Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Weekend Box Office, December 7-9

Last weekend Skyfall nearly beat out the final Twilight movie to be the #1 film at the U.S. box office again. It succeeded in doing so this time, putting it in the unusual position of being the top-grossing film in the country in its fifth weekend - in part a result of so many of the releases of recent weeks (Red Dawn, Killing Them Softly, Playing for Keeps)flopping as badly as they have, but also a reflection of the film's strong opening and relatively good legs in the weeks since (better, in fact, than those of the last Twilight film, which slipped into third place this week, after Rise of the Guardians).

This has raised the film's total gross to over $261 million. In inflation-adjusted terms, this makes the film the fourth-biggest grosser in the U.S. - after only Thunderball, Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice back in the mid-1960s.

Meanwhile, its global gross has risen to $918 million, just a short distance behind Goldfinger, with Skyfall nearly certain to overtake it by next weekend as the series' second highest earing film by a safe margin - with some way still to go.

The Weekend Box Office, November 30-December 2
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