Weekend box office: Spectre easily beats out Love the Coopers

Moviegoers had a bit of a break at the weekend box office between the opening of SPECTRE last week and the opening of the final Hunger Games film next week.  So it was an easy win for James Bond as he easily beat out all newcomers.  The biggest competition came from the holiday film LOVE THE COOPERS and that couldn’t even crack $10 million.  I think it might be a little too early to be dumping the holiday films on audiences.  THE 33 (click the link to read our review) managed to crack the top 5, but just barely.  The feel-good film starring Antonia Banderas just couldn’t find a wide enough audience to make any real noise.  It was the calm before the Thanksgiving storm and another slow weekend in an overall lackluster year at the movies.

Next week belongs to THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2.  Nothing will have a chance to compete with the final film in the Hunger Games saga, but it’s not the only film opening.  We also get the Christmas comedy THE NIGHT BEFORE with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which might have some of the worst, most unfunny trailers I’ve ever seen for a comedy.  Traditionally, comedies show their funniest moments in the trailers and if that’s true for THE NIGHT BEFORE, then that’s going to be a long 90 minutes for anyone that chooses to see it next week.  In addition to the two big movies, we get some smaller movies like SECRET IN THEIR EYES, CAROL and LEGEND.  Those will either be Oscar hopefuls or forgotten misfires.  Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.

1. Spectre $33.9m

2. The Peanuts Movie $23.9m

3. Love the Coopers $8.4m

4. The Martian $6.7m

5. The 33 $5.6m

6. Goosebumps $4.6m

7. Bridge of Spies $4.3m

8. Hotel Transylvania 2 $2.3m

9. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo $2.3m

10. My All American $1.5m


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