breaking dawn part 2

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

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.


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