U.S. Box Office Weekend Round Up (Skyfall Kicks Major Ass! Wreck-It Ralph Stays Strong! Lincoln Exceptional)

Its a good news week at the American Box Office as James Bond finally sauntered his way into theatres and SKYFALL pillaged the country for $87.8m in 3 days. That’s the highest grossing Bond opening ever for the U.S. The film has now dashed $515m globally with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. And the good news doesn’t stop there..

WRECK-IT RALPH stood its ground to hold and spectacular $33m for its 2nd weekend in release. That’s a massive hold whichever way you look at it coming off a gigantic $50m opening weekend it’s only off 34% week on week. The film will cross $100m domestically within days. And still the good news doesn’t stop there..

FLIGHT also head up strongly only off 25% week on week for a $15.1m result. With fierce competition in SKYFALL and LINCOLN (Limited), FLIGHT has held its ground exceptionally well. Strong word of mouth and stellar reviews are helping this puppy earn and earn. The film is poised to cross $50m by tomorrow.

ARGO slips to 4th with a $6.75m weekend for a cume gross of $87.7m – we’re 6$m out of eclipsing Afflecks other flick THE TOWN’s domestic gross and the game is on to see if ARGO can hold out to crack the big $100m.

Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, off 11 screens, has grossed $900k giving the film a screen average of $81,800. That’s pretty much every session sold out where its played. As the film expands this friday its a buoyant start for the Oscar hopeful.

… And THE TWILIGHT SAGA:  BREAKING DAWN PART TWO opens this Friday! Good Times Ahead!

Figures from Collider & Deadline.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Skyfall $87,800,000 $90
2.  Wreck-It Ralph $33,056,000 $93.6
3.  Flight $15,100,000 $47.7
4.  Argo $6,745,000 $87.7
5.  Taken 2 $4,000,000 $131.2
 Here Comes the Boom $2,550,000 $39
7.  Cloud Atlas $2,505,000 $22.7
 Pitch Perfect $2,504,000 $59
9.  The Man w/the Iron Fists $2,490,000 $12.7
10.  Hotel Transylvania $2,350,000 $140.9