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1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit): $17.4 million in 4,008 theaters [Week 3]
Boom! The finale of the Twilight saga passed the $700 million worldwide mark and is on track to be the most successful movie of the whole franchise. This is the third week in a row that it's sat on the top of the box office heap, too. That certainly won't bother Rob Pattinson's pocket book.
2. Skyfall (Sony): $17 million in 3,463 theaters [Week 4]
Someone at the Pentagon really liked Skyfall because the Washington Post reported they're going full Bond soon. Espionage is so in this season.
3. Lincoln (Buena Vista): $13.5 million in 2,018 theaters [Week 3]
Looking at the political landscape right now, the guy who reminds us most of Lincoln, one of the greatest Presidents in history, is definitely former Florida Rep. Allen West. LOL, JK.
Maybe someone will step up to the plate now that we're out of Movember and into Decembeard.
4. Rise of the Guardians (Paramount): $13.5 million in 3,672 theaters [Week 2]
There was no movement in the top five this week. Seriously, it's the exact same.
5. Life of Pi (Fox): $12 million in 2,928 theaters [Week 2]
7. Killing Them Softly (Weinstein Co.): $7 million in 2,424 theaters
This happened. Where art thou, Mr. Pitt? This is unusual territory for Angelina Jolie's husband. On a totally base level, you wouldn't expect an R-rated gangster flick with Pitt being a badass to be a hard sell for people. Pitt having facial hair is usually a decent measure of a movie's quality, but not this time. Did anyone expect this to flop so badly? Maybe. Nikki Finke pointed to the movie being released the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is traditionally a snooze, as a sign the studio didn't expect much from it. But Killing's failure is mostly being attributed to a rotten 'F' cinemascore (translation: regular folk weren't impressed), despite being "certified fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. Our Richard Lawson was part of the critical class who did not like the movie very much. So, what did we learn? Always listen to Lawson, obviously. ALTLO.
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