As ‘Breaking Dawn’ Fever : Brad Pitt Cannot Quit ‘Twilight’: Expectations were not high for younger Brad Pitt, indie polarizer killing softly, but with one of the biggest A-listers in Hollywood at the helm, many assumed the film could at least sink your teeth into the champion Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at the box office this weekend.
Not the case, as it once again triumphed over its competitors on the notoriously quiet after Thanksgiving week in cinema.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 of Summit Entertainment took home the top prize with $ 17.4 million, but Sony Skyfall with continued strong word-of-mouth and the potential for a weekend smallest percentage decrease weekend could also make a strong bid for the number one. The two films have almost identical North American total to date from about $ 254.6 million and $ 246 million respectively.
Also making a mark Disney’s acclaimed historical drama Lincoln, director Steven Spielberg, who has performed impressively in the midweek derby and a solid weekend with $ 13.5 million. The weekend brings Daniel Day-Lewis starring biopic to $ 83.7 million in North America.
Lincoln is right behind Paramount Rise of the Guardians Dreamworks Animation, who was elected for a debut weekend of Thanksgiving quite weak. While still underperforming, things looked a little brighter this weekend when the film grossed $ 13.5 million. With classic and iconic children’s characters Jack Frost, Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, the Easter bunny, the film benefited from its holiday theme and less competition Wreck-It Ralph has been on the market for more than 4 weeks.
Life of Pi 20th Century Fox directed by Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) continued to build an audience after a somewhat soft debut Thanksgiving as word-of-mouth continues to build. A weekend gross of $ 12 million range will make its North American total more than $ 48.3 million.
Weinstein Co. ‘s killing brings Gently Pitt and James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta co-star in a crime drama uber-violent R-rated located between the world of hired murderers and card sharks. The kick-off of $ 7 million, given a debut in seventh place this weekend.
Also opening is the entrance of terror The Collection of LD Entertainment. Opened in 1403 theaters, the film had too little opportunity to scare business, earning $ 3.409 million for the final weekend of three days.
In particular, widely acclaimed dramatic thriller Argo Ben Affleck has crossed the mark of $ 100 million at the domestic box office, it was announced today by Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution. One of the best reviewed films of the year, Argo has earned an estimated $ 101 million nationwide to date.
Here is the breakdown of the weekend box office from 30 November
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – $ 17,400,000 million (Pool: $ 254.6 million)
- Skyfall – $ 17 million (YTD: $ 246,029,000)
- Lincoln – $ 13,509,000 (Cumulative: $ 83,698,000)
- Rise of the Guardians – $ 13.5 million (cumulative: $ 48,947,000)
- Life of Pi – $ 12,000,000 (Cumulative: $ 48,361,141)