Box Office: Deja vu as 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Skyfall' top Friday again
Little change as holiday shopping rules
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It was the same old, same old Friday with little change among the top three films at the box office.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2" remained at no. 1 with another $5.6 million for a massive $242.7 million to date. The final installment in the lucrative franchise has pulled in over $600 million worldwide.
"Skyfall" kept its hold on the second slot with $4.8 million and $233.9 million. The highest grossing James Bond film ever, "Skyfall" could easily top out at $275 million or more domestically. Globally, the 23rd 007 flick has a chance of hitting the $1 billion mark although the low $900 millions seems more likely.
Steven Spielberg's acclaimed drama "Lincoln" continued to bring in older audiences in third with another $4 million and $74.2 million so far. The DreamWorks Studios drama should easily surpass $100 million within the next few weeks.
"Life of Pi" climbed to no. 4 with another $3.3 million and $38,4 million to date. "Rise of the Guardians" continued it's disappointing run in the fifth slot as it took in $2.9 million and has reached $46.7 million in just 10 days. At this point, $100 million is looking dicy for the DreamWorks Animation tentpole.
Among new releases, "Killing Them Softly" earned $2.2 million in 2,424 theaters for what should be a $6-7 million weekend. "The Collection" took in $1.1 million in just 1,403 runs.
With holiday shopping in full gear, the next big release is "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on Friday, Dec. 14. Lionsgate's "Playing For Keeps" is expected to underwhelm when it opens on Dec. 7.
Look for complete weekend estimates Sunday on HitFix.