Spectre Dominates US Box Office, Becomes Second-Best Bond Opening Ever


New 007 movie was the top earner at the box office, but couldn’t beat Skyfall’s first weekend.

Following its record-setting debut in the UK, new Bond movieSpectre was released in the US this weekend and it enjoyed a strong debut. Spectre box office receipts totaled $73 million in the US, which is the second strongest domestic opening for a Bond movie of all time, only below 2012’s Skyfall ($88.4 million).

Deadline has a full breakdown of the weekend’s box office numbers.

The site also reports that Spectre may benefit from the fact that there is no major film release until November 20, when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 arrives. By comparison, when Skyfall debuted in November 2012, the final Twlight movie was released during Skyfall‘s second week.

Spectre‘s global cumulative box office performance now stands at close to $300 million.

The top five movies at the US box office this week are listed below. Head to Deadline for more.

  1. Spectre — $73 million
  2. The Peanuts Movie — $45 million
  3. The Martian — $9.3 million
  4. Goosebumps — $7 million
  5. Bridge of Spies — $6.1 million

For more on Spectre, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic’s roundup of reviews.

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