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

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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