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'Skyfall' reclaims box office with $11M

Daniel Craig appears in a still image from a scene in the 2012 James Bond film, 'Skyfall.' (Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.)
December 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
James Bond reclaimed the No. 1 spot on what's typically a slow weekend at the box office.

"Skyfall" took in $11 million to move back to the top spot in its fifth weekend.

That puts it narrowly ahead of "Rise of the Guardians," the animated adventure of Santa, the Easter Bunny and other mythological heroes that pulled in $10.5 million.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which had been tops for three-straight weekends, earned 9.2 million.

The box office is expected to soar again next weekend with the pre-Christmas release of several big productions.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Skyfall," $11 million ($20.3 million)
2. "Rise of the Guardians," $10.5 million ($26 million international)
3. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," $9.2 million ($23.5 millin international)
4. "Lincoln," $9.1 million
5. "Life of Pi," $8.3 million ($23.8 million international)
6. "Playing for Keeps," $6 million ($2.5 million international)
7. "Wreck-It Ralph," $4.9 million ($5.8 million international)
8. "Red Dawn," $4.3 million
9. "Flight," $3.1 million
10. "Killing Them Softly," $2.7 million ($1.4 million international)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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