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Box Office: 'Skyfall' Reclaims Champion Title, 'Playing for Keeps' Fails

December 10, 2012 (2:06 am) GMT
The James Bond film continues to break record as Sony's highest-grossing film, while the Gerard Butler-starring soccer drama flops on box office despite strong reviews.

In its fifth week of playing in the North American cinemas, Sam Mendes' "" returns to the top spot of box office. Collecting $10.7 million, the James Bond movie continues to break record as the highest-grossing movie from Sony Pictures. It grosses $918 million worldwide, defeating Sam Raimi's "" which took in $890 million in 2007.

The -starring film beats defending-champion "", which now falls to the third spot after topping the chart for three weeks in a row. The vampire movie, which becomes the highest grosser in the franchise, bags $9.1 million for a total domestic gross of $268.7 million.

Landing on the runner-up spot is "" with an estimated $10.5 million for a total cume of $61.9. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's "" secures the fourth spot with $8.9 million, and Ang Lee's "" rounds up the top five with $8.3 million.

The bad news this week comes from 's soccer drama "" which opens to a disappointing result on the sixth place. Also starring , the dramedy receives a "B+" CinemaScore, but it only takes in $5.7 million on its first weekend. The film marks Butler's another box office flop after his recent surfing drama "".

On specialty box office, 's "" grosses $83,280 from only four screens for a strong location average of $20,820. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Opera's live broadcast of Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" takes in $2 million from 800 theaters over the weekend.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for December 7 - 9:

  1. "" - $10.7 million
  2. "" - $10.4 million
  3. "" - $9.1 million
  4. "" - $8.9 million
  5. "" - $8.3 million
  6. "" - $5.7 million
  7. "" - $4.8 million
  8. "" - $4.2 million
  9. "" - $3.1 million
  10. "" - $2.8 million


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