Weekend Box Office: Bond Winning Big As Playing For Keeps Bombs

By Scott Gwin 2012-12-09 16:08:36discussion comments
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It's been one of the quietest weekends of the year, the third lowest according to Box Office Mojo. With only one new movie out, and audiences showing little to no interest in it, James Bond had a chance to snag the number one spot for a second time since being released.

For a third week in a row the top five movies have been untouchable, leaving a trail of broken studio hearts in their wake. This week Playing for Keeps was added to those ranks of box office losers. Audiences only forked over $6 million, leaving it to open at sixth place.

Meanwhile Skyfall held on strong against the competition, managing to push back into first place as Breaking Dawn: Part II slipped from first to third. Adding another $11 million to its coffers, Skyfall now has $261 million in domestic sales and over $910 million world-wide.

Of course the sleepy weekend is just the calm before the storm. Audiences were likely out trying to get their Christmas shopping done before the holiday hits arrive. Over the next three weekends round after round of anticipated blockbusters are set to roll out. Not that the industry has anything to worry about. The annual box office total is well ahead of where it was this time last year and for the first time ever is set to breeze past $11 billion in total-year sales by the end of 2012.

For the full weekend box office check out the chart below:

1.
Skyfall $11,000,000 Total: $261,620,000 LW: 2     WR: 5    
THTRS: 3,401
2.
Rise of the Guardians $10,540,000 Total: $61,914,000 LW: 3     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,639
3.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 $9,200,000 Total: $268,735,000 LW: 1     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,646
4.
Lincoln $9,115,000 Total: $97,335,000 LW: 4     WR: 5    
THTRS: 2,014
5.
Life of Pi $8,300,000 Total: $60,918,000 LW: 5     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,946
6.
Playing for Keeps ^ $6,000,000 Total: $6,000,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,837
7.
Wreck-It Ralph $4,904,000 Total: $164,448,000 LW: 6     WR: 6    
THTRS: 2,746
8.
Red Dawn (2012) $4,261,000 Total: $37,265,000 LW: 8     WR: 3    
THTRS: 2,754
9.
Flight $3,130,000 Total: $86,202,000 LW: 9     WR: 6    
THTRS: 2,431
10.
Killing Them Softly $2,748,000 Total: $11,772,000 LW: 7     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,424

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