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Sunday, December 9, 2012

'Twilight' falls to third place at box office

James Bond and some animated characters have overtaken the vampires at the weekend box office. Have all the Twi-hards seen "Breaking Dawn" already?

From The Associated Press:
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Skyfall," $11 million ($20.3 million). (Review by The News-Herald's Meszoros: New Bond film 'Skyfall' almost lives up to all that buzz)
2. "Rise of the Guardians," $10.5 million ($26 million international). (Review by The AP's Todd McCarthy: Animated 'Rise of the Guardians' overly busy, should appeal to kids)
3. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2," $9.2 million ($23.5 million international). (Review by Meszoros: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,' although still painful for non Twi-hards, has welcome sense of humor)
4. "Lincoln," $9.1 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Lincoln,' powered by Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal, engrossingly brings to life crucial bit of presidential history)
5. "Life of Pi," $8.3 million ($23.8 million international). (Review by The AP's David Germain: Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' is inspiring 3-D art)
6. "Playing for Keeps," $6 million ($500,000 international). (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire: Gerard Butler stars in rom-com 'Playing for Keeps,' one of year's worst movies)
7. "Wreck-It Ralph," $4.9 million ($5.8 million international). (Review by The AP's Justin Lowe: Animated 'Wreck-It Ralph' has fun celebrating video games old and new)
8. "Red Dawn," $4.3 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Red Dawn' remake falters, despite solid effort by star Chris Hemsworth)
9. "Flight," $3.1 million. (Review by Meszoros: 'Flight' directed right into the ground by Robert Zemeckis)
10. "Killing Them Softly," $2.7 million ($1.4 million international). (Review by Lemire: Brad Pitt’s strong in ‘Killing Them Softly,’ but crime drama lacks subtlety)

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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