North American haul of $73 million this weekend for Spectre

Well, there was finally some relief for long-suffering cinema owners this weekend in North America as James Bond returned in Spectre. 

But as Deadline Hollywood reports, the domestic haul is lower than anticipated, with Sony reporting $73 million. It’s not a Bond record, as Skyfall did about $15 million better when it opened.

The Peanuts Movie ran a strong second at $45 million. 

As for the foreign box office, the haul for Spectre was $117 million in 78 markets on the weekend including a haul of almost $60 million in China. Not a bad start to November at the cinemas.