Box Office: Deja vu as 'Breaking Dawn,' 'Skyfall' top Friday again
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.
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
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