Still of Daniel Craigs in 'Spectre.' Photo courtesy of MGM/Columbia/EON
Still of Daniel Craigs in ‘Spectre.’ Photo courtesy of MGM/Columbia/EON

James Bond’s ticket sales dropped 50 percent from last weekend, but the latest 007 flick still was the most-popular movie in North America over the weekend.

Box office projections from Sony forecast a $35.4 million take for “Spectre,” adding to a $130.7 million total over 10 days, according to figures gathered by Rentrak.

And it was another “good grief” weekend for Charlie Brown, as “The Peanuts Movie” finished in second place for the second weekend. It was on track to deal $24.2 million in tickets this weekend, and $82.5 million over 10 days.

“Love The Coopers” debuted in third place, with an $8.4 million estimated gate. “The Martian” was in fourth place, at $6.7 million this weekend and a seven-week domestic haul of $207.4 million.

Another debut, “The 33,” checked in at fifth place, with $5.8 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular films in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, as reported by the studios and gathered by Rentrak, were “Goosebumps” ($4.7 million), “Bridge Of Spies” ($4.9 million), “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” (a Bollywood film debuting at $2.4 million), “Hotel Transylvania 2” ($2.4 million) and “The Last Witch Hunter” ($1.5 million).

 Wire reports

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