In an unexpected momentum push, the James Bond film Skyfall found itself back in the top spot at the weekend box office after spending nearly one month looking up at Twilight. It’s a weird occurrence for a film that is over a month old to find its way back to the number one position but Skyfall isn’t an ordinary film. Sony announced over the weekend that the Daniel Craig film became the largest grossing Sony theatrical release ever. That’s pretty high praise and a huge milestone to pass. It pulled in $11M this weekend.
Coming second at this weekend’s box office was the Dreamworks animated holiday film, Rise of the Guardians. The movie has spent the past few weeks barely breaking even maintaining a #3 through #5 spot. The movie managed to gross $10.5M this weekend bringing in its total to $62M. The film is still probably going to end up taking a massive loss as it cost $145M to make, but it’s still nice to see a very well done film get attention.
The third film this weekend was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, with $9.2M. It’s odd that an animated film would fight its way past a huge film such as Twilight, but it happened. The Breaking Dawn sequel managed to pull in almost $269M to date.
Rounding out the top five was the Spielberg biopic Lincoln and Ang Lee’s struggling Life of Pi, bringing in $9.1M and $8.3M respectively.
Here is the full chart:
*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)
1) Skyfall – $11 ($261.2)
2) Rise of the Guardians – $10.5 ($61.9)
3) The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $9.2 ($268.7)
4) Lincoln – $9.1 ($97.3)
5) Life of Pi – $8.3 ($60.9)
6) Playing for Keeps – $6 (NEW)
7) Wreck-It-Ralph – $4.9 ($164.4)
8) Red Dawn (2012) – $4.2 ($37.2)
9) Flight – $3.1 ($86.2)
10) Killing Them Softly – $2.7 ($11.7)
Via Box Office Mojo