While no new draft picks released this past weekend, Jordan and Scott each had a film release 2 weekends ago on November 6th. Scott’s film, Spectre, had the widest release of the two. Opening in nearly 4000 theaters, Spectre had the 2nd highest opening for a Bond film (behind Skyfall) and is now the 5th highest grossing Bond film of all time. The 24th Bond film has topped the box office the past two weekends and has raked in nearly 140 million so far. This may be an impressive box office return but with a budget of 230 million, it still has a way to go before it breaks even. Critically, the film hasn’t done as well as hoped. It did earn a fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes with 63%, but is the 17th highest RT score of all 24 Bond films. IMDb proved a bit better with a 7.3, but certainly not as great as Scott had wished.
Jordan’s film, Brooklyn, fared much better than he could’ve hoped. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 99, Brooklyn now has the highest RT score in FFL history. IMDb User score earned it a 7.8, outperforming Spectre in both categories. However, with a limited release of only 23 theaters so far, Brooklyn has yet to earn $1 million in the box office.
With Skyfall’s low Rotten Tomatoes score and Brooklyn’s high score, the Rotten Tomatoes category is now all tied up.
The past weekend Martian fell to #4 in the box office and Bridge of Spies fell to #7. This brings their totals to $207 million and $61 million respectively. Not much has changed with our other current releases. Stayed tuned for the release of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 and Carol this next weekend. And as always, listen in to Rad Notions Radio next week as Jordan and Scott review Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 and Suffragette.