U.S. Weekend Box Office Round Up (The Holdovers Hold The Throne)

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART TWO held the U.S. top spot for the 3rd weekend in a row, staving off 007 SKYFALL which is right behind it. It was a weekend where none of the new releases went even close to the top slots and it was all about the holdovers. BREAKING DAWN raked in another $17.4m for a $254.5m gross so far. As Sheldon Cooper would say BAZINGA!

007 SKYFALL continues to charge in week 4 with another $17m (toldya it was right behind TWILIGHT) to bring its domestic gross to $246m – the highest of any Bond ever. (QUANTUM OF SOLACE held the title on $168m) The future is so, so bright for this franchise.

LINCOLN took out 3rd with $13.5m and it has steadily performed week in week out to bring its domestic gross to $83.6m. It’s gonna crack $100m before the season is done and what a result for a film that is all talk and no action!

3D RISE OF THE GUARDIANS sticks onto 4th for its 2nd frame for a $13.5m weekend bringing its haul to $48.9m. It’s a little softer than expected but the holiday season has yet to kick in so it’s holds between now and Christmas should be solid. The big question here is what is THE HOBBIT going to to do it when it goes out Friday week?

3D LIFE OF PI holds 5th with $12m for a $48.3m cume. The upscale critical darling looks to come in around the $75m maybe a bit higher if Christmas gives it a kick. We go out n New Years Day.

3D WRECK-IT RALPH finally begins to wind down, but not quietly, with another $7m in the kitty. This big hit has grossed $158m at the U.S. box office and is the birth of a new franchise for Disney. RALPH we’ll see you on Boxing Day.

KILLING THEM SOFTLY capsized at the U.S. box office bringing in a modest $7m off 2,400+ screens. Its pretty much line ball with the Australian opening weekend of $680k a month ago. The Brad Pitt Starrer suffered from date moves and, although extremely well reviewed, simply couldn’t find a solid audience.

THE COLLECTION, the sequel to the surprise indie horror flick THE COLLECTOR, was an outright disaster on $3.4m off 1,500+ screens. Stateside gorefests generally pull an audience but this one failed to fire. Pinnacle Films have it here in Australia slated for March next year but based on that result I doubt you’ll see it released theatrically. If you can’t get a horror flick to work in the U.S. – what hope does it have here?

Figures from Collider, Box Office Mojo & Deadline.

Title Weekend Total
1.  Breaking Dawn Part 2 $17,400,000 $254.5
2.  Skyfall $17,000,000 $246
3.  Lincoln $13,509,000 $83.6
4.  Rise of the Guardians $13,500,000 $48.9
5.  Life of Pi $12,000,000 $48.3
6.  Wreck-It Ralph $7,020,000 $158.2
7.  Killing Them Softly $7,000,000 $7
8.  Red Dawn $6,550,000 $31.3
9.  Flight $4,140,000 $81.5
10.  The Collection
$3,400,000 $3.4