Box Office Report: Breaking Dawn, Skyfall, Lincoln Score Big

breaking dawn part 2

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Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Breaking Dawn crew, racing to the box office

Hmmm … has Brad Pitt lost his mojo? Killing Them Softly, a Weinstein Co. film starring Pitt (with financing from the Oracle heiress Megan Ellison) flopped out at the box office this weekend, coming in seventh place with about $7 million. Maybe he’s been distracted by his upcoming nuptials.

Meanwhile, Summit Entertainment’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 repeated as the number one movie at North American theaters, taking in an estimated $17.4 million, for a three-week total of about $254.6 million.

Sony’s Skyfall was a close second, taking in $17 million, for a four-week total of about $246 million.

Disney and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln placed third, with ticket sales of $13.51 million. I finally saw it this weekend to review for my syndicators, and was surprised that the theater was packed, even though it’s been out for a couple weeks.

Lincoln is a leading Oscar contender (just give Daniel Day-Lewis his statue now, right?), and it’s also turning into a runaway hit, taking in $83.7 million over four weeks.

Rise of the Guardians from Dreamworks Animation took in an estimated $13 million, for a two-week total of $48.9 million.

And Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, another Oscar contender, placed fifth with about $12 million for a two-week total of $48.4 million.

About Jane Boursaw

Jane Boursaw is the founder and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Her credits include hundreds of print and online publications, including The New York Times, People Magazine, Variety, Moviefone, TV Squad and more. Follow her on Twitter at @reellifejane.

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