Box Office (12.02.12)

What a thrill! The international release of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ (Sum.) has landed at the top of almost all of the charts. Beating out ‘Skyfall‘ (Sony) without a hitch, it also remains #1 during this week’s box office count. Within the top 10, ‘Skyfall‘ follows at #2 and ‘Lincoln‘ (BV) at #3.  Recent releases, ‘Life of Pie‘ (Fox) jumps up three to #4, followed by ‘Rise of the Guardians‘ (Par./DW) up to #5. ‘Wreck-It Ralph‘ (BV) drops two to #6, followed by ‘Red Dawn (2012)‘ (FD), a recent release, at #7. ‘Flight‘ (Par.) drops three to #8, the underdog, ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ (Wein.) floats up four to #9, and ‘Argo‘ (WB) drops one to #10. All in all, many have made several leaps up as older movies fallen at slower rates.

Outside of the top 10, ‘Anna Karenina‘ (Focus) is up nine at #11, followed by ‘Taken 2‘ (Fox). ‘Cloud Atlas‘ (WB) falls one to #16, followed by ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘ (Sum.) which, according to American standards, is doing quite well for an independent film. New on the charts, ‘Hitchcock‘ (FoxS) places at #20, ‘The Central Park Five‘ (IFC) at #48, and, one of the favorites of many polls, ‘Rust and Bone‘ (SPC) takes #51, just behind ‘The Master‘ (Wein.) at #50. Like all weekly updates, though some make slow climbs up the chart, many drop a couple placements.

As predicted, ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2‘ only barely sits above ‘Skyfall‘ at #1. New release, ‘Killing Them Softly‘ (Wein.) grabs #7 as ‘The Collection‘ (LD) bumps ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ down to #11, ‘Argo‘ down to #13, as ‘Anna Karenina‘ holds onto #12.

This weekend, outside the top 10, ‘Hitchcock‘ rises to #17, ‘Chasing Ice‘ (SD) climbs up 12 to #24, and ‘Samsara‘ (Osci.) climbs 20 up to #37, along with ‘Rust and Bone‘, who climbs up to #35. New releases include ‘Talaash‘ (Relbig.) at #14, ‘Back to 1942‘ (CL) at #22, ‘Hecho En Mexico‘ (LGF) at #26, ‘Beware of Mr. Baker‘ (SF) at #39, and ‘Love, Marilyn‘ (SD) at #42. For the time being, the greatest competition lies between a supernatural war and a British agent against the world. One can only wonder who will be #1 next week?