Spectre has continued to top the North American box office in its second week of release.
The 24th James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, made $35.4 million between November 13 and 15, according to estimates.
The Peanuts Movie held firm at No 2, with takings of $24.2 million.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt drama By the Sea failed to make a splash, taking just $95,440 at 10 screens.
The European art house film stars the real-life couple as a husband and wife struggling to cope in the aftermath of a trauma. The movie was also directed by Angelina Jolie – her third time at the helm of a movie – and the actress also wrote the script.
By the Sea, which marks the first time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have appeared together on the big screen since Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, has been generally panned by critics.
Despite its poor takings, By the Sea’s limited release is thought unlikely to hurt its film company, Universal, too much since it was made for a relatively modest budget of $10 million.
Spectre‘s takings fell 50% in its second weekend, bringing its North American total to $130.7 million.
That is well behind the $161 million earned by its predecessor Skyfall over the same period.
The Peanuts Movie – the family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy – saw its second weekend takings drop by 45%, bringing its total in the US to $82.5 million.
The rest of the top five saw Love the Coopers, an ensemble comedy about a family gathering starring Diane Keaton and Alan Arkin, enter the chart at number three with $8.4 million.
Old release The Martian dropped one place to No 4, while at number five was another new release, The 33.
The 33, based on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, took $5.8 million from 2,452 theaters.
Spectre has entered the Guinness World Record books for featuring the largest film stunt explosion in cinema history.
The 24th James Bond movie stars Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux, along with producer Barbara Broccoli, were presented with an official certificate on November 9.
The official title holder is Oscar-winner Chris Corbould, who created the explosive scene for the movie.
The 7.5 second scene was shot in Morocco.
The blast used 68.47 tonnes of TNT equivalent and was the result of detonating 8,418 liters of kerosene with 33 kg of powder explosives.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognized Chris Corbould’s incredible work in Spectre.”
Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday added: “The James Bond movies are synonymous with pushing cinematic boundaries. The scene featuring the world’s largest film stunt explosion is spectacular and will live long in the memory as one of the outstanding moments in the Bond franchise.”
Chris Corbould won an Oscar for Inception in 2010.
Spectre is currently at the top of the North America and UK box offices, with earnings of $73 million in its opening weekend.
However, the movie failed to beat the performance of the last James Bond movie Skyfall in the US and Canada, which took $88.4 million in 2012.
Records were also set in Norway, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark.
Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have joined Spectre stars for its world premiere in London.
Daniel Craig, Monica Belluci and Lea Seydoux walked the red carpet ahead of the Royal Albert Hall screening.
Spectre is the first James Bond movie to open in theaters on the same day as its premiere.
The movie goes on general release in the UK and Ireland on October 26.
Cast members Christoph Waltz, Naomie Harris, Andrew Scott, Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes also attended the screening.
The 24th official entry in the franchise sees James Bond battling a criminal syndicate led by Franz Oberhauser, played by Christoph Waltz.
Spectre is directed by Skyfall‘s Sam Mendes, who is also on the red carpet with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
Daniel Craig said Sam Mendes was “one of the best directors there is” and that he had enjoyed being “creatively involved from the very beginning”.
Spectre is the third James Bond movie chosen for the Royal Film Performance since its inception in 1946. It follows previous premieres for Die Another Day (2002) and Skyfall (2012).
Early reviews have been positive.
Spectre was shot at Pinewood Studios and filmed on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco.
The shadowy organization SPECTRE – which was previously an acronym for the Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion – last made an appearance in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, with Sean Connery as James Bond.