Box Office (11.18.12)

What an extravagant change in the charts! For most of the week, Skyfall (Sony) placed #1 daily and over all in American box offices, grossing over $117 million. Wreck-It Ralph (BV) managed to hold onto #2, followed by Flight (Par.) and then Argo (WB). Staying at #5, Taken 2 (Fox) is followed by Cloud Atlas (WB) and Hotel Transylvania (Sony) drops to #10. New releases during the week included A Royal Affair (Magn.) at # 44, Dangerous Liasons (WGUSA) at #52, and Starlet (MBox) at #54. Internationally, Skyfall (Sony) holds onto #1 in most of the countries, but many expect the international reaction to continue on for some time, this being the first of the Bond series to be released internationally before nationally.

As expected, grossing over $71 million on the first day, the release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summ.) threw the box office for a spin, effortlessly uprooting Skyfall from the weekend’s #1 spot, grossing over $141 million. Grossing about $100 million less and in the #2 slot, Skyfall (Sony) reigns on international charts, as well. Argo (WB) falls to #6, though still doing well on a daily basis. Making a huge leap compared to the others, Lincoln (BV) was #15 during the week and now sits at #3, Wreck-It Ralph (BV) falls to #4, andCloud Atlas (WB) holds onto #10. Silver Linings Playbook (Wein.) is released and jumps up to #16, Anna Karenina (Focus) just two behind it. Critics speculate that this week’s battle for #1 will be interesting to watch as Twilight and Skyfall fans buzz on about the films. Below is an overall breakdown of the weekend Box Office chart.

1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2$141,300,00
4Wreck-It Ralph$18,312,000
7Taken 2$2,100,000
8Pitch Perfect$1,260,000
9Here Comes The Boom$1,200,000
10Cloud Atlas$900,000