By Daniel Garris
Spectre took in $3.25 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth straight day. The latest installment of Sony and MGM's James Bond franchise was up 34 percent over Monday and down 56 percent from last Tuesday. It should be noted that percentage declines from last Tuesday were sizable in general due to last Tuesday being the eve of the Veterans Day holiday. Spectre has grossed a solid $134.66 million through twelve days of release. The film is currently running 18 percent ahead of the $113.93 million twelve-day take of 2008's Quantum of Solace and 21 percent behind the $170.60 million twelve-day gross of 2012's Skyfall.
The Peanuts Movie held steady in second place with $1.20 million. The 3D computer animated adaptation from Fox and Blue Sky increased 36 percent from Monday, but was down a sharp 60.5 percent from last Tuesday. The Peanuts Movie has grossed a solid $84.40 million in twelve days, but continues to show signs of front-loading for a well-received family film. The film is currently running 16 percent behind the $101.01 million twelve-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.
Love the Coopers grossed $0.928 million to remain in third. The ensemble holiday comedy from CBS Films and Lionsgate was up a very strong 59 percent over Monday's performance. Love the Coopers continues to run slightly ahead of its modest pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $9.83 million. The film will hope to have a lengthy run throughout the holiday season.
The 33 was up one spot over Monday to claim fourth with $0.673 million. The Warner Bros. drama starring Antonio Banderas increased a healthy 49 percent over Monday. The 33 has grossed $6.91 million in five days, which is below the film's already modest expectations. On a positive note, The 33 has displayed encouraging early holding power during its run thus far.
Fox's The Martian was down one spot to round out the day's top five with $0.605 million. The blockbuster Ridley Scott directed 3D sci-fi film starring Matt Damon was up 33 percent over Monday and down 42 percent from last Tuesday. The Martian has grossed an impressive $208.46 million in 47 days, which already gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.84 to 1.
Open Road's Spotlight remained strong in platform release with a daily take of $125,187 from 60 locations. That gave the awards season hopeful starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton a daily per-location average of $2,086. Spotlight has grossed $2.05 million through twelve days of platform release. The film will be playing in 598 locations this coming weekend.