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Weekend Box Office: “Skyfall” reclaims lead

Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in "Skyfall," which reclaimed the top spot at the box office in its fifth weekend of release.Another calm weekend at the box office before the Christmas madness sets in. “Skyfall” took back the top slot from “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” which slid to third place. The DreamWorks animated film “Rise of the Guardians” rose to second. The only newcomer was the FilmDistrict dump “Playing for Keeps,” which outperformed my doomsday projection but still tanked with $6 million. “Hyde Park on the Hudson” starring Bill Murray as FDR was the only new limited release, putting up an underwhelming-but-OK $83,300. Nothing more to see here, folks.

Check out the full top 10 chart below:

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 “Skyfall” $11.0M $3,234 $261.6M
2 “Rise of the Guardians” $10.5M $2,896 $61.9M
3 “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” $9.2M $2,523 $268.7M
4 “Lincoln” $9.1M $4,526 $97.3M
5 “Life of Pi” $8.3M $2,817 $60.9M
6 “Playing for Keeps” $6.0M $2,115 $6.0M
7 “Wreck-It Ralph” $4.9M $1,786 $164.4M
8 “Red Dawn” $4.3M $1,547 $37.3M
9 “Flight” $3.1M $1,288 $86.2M
10 “Killing Them Softly” $2.7M $1,134 $11.8M

Source: Box Office Mojo

About Danny Baldwin

Danny Baldwin has been writing about film on the Internet for over a decade, initially for BucketReviews.com and now for Critic Speak. He holds a Master's degree in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California and in past years served as a member of both the Online Film Critics Society and the San Diego Film Critics Society. Danny's favorite films include “The 400 Blows,” “Imitation of Life" (1959), “My Neighbor Totoro” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” He lives in Los Angeles.