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Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, is continuing to surprise.
In its fifth week of release in the U.S., Skyfall took the top spot on a slow weekend. No matter how busy the week was, that is still an impressive accomplishment and the film brought in another $11 million to bring its domestic total to $261.6 million. With the $656.6 million it has done overseas it’s up to $918.2 million, and has set a record as the highest grossing film ever in the U.K. Who would have thought the 23rd film in a series could pull in numbers like this?
Coming in second was Rise of the Guardians with $10.54 million, bringing its domestic total to $61.9 million off of a $145 million dollar budget. Things aren’t looking too good here.
Third place went to Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 with only $9.2 million. It would appear the Twi-hards have had their fill.
Lincoln brought in $9.115 million to land in fourth and bring its domestic total up to $97.3 million off of a $65 million dollar budget.
Rounding out the top five was Life of Pi with $8.3 million.
The only new wide release of the week was Playing for Keeps which landed in sixth place with $6 million.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey being the only major release next week, we’re sure to see a new number one, but don’t be surprised to see much movement in the rest of the list. While we all know it will do well, I think the most interesting story to watch right now is Skyfall. How in the heck did it become Sony’s highest grossing film ever?