December 16th, 2012BOX OFFICE
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey won the weekend box office easily, and also became the biggest December debut in history.
The first installment of Peter Jackson’s new fantasy trilogy earned $84.8 million in its opening weekend, which breaks the $77 million December debuts for I Am Legend and Avatar in previous years.
Rise of the Guardians came in a very distant second with $7.4 million, while Lincoln finished in third with $7.2 million.Read more...
December 9th, 2012BOX OFFICE
The James Bond blockbuster Skyfall won a very tight weekend box office, narrowly beating a group of holdovers that keep ruling the top half of the chart.
Skyfall earned $11 million for the top spot, beating the animated Rise of the Guardians, which took in $10.5 million for second place.
Meanwhile, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 remained in the top three with $9.2 million.Read more...
December 2nd, 2012BOX OFFICE
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 edged out the James Bond movie Skyfall for first place in a tight battle for the box office crown, one week after the pair helped fuel the biggest Thanksgiving in Hollywood history.
Breaking Dawn – Part 2 earned $17.4 million while second place finisher Skyfall took in $17 million.
Coming in third was Lincoln with $13.5 million.Read more...
November 25th, 2012BOX OFFICE
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 won the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend box office.
The vampire franchise’s final installment snagged first place (again) with $66 million for the five-day period, bringing its domestic total to $228.9 million.
James Bond thriller Skyfall took second place with $51.2 million.
The presidential drama Lincoln nabbed third with $34.1 million.
Those top earners and others in the weekend’s Top 10 led to this being the biggest Thanksgiving holiday at the box office — ever.Read more...
November 18th, 2012BOX OFFICE
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 easily won the weekend box office, building off a huge first night that’s put the franchise capper at $141.3 million in North America.
That figure makes the last installment of the series second only to the opening for New Moon ($142.8 million).
Last week’s champ, the James Bond flick Skyfall, had a strong second-place showing of $41.5 million.
Lincoln expanded to wide release this week, with Steven Spielberg’s presidential biopic nabbing third place with $22.4 million.Read more...
November 11th, 2012BOX OFFICE
Bond is back in a BIG way.
Skyfall, the 23rd movie in the James Bond franchise, has easily won the weekend box office with a staggering $87.8 million haul, giving it the biggest opening in the spy series’ long history.
The movie marks Daniel Craig’s third outing as Agent 007.
Last weekend’s top earner, the animated Wreck-It Ralph, finished in second with $33.1 million.
Denzel Washington’s airline pilot drama Flight nabbed third place with $15.1 million in ticket sales.Read more...