BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Knocks TWILIGHT From The Top Spot During Its Fifth Week Of Release

BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Knocks TWILIGHT From The Top Spot During Its Fifth Week Of Release

Sam Mendes' Skyfall has defied all odds by taking down the final instalment in the popular Twilight franchise. Hit the jump for all the details from this weekend at the North American box office, as well as the current predictions for the Top 10 movies in full.

The most successful James Bond film of all-time has continued to dominate the box office as it took the #1 spot in North America this weekend. According to Deadline the Sam Mendes helmed Skyfall managed to rise to this position in its fifth week of release with an estimated $3.1 million yesterday and $11 million for the weekend (taking its domestic cume to an impressive $261.6 million). This comes as something of a surprise as it managed to beat The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, a franchise which usually dominates the top spot for a number of weeks. Unfortunately, DreamWorks Animation's Rise Of The Guardians continues to underperform as you can see from the full Top 10 list below. What did you guys decide to check out this weekend?

1. Skyfall (Eon/MGM/Sony) Week 5 [Runs 3,401] PG13
Friday $3.1M, Weekend $11.0M, Cume $261.6M

2. Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 4 [Runs 3,646] PG13
Friday $2.7M, Weekend $8.7M, Cume $268.3M

3. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 5 [Runs 2,014] PG13
Friday $2.5M, Weekend $8.4M, Cume $96.7M

4. Rise Of The Guardian (DWAnim/Par) Week 3 [Runs 3,639] PG
Friday $2.2M, Weekend $10.6M, Cume $61.2M

5. Life Of Pi (Fox) Week 3 [Runs 2,946] PG
Friday $2.2M, Weekend $8.2M, Cume $60.8M

6. Playing For Keeps (Millenium/FilmDistrict) NEW [Runs 2,837] PG13
Friday $2.1M, Weekend $6.0M

7. Red Dawn (MGM/FilmDistrict) Week 3 [Runs 2,754] PG13
Friday $1.3M, Weekend $4.1M, Cume $37.1M

8. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Week 6 [Runs 2,746] PG
Friday $1.1M, Weekend $4.6M, Cume $164.2M

9. Flight (Paramount) Week 6 [Runs 2,431] R
Friday $910K, Weekend $3.1M, Cume $86.1M

10. Killing Them Softly (Annapurna/Weinstein) Week 2 [Runs 2,424] R
Friday $890K (-65%), Weekend $2.9M, Cume $11.9M

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.


Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as ?????
Judi Dench as M
Ralph Fiennes as ?????
Albert Finney as ?????
Naomie Harris as Eve
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Ben Whishaw as Q


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