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Mania Box Office Report: Twilight Wins Again

The Hobbit cannot get here soon enough

By Robert T. Trate     December 02, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

Did anyone actually see Killing Them Softly? Chime in below if you have. I read a few reviews and it seems that it might have just had poor marketing. That trailer, after all, was terrible. It did make 7 million dollars, half of its budget, and was up against the final Twilight and the 23rd James Bond. Now 7 million doesn’t look so bad, from that perspective.  
As you can tell Twilight won the box office again. Box Office Mojo had this to report:
“With two new nationwide releases—Killing Them Softly and The Collection—failing to make any noise at the box office, the post-Thanksgiving weekend lived up its reputation as a dumping ground. As a result, for the third-straight weekend the top three movies were The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Skyfall and Lincoln. On the strength of those holdovers, the Top 12 earned an estimated $107.5 million, which is up a whopping 46 percent from the same frame last year.
Breaking Dawn Part 2 three-peated with an estimated $17.4 million (off 60 percent). The fifth and final Twilight movie continues to hang on slightly better than its predecessors, and with a $254.6 million total it's now within $1 million of catching up to New Moon”. Ruby Spears 

 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
1
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
 
$17,410,000
4,008
$4,344
$254,593,000
$120
2
Skyfall
 
$17,000,000
3,463
$4,909
$246,029,000
$200
3
Lincoln
 
$13,509,000
2,018
$6,694
$83,698,000
$65
4
Rise of the Guardians
 
$13,500,000
3,672
$3,676
$48,947,000
$145
5
Life of Pi
 
$12,000,000
2,928
$4,098
$48,361,000
$120
6
Wreck-It Ralph
 
$7,020,000
3,087
$2,274
$158,257,000
$165
7
Killing Them Softly
 
$7,000,000
2,424
$2,888
$7,000,000
$15
8
Red Dawn (2012)
 
$6,550,000
2,781
$2,355
$31,320,000
$65
9
Flight
 
$4,540,000
2,603
$1,744
$81,527,000
$31
10
The Collection
 
$3,409,000
1,403
$2,430
$3,409,000
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The Oscar race is on and the art house flicks are starting to populate the cinemas. Check out Anna Karenia if you have the time. Visually, it is one of the most interesting films of the year. It is not heavy on the special effects mind you. Director Joe Wright just understands how to craft a story using the tools of the cinema.
Genre wise, like you, we here at Mania are counting down to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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evergreen5 7/8/2005 8:44:02 PM
I must agree. Mr. Oldman is actually one of the most underrated actors around. He can slip into any accent and any role with ease. For him to be cast is an honor.
evergreen5 10/5/2005 3:46:59 PM
Hey sharpe95th. Yes, this is the very same John Williams who composed Star Wars, Superman, etc. He also did music for Giligan's Island.
evergreen5 10/10/2005 1:28:28 PM
I saw this a few weeks ago on IFilm. I have to say that it was VERY clever! If someone had never seen or heard of "The Shining" and had seen this clip, they would have been fooled! Incredible job!
evergreen5 10/10/2005 1:41:20 PM
And I just LOVED when they turned "West Side Story" into "28 Days Later!" and how they turned "Cabin Fever" into a touching drama!
evergreen5 11/14/2005 11:04:02 AM
This is what drives me crazy. You spend time and money to buy the individual seasons. Then they decide to release them all in a nice package! It's just greedy!
evergreen5 11/28/2005 5:37:18 PM
First of all, welcome. It takes a brave individual to face the wrath of die-hard readers of this column. Which brings me to a small gripe. You mention Star Trek and Babylon 5, but not Space:1999? And I love Britcoms, especially Python, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances and Are You Being Served.
evergreen5 12/2/2005 4:23:54 PM
I have GOT TO GET THIS!!!!! I heard when the first one was released that it really didn't have much going for it. So I knew that a better edition would come down the road. And I do agree with you on the "multiple bites of the apple." It gets incredibly irritating that studios treat the general public like complete idiots.
evergreen5 12/19/2005 11:34:45 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Spencer. You will be sorely missed. There's a problem with them saying that Leo died. In an earlier episode, which was set 3 years in the future, Leo had a heart attack and recovered. There is a rumor that the character may end up being recast. I hope that they will release "Threshold" too.
evergreen5 12/20/2005 12:04:15 PM
I really enjoyed the film when I first saw it in theaters (And bought the DVD after midnight the day it was released). However, the ending with the son popping up at the house at the end did bug me a bit. Spielberg's direction, John Williams's score, and Cruise's acting worked well with each other. The aliens (That are never referred to as Martians, by the way)looked fantastic (And the sounds they made were spooky!)and resembled pretty much what H.G. Welles wrote.
evergreen5 12/30/2005 10:50:02 AM
Thanks about the Space:1999 comment. Although I love Star Trek, Space:1999 absolutely ruled. Especially when Maya came into the picture.
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