Weekend Box Office: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2’ Takes #1 For Third Weekend

By Buck Casteel  |  12/03/2012


The finale for the Twilight series, Skyfall, and Lincoln continue to dominate the box office for a third straight week.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 comes in at #1 for its third straight week at the top of the box office. It brought in $17.4 million on a typically slow post-Thanksgiving weekend.

Coming in at a close #2 we have Skyfall with $17 million domestically, raising revenue to $246 million after four weekends. The film is already the top-grossing Bond flick ever and is approaching $900 million worldwide.

Cashing in on Oscar buzz, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln continues to hold onto the #3 slot with $13.5 million. The Disney release has collected $83.7 million to date, an impressive figure for a historical drama.

In at we have #4 is Dreamwork's Rise of the Guardians. The animated feature brought in $13.5 million, bringing international totals to $40 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is Ang Lee's 3D adventure Life of Pi coming in at #5. The film brought in $12 million boosting international totals to $21.5 million.

Out side of the top five we have the debut for Killing Them Softly coming in at #7, staring Brad Pitt. This is the worst debut in almost two decades for the star with the film only bringing in $7 million. In the film Jackie Cogan, player by Pitt, is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

The horror picture The Collection bowed in at #10 with an estimated $3.4 million. In the film, A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped warehouse.

That's a wrap for this weekend. This upcoming week, look out for the releases of the action adventure film Deadfall, and the romantic comedy Playing for Keeps.

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," $17.4 million
2. "Skyfall," $17 million.
3. "Lincoln," $13.51 million.
4. "Rise of the Guardians," $13.5 million
5. "Life of Pi," $12 million
6. "Wreck-It Ralph," $7.02 million
7. "Killing Them Softly," $7 million.
8. "Red Dawn," $6.6 million.
9. "Flight," $4.5 million.
10. "The Collection," $3.4 million.