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Box Office: 'Breaking Dawn II' Still Rules, 'Killing Them Softly' Flops

December 3, 2012, 1:34 am GMT

The final 'Twilight Saga' film claims the champion title for three weeks in a row, while Brad Pitt's violent thriller opens disappointingly with a dismal 'F' CinemaScore.



For the third week in a row, "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" claims the top spot on North American box office. Grossing an estimated $17.4 million, the final installment of the famous vampire movie series rakes in a total domestic cume of $254.5 million since it was released Stateside last November 18.

A week after Thanksgiving, this weekend's box office is dominated by holdovers. Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" stays on the runner-up spot with around $17 million for a total gross of $246 million. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" holds on the third place with an estimated $13.5 million for a total of $83.6 million.

Also staying on their places since last weekend are "Rise of the Guardians" and "Life of Pi" on the fourth and fifth spots respectively. The DreamWorks Animation pic takes in approximately $13.5 million for a domestic tally of $48.9 million, while the 3D film from Ang Lee adds around $12 million to its total gross of $48.3 million.

The big surprise comes from this week's newcomer, Brad Pitt's violent thriller "Killing Them Softly". Despite the early buzz given to it, the film opens to a disappointing result by taking in only around $7 million from 2,424 screens. Landing on the seventh spot, the film also receives a dismal "F" CinemaScore from the audience.

The movie becomes the eighth title to receive the "F" score. The $15 million-budgeted pic joins George Clooney's "Solaris" as the non-horror movie which receive the failing grade. "It is a daring and bold movie and deserved a wide release," The Weinsten Company's head of distribution, Erik Lomis, says of the film.

Another new release which flops this week is "The Collection", LD Entertainment's horror film which bags only around $3.4 million to round up the top ten.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 30 - December 2:

  1. "The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II" - $17.4 million
  2. "Skyfall" - $17 million
  3. "Lincoln" - $13.5 million
  4. "Rise of the Guardians" - $13.5 million
  5. "Life of Pi" - $12 million
  6. "Wreck-It Ralph" - $7 million
  7. "Killing Them Softly" - $7 million
  8. "Red Dawn" - $6.5 million
  9. "Flight" - $4.5 million
  10. "The Collection" - $3.4 million


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