@Jon4Lakers Did you return the candy machine?
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?