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12/10/2012 (3 years ago)

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23rd installment in James Bond series holding its own

Few things remain as constant as people lining up to watch the latest James Bond installment at theaters. "Skyfall," the 23rd chapter in the profitable superspy franchise returned to the top spot at the nation's box offices, unseating the final installment in the "Twilight" series, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" stayed in the top five.

The film centres on Bond investigating an attack on MI6; it transpires that the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 operative Raoul Silva to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him.

The film centres on Bond investigating an attack on MI6; it transpires that the attack is part of a plot by former MI6 operative Raoul Silva to humiliate, discredit and kill M as revenge against her for betraying him.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/10/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Skyfall, Lincoln, movies, top ten, box office


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Skyfall" also captured the box office when it first opened on November 2. "Skyfall" is by far the best-selling film in the 49-year old series. It's by far the highest grossing movie in Sony Pictures' history with $918 million in ticket sales worldwide.

According to the movie tracking site Hollywood.com, "Skyfall" has brought in nearly $262 million from the United States and Canada.
 
The animated family film "Rise of the Guardians" finished second with $10.5 million, working its way toward becoming the season's primary family hit in its third week.

"Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which led the box office for the past three weekends, tallied $9.2 million. The five-movie series is based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book about young vampire love. The series has collected more than $1.3 billion in overall domestic ticket sales.

Spielberg's "Lincoln," released by Walt Disney, chronicles the 16th president's successful fight to pass a constitutional amendment outlawing slavery. Dark and cerebral, "Lincoln" has been described as more of a talky chamber drama, somewhat out-of-place in amidst all the holiday escapist fare. It had ticket sales of $9.1 million, according to studio estimates provided by the box office division of Hollywood.com.

Fox's "Life of Pi" rounded out the top five with $8.3 million.

The expected blockbuster yet to come, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," will be released by Warner Brothers on December 14. Based on the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel about wizards and dwarves, "The Hobbit" features many of the same actors from the blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

The top ten at motion picture box offices this past weekend were:

1. "Skyfall"
2. "Rise of the Guardians"
3. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"
4. "Lincoln"
5. "Life of Pi"
6. "Playing for Keeps"
7. "Wreck-It Ralph"
8. "Red Dawn"
9. "Flight"
10. "Killing Them Softly"

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