Sony, MGM, and EON are likely having a very relaxing weekend, or so you’d think, with the release of the latest James Bond film, Spectre, being the last for star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes…in all likelihood. According to Variety, the Friday haul looks to be something like $28 million, following the Thursday take of $5.2 million, for the latest 007 jaunt, which sets the entire weekend gross of the film to just a bit under Skyfall‘s tremendous $80 million opening weekend.
It’s not entirely surprising, if we’re being honest, as Skyfall is, by all measures, the better film, and had a more strikingly alluring marketing campaign than Spectre. Still, a $70+ box office take is nothing to sniff at, in any room, and the release of a new Bond looks to put the voltage to a frankly limp box office, which has been in the figurative toilet since the release of The Martian. The better news, however, is that The Peanuts Movie, a strikingly faithful adaptation of Charles Schultz‘s classic comic strips and animated features, is looking to take in a total of $50 million or so overall this weekend, with the Friday haul being around $12 million overall.
Elsewhere, The Martian and Goosebumps look to be taking the third and fourth spots, respectively, and the breezy pacing and tone, to say nothing of the expert performance made by Matt Damon and the impressively honed comedic chops of the one and only Jack Black. The Martian, which has already surpassed the $100 million mark, brought in $2.5 million on Friday, while Goosebumps hit the $1.7 million spot, which are impressive takes for films that have been digging their heels into theaters for weeks now. There’s no telling where films will land following these heavy hitters, but Bridge of Spies will almost certainly end up in one of the spots. As always, we shall see.
Check out the estimates and total box offices for Friday below:
|1. Spectre||$28, 000, 000||$33.25|
|2. The Peanuts Movie||$12, 000, 000||$12.0|
|3. The Martian||$2, 500, 000||$190.2|
|4. Goosebumps||$1, 700, 000||$61.1|