James Bond film "Spectre" more than doubled its first week box office, as an initial release in the UK and Scandinavian Europe expanded to 78 territories worldwide for the weekend ending November 8.
Comic strip adaptation "The Peanuts Movie" offered a wholeheartedly family friendly alternative to the Bond franchise.
That's on a par with the $49m performance of "Wreck-It Ralph," which opened against "Skyfall" in 2012, as Box Office Mojo observed before the weekend.
Strong on a global scale despite limited regional availability, the Chinese-Hong Kong romcom "Ex-Files 2" vaulted to 6th, while South Korean supernatural crime thriller "The Priests" made it to 9th.
Based on this weekend's performance, "The Martian" is within a sniff of breaking 2015's top ten, an $18.6m weekend box office taking it to $458m total and not far off the $470m of Dwayne Johnson disaster movie "San Andreas."
But with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," and then "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" arriving over the next four weeks, that annual ranking is in for a reshuffle before very long.
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, November 11:
1. Spectre - $190m
2. The Peanuts Movie - $49.6m
3. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - $21.9m
4. The Martian - $18.6m
5. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $18.6m
6. Ex-Files 2 - $17m
7. The Last Witch Hunter - $13.4m
8. Everest - $13.3m
9. The Priests - $11.5m
10. Goosebumps - $10.8m
Ranking courtesy of Rentrak.