By Daniel Garris
Spectre took in $5.32 million on Monday to continue to lead the daily box office. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was down 68 percent from Sunday's performance. In comparison, 2012's Skyfall fell 53 percent on its first Monday to take in $11.33 million (which was boosted by Veterans Day being observed that day), while Quantum of Solace was down 72 percent to gross $4.13 million. Spectre has grossed a solid, but unspectacular $75.72 million in four days. That places the film a significant 26 percent behind the $101.89 million four-day start of Skyfall and just 6 percent ahead of the $71.66 million four-day take of Quantum of Solace.
The Peanuts Movie placed in second with $1.73 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky declined 86 percent from Sunday. The sharp daily percentage decline indicates that The Peanuts Movie is skewing heavily towards family audiences. The Peanuts Movie has grossed $45.94 million in four days, which is in line with pre-release expectations. The film is currently running 12 percent behind the $52.00 million four-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph and a slim 2 percent behind the $46.95 million four-day start of 2007's Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Fellow Fox release The Martian claimed third place with $0.617 million. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 46 percent from last Monday. The Martian has grossed an impressive $197.46 million in 39 days, which leaves the film just $2.54 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone. The film is running 18 percent ahead of the $167.28 million last year's Interstellar grossed after 39 days of wide release and 15 percent behind the $232.48 million 39-day take of 2013's Gravity.
Disney and DreamWorks' Bridge of Spies took fourth place with $0.476 million. The critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg directed thriller starring Tom Hanks was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 38 percent from last Monday. Bridge of Spies has grossed a healthy $55.20 million in 25 days, which already gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.59 to 1.
On the platform front, Open Road's Spotlight took in $35,108 for the day, while Fox Searchlight's Brooklyn took in $23,256. Both awards seasons hopefuls are currently playing in 5 locations, which gave Spotlight and Brooklyn respective daily per-location averages of $7,022 and $4,651. Spotlight has grossed $330,117 in four days, while Brooklyn has taken in $266,926 in six days. Both films will expand into additional locations this coming Friday.