The 24th James Bond spy film “Spectre” is riding high on success these days and has broken almost all the box office records. The film has managed to rake in US$35.4 million (AU$49.96 million) in its second weekend and stands on top of the box office record in the United States.

With the net box office collection of US$152.6 million (AU$215.36 million) internationally, “Spectre” has turned out to be the dark horse of the Bond franchise, Fox News writes. The spy flick received negligible competition from the second highly successful release "The Peanuts Movie," which has done a business of US$24.2 million (AU$34.15 million) in the U.S. and has earned US$2.5 million (AU$3.53 million) internationally.

The speculations surrounding the success of “Spectre” were doing the rounds even before its release but the movie that left the audience in dismay was Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt starrer “By the Sea.” The film that was released on Friday in the U.S. has received below average reviews by the audience as well as the critics. Made with a budget of $10million (AU$14.11million), the film has barely managed to rake in US$389,95 (AU$55033.77) so far.

The North American movie theaters were dominated mainly by James Bond, closely followed by American 3D computer-animated comedy film “The Peanuts Movie.” Other than the two, it was newbie “Love the Coopers” that secured the third position in the list released by Rentrak. The film earned US$8.4 million (AU$11.86million) on its opening weekend.

“Spectre” did most of the business overseas and this has eventually resulted in its $500 million-plus collection (AU$705.89million), said Fox News. According to Sony, the film opened in China with US$48 million (AU$67.74million) and this is so far the best opening for a 2-D, U.S. flick in China.

As per the international collection list by Rentrak till Nov. 15, Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” has secured the fourth position on the list; while, Patricia Riggen’s “The 33” that was released on Aug. 2 is still going strong and has earned $5.8 million (AU$ 8.19million).

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