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Box Office Returns: Twilight Still #1, Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly Weak

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 12/02/2012

 Box Office Returns: Twilight Still #1, Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly Weak




Box Office Returns: “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ Still #1, Brad Pitt’s “Killing Them Softly” Crashes into 7th place. Skyfall and Lincoln remain in 2nd and 3rd respectfully. For the 2nd straight week a new picture can’t break the top 3.  ”The Collection” Bombs in opening.




Box Office Returns: Twilight Still #1, Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly WeakFor the third straight week, the top 3 is exactly the same. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is No. 1, Skyfall is No. 2, and Lincoln is No. 3. Twilight’s success has surprised no one. It’s a monster, and we all knew it would be. The film has made $254.4 million dollars domestically and has made over $360 million in Foreign markets.


The Skyfall success too, hasn’t surprised this blogger. 007 always puts asses in the seats. Sure, the world wide cume has been extremely impressive netting over $800 million dollars already, but with the rise in ticket prices, I’m not shocked. The film has a fantastic cast and director. Plus, the film had an enormous $200 million dollar budget.We all knew it would look great on the big screen.


Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln on the other hand has surprised me. The Daniel Day-Lewis star vehicle has made an estimated $83.5 million dollars Stateside. I didn’t see that coming. I think the film would have been considered a financial success if it had cleared $60 million — the estimated production budget. However, I underestimated the power of Abraham Lincoln. He is America’s most beloved president and still fascinates this nation today. Some would say George Washington, I say Lincoln. The Oscar buzz is also helping this film stay steady and I don’t see it slowing down much going into December. Lincoln has legs and will easily surpass the $100 million dollar domestic mark. What a great success — Oh, and the film ain’t bad either.


Brad Pitt is having a terrible second half of 2012. First The terrible Chanel No. 5 commercial that made him a punch line of SNL and water coolers everywhere and now this: Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly has opened in a dismal 7th place. The film has also received an ‘F’ CinemaScore from audiences despite decent reviews and a stellar cast including Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, and James Gandolfini. The film brought in only $6.8 million this weekend. See the top eleven below.




Box Office Returns — The Top 11


1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 3 [Runs 4,008] PG13
Friday $5.4M, Saturday $7.5M, Weekend $17.2M, Cume $254.4M

2. Skyfall (Eon/MGM/Sony) Week 4 [Runs 3,463] PG13
Friday $4.8M, Saturday $7.5M, Weekend $17.0M, Cume $246.0M

3. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 4 [Runs 2,018] PG13
Friday $4.0M, Saturday $5.9M, Weekend $13.3M, Cume $83.5M

4. Rise Of The Guardians (DreamWorks Anim/Par) Week 2 [Runs 3,672] PG
Friday $2.9M, Saturday $6.2M, Weekend $13.3M (-44%), Cume $48.7M

5. Life Of Pi (Fox) Week 2 [Runs 2,928] PG
Friday $3.3M, Saturday $5.2M, Weekend $11.4M -50%), Cume $47.8M

6. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Week 5 [Runs 3,087] PG
Friday $1.6M, Saturday $3.2M, Weekend $7.0M, Cume $158.2M

7. Killing Them Softly (Annapurna/Weinstein) NEW [Runs 2,424] R
Friday $2.5M, Saturday $2.7M, Weekend $6.8M

8. Red Dawn (FilmDistrict) Week 2 [Runs 2,781] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $2.8M, Weekend $6.3M (-56%), Cume $31.1M

9. Flight (Paramount) Week 5 [Runs 2,603] R
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $2.0M, Weekend $4.4M, Cume $81.4M

10. Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Week 3 [Runs 371] R
Friday $914K, Saturday $1.3M, Weekend $3.1M, Cume $10.7M

11. The Collection (LD Entertainment) NEW [Runs 1,403] R
Friday $1.1K, Saturday $1.1K, Weekend $3.0M





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