SPECTRE slips to No. 2 in U.S.-Canada

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SPECTRE came in No. 2 in the U.S. and Canada in its third weekend of release with an estimated $14.6 million, according to BOX OFFICE MOJO.

The 24th James Bond film finished behind The Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 2 at $101 million. That movie had been projected for a weekend opening of more than $120 million, according to Variety. The Peanuts Movie, which opened the same weekend as SPECTRE, was No. 3 at $12.8 million.

SPECTRE’s estimate for this weekend was down 57 percent from last weekend’s $33.7 million. Final weekend figures will be released Monday.

SPECTRE was the top movie at the U.S.-Canada box office the past two weekends. The movie has generated an estimated $153.7 million in box office in the region since its Nov. 6 release.

Separately, Exhibitor Relations, which tracks movie box office, said IN A TWEET that SPECTRE’s worldwide box office is “over $670M.”

Variety HAS ESTIMATED SPECTRE needed to generate global ticket sales of $650 million to break even. The movie’s 007 predecessor, 2012’s Skyfall, had worldwide box office of $1.11 billion.

Here’s the Exhibitor Relations tweet:

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter puts SPECTRE’s worldwide box office at $677.8 million.

UPDATE II: We went back into the Box Office Mojo archives to look at the first three weekends in the U.S. and Canada for Skyfall and SPECTRE.

Skyfall: $88.4 million, $41.1 million, $35.5 million. The third weekend dropped only 14 percent from the second weekend. A drop of 50 percent is considered average.

SPECTRE: $70.4 million, $33.7 million, $14.6 million (estimate).

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