Mania Box Office Report: Twilight Wins Again (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, 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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