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Weekend Box Office: November 9-11, 2012

Nov. 11, 2012by: Dave Davis
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The world's favorite suave superspy has been absent since 2008's (arguably disappointing) QUANTUM OF SOLACE, but James Bond is back in a big way with SKYFALL, which crushed all previous Bond openings with an impressive $87.8 million (actually a $90M total when you include the Thursday IMAX previews).

While he took his time getting to North America, Daniel Craig and his latest sharp-dressed mission (which arrived to rave reviews) were on the international scene for a couple of weeks, and the movie has already crossed the half-billion dollar mark in global box office! That puts SKYFALL hot on the heels of the final worldwide totals of CASINO ROYALE ($594.2M) and QUANTUM OF SOLACE ($586.1M).

007 didn't have to contend with any other new competitors in theaters, but last week's winner WRECK-IT RALPH was a solid second with $33 million. Disney's CG videogame villain-turned-hero is also approaching $100 million after 10 days of release. The overall box office might see a bonus boost on Monday from those who have the day off in honor of Veteran's Day.

Denzel Washington's Oscar-baiting FLIGHT landed in third with $15.1 million, while Ben Affleck's ARGO stubbornly refuses to be pushed out of the Top 5 -- at this rate, expect Affleck's latest thriller to follow THE TOWN on a slow crawl to the $100 million mark.

Liam Neeson's TAKEN 2 retains its spot on the list, while (in a tight fight on the botton half) the MMA comedy  HERE COMES THE BOOM wrestled its way from ninth up to sixth, as RZA's distinctly different mixed-martial arts flick THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS took a nearly 70% hit from last week's opening.

Meanwhile, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 and SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D got scared away from the Top 10, but PITCH PERFECT came back for an encore appearance in eighth place after dropping off the chart last week.

And Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN was released on only 11 screens (the biopic has already grabbed $900k from just that handful of showings) to decidedly positive critical response and award buzz for star Daniel Day-Lewis, whose Abe expands onto 1500 screens next weekend.

Next weekend sees the sparkle-vampire epic come to a close with THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2, while Spielberg's LINCOLN opens wide and ANNA KARENINA and David O. Russell's SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK see limited release.

What did you think of SKYFALL? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Skyfall $87.8 M $90 M
2. Wreck-It Ralph $33 M $93.6 M
3. Flight $15.1 M $47.7 M
4. Argo $6.7 M $85.7 M
5. Taken 2 $4 M $131.2 M
6. Here Comes the Boom $2.5 M $39 M
7. Cloud Atlas $2.5 M $22.7 M
8. Pitch Perfect $2.5 M $59 M
9. The Man with the Iron Fists $2.4 M $12.7 M
10. Hotel Transylvania $2.3 M $140.9 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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6:59AM on 11/12/2012

Glad for Bond, still feel bad for Cloud Atlas.

The Wachowkis and Tykwer had to fight hard to get the movie financed and it would be a shame if their investors weren't rewarded for helping to fund one of the best films in at least ten years.
The Wachowkis and Tykwer had to fight hard to get the movie financed and it would be a shame if their investors weren't rewarded for helping to fund one of the best films in at least ten years.
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12:57AM on 11/12/2012

Cloud Atlas

still with a very high per theatre average (after having the highest on it's opening weekend) looks like the studio/distributor took notice as it seems that Cloud Atlas actually GAINED screens played in in it's second week, and gained even MORE theatres in it's third week. Good to see and I really hope it does well in the bigger international markets when it hits over there, as well as at awards season for the added press / attention / sales.
still with a very high per theatre average (after having the highest on it's opening weekend) looks like the studio/distributor took notice as it seems that Cloud Atlas actually GAINED screens played in in it's second week, and gained even MORE theatres in it's third week. Good to see and I really hope it does well in the bigger international markets when it hits over there, as well as at awards season for the added press / attention / sales.
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9:18PM on 11/11/2012
Okay everybody, now go see SKYFALL and LINCOLN next weekend and leave TWILIGHT with fuck all!
Okay everybody, now go see SKYFALL and LINCOLN next weekend and leave TWILIGHT with fuck all!
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6:43PM on 11/11/2012
I was hoping Skyfall would hit beyond $100 million in its opening week.
I was hoping Skyfall would hit beyond $100 million in its opening week.
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4:57PM on 11/11/2012
I know The Man with the Iron Fists didn't cost much to make, but I still wish it was doing better. It was a really fun flick.
I know The Man with the Iron Fists didn't cost much to make, but I still wish it was doing better. It was a really fun flick.
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3:25PM on 11/11/2012

Heh

Well Cloud Atlas is a flop. Glad to see Argo and Flight do well.
Well Cloud Atlas is a flop. Glad to see Argo and Flight do well.
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2:54PM on 11/11/2012

Great movie

Knew it'd be #1 but really thought it would cross 100 mil this weekend, but falling just a little short is not bad at all. Loved Craig but really enjoyed Javier as the baddie, his performance was great.
Knew it'd be #1 but really thought it would cross 100 mil this weekend, but falling just a little short is not bad at all. Loved Craig but really enjoyed Javier as the baddie, his performance was great.
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