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The week following Thanksgiving was not kind to new films. Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” bombed after audiences gave it an F CinemaScore Friday – the worst possible rating possible.
Thankfully, The Weinstein Company’s other release “The Silver Linings Playbook” is getting great audience – and Oscar – buzz.
The only other big release film out this weekend was “The Collection,” a sequel to 2009 film “The Collector,” which barely made the top 10.
For the third weekend in a row, the box office top five was a near mirror of itself with “Lincoln,” Bond, and the Twilight gang all fighting for the top spot.
And, Ben Affleck’s “Argo” finally bowed out of the top 10 just when the film finally earned $100 million at U.S. theatres.
Here are this weekend’s winners and losers at the box office:
11. It may have just missed the top 10, but The Weinstein Company’s small theatre success with “Silver Linings Playbook” is too big to leave off this week’s list. The film earned another $3.3 million this weekend despite showing in 371 theatres. In three weeks, the film has earned $10.8 million.
10. “The Collection,” sequel to 2009’s “The Collector” barely beat out Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence with $3.4 million.
9. “Flight” drops one spot from last week with $4.5 million. Denzel Washington’s latest action flick has earned $85 million worldwide in five weeks.
8. “Red Dawn” dipped more than 50 per cent in week two grossing $6.6 million at theatres. FilmDistrict’s long-awaited remake has earned $31.3 million.
7. Brad Pitt’s mob / hitman film “Killing Them Softly,” based on 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade,” underperformed with $7 million. The film cost an estimated $15 million to make. Weinstein would have been better off releasing “Silver Linings Playbook” into more theatres this weekend.
6. Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” continues its theatre dominance bringing in $7 million. The film’s opening ahead of Thanksgiving has helped it earn $202.3 million worldwide at the box office in five weeks.
5. Ang Lee’s artistic “Life of Pi” is down nearly 50 per cent in its second week with $12 million. The film has earned $108.9 million worldwide in two weeks.
3. The top three don’t surprise again and will most likely stay the same until “The Hobbit” debuts on the 14th. “Lincoln” grossed $13.5 million in week four bringing in $83.7 million to date.
2. “Skyfall” came close to beating out the vampire clan with $17 million. The 23rd Bond film has now earned more than $869 million for Sony and MGM.
1. Third week’s a charm as “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” drains the box office with $17.4 million. The film’s worldwide gross of $702.4 million is inching close to the last film’s $712 million gross.
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