"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.

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