office Mojo.