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.