"Skyfall," Rise of the Guardians” top weekend box office

PanARMENIAN.Net - Sony's "Skyfall" is leading the weekend box office chase in its fifth week of release, after taking in $3.1 million Friday, December 7, accordng to TheWrap.

DreamWorks Animation’s 3D kids film “Rise of the Guardians” is running second after bringing in $2.2 million from 3,639 theaters Friday, just a 23 percent drop from last week.

Three-time defending champ "Breaking Dawn 2" and "Lincoln" were in a battle for third. Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" franchise finale took in $2.8 million Friday, raising its overall U.S. gross to $268 million. DreamWorks "Lincoln," distributed by Disney, brought in $2.5 from 2,014 locations Friday.

Fox’s “Life of Pi” is on pace for an $8.2 million weekend in its third week of release after taking in $2.2 million from 2,946 screens on Friday.

The weekend’s only wide opener -- FilmDistrict’s “Playing for Keeps” -- took in $2.1million from 2,837 locations Friday. The romantic comedy, starring Gerard Butler, is looking at a very disappointing $6 million weekend.

Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" took in just $881,000 from 2,424 locations Friday and will wind up under $3 million in its second weekend. It debuted to just $7 million last week.

The Weinstein Company's Oscar contender "Silver Linings Playbook" took in $642,000 from 371 screens Friday and is looking at $2.3 million for the weekend.

 Top stories
He explained that the genesis of the show dates back six years when he moved to Los Angeles and hired Sona Movsesian as his assistance.
The archeology team from Istanbul University has been carrying out excavations to unearth artefacts from the Urartian Kingdom.
The visit is a first to the country for both and O’Brien’s broadcast will be the first by a host of an American late-night show from the nation.
Some of the many artists on exhibit include Kevork Mourad and three generations of Elibekian family painters.
Partner news