LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The new James Bond movie Spectre stayed atop the North American box office revenue tally in its second week in theatres, bringing in US$35.4 million ($S50.38 million), industry estimates showed Sunday.
The star-studded spy thriller - with Daniel Craig as the dashing secret agent, Italian beauty Monica Bellucci and Oscar-winning Austrian star Christoph Waltz as the villain - has taken in US$130.7 million in its first two weeks. It was among the most anticipated films of the year.
Computer-animated 3D cartoon The Peanuts Movie - the first big screen rendering in 35 years for the beloved comic book characters - sold an estimated US$24.2 million in tickets to stay in second place in its second week, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. Its two-week total was US$82.5 million.
The comedy Love the Coopers - about a four-generation Christmas Eve family celebration that turns wacky and ultimately touching - debuted in third place with US$8.4 million.
Fourth place went to The Martian, which has generated serious Oscar buzz for lead actor Matt Damon, who plays a NASA scientist accidentally left on the Red Planet.
The Martian solidified its blockbuster status with an estimated US$6.7 million in weekend ticket sales, for a whopping US$207.4 million in the seven weeks since its release.
The 33, about 33 Chilean miners trapped 700 meters underground for 69 days in 2010, debuted in fifth place with a take of US $5.8 million. It stars Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche.
The rest of the top 10 were: 6. Goosebumps (US$4.7 million) 7. Bridge of Spies (US$4.3 million) 8. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (US$2.4 million) 9. Hotel Transylvania 2 (US$2.35 million) 10. The Last Witch Hunter (US$1.5 million).