Box Office Winners And Losers From This Past Week

Hollywood usually experiences a down week following Thanksgiving but that wasn’t the case this year. If you’re looking for a good movie to see here are the winners and losers from this week at the box office according to

11. It may have just missed the top ten, but The Weinstein Company’s small theater success with “Silver Linings Playbook”  is too big to leave off this week’s list. The film earned another $3.3 million this weekend despite showing in 371 theaters. In three weeks, the film has earned $10.8 million.

10. “The Collection,” sequel to 2009’s “The Collector” barely beat out Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence with $3.4 million.

9. “Flight” drops one spot from last week with $4.5 million. Denzel Washington’s latest action flick has earned $85 million worldwide in five weeks.

8. “Red Dawn” dipped more than 50 percent in week two grossing $6.6 million at theaters. FilmDistrict’s long-awaited remake has earned $31.3 million.

7. Brad Pitt’s mob / hitman film “Killing Them Softly,” based on 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade,” underperformed with $7 million. The film cost an estimated $15 million to make. Weinstein would have been better off releasing “Silver Linings Playbook” into more theaters this weekend.

6. Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” continues its theater dominance bringing in $7 million. The film’s opening ahead of Thanksgiving has helped it earn $202.3 million worldwide at the box office in five weeks.

5. Ang Lee’s artistic “Life of Pi” is down nearly 50 percent in its second week with $12 million. The film has earned $108.9 million worldwide in two weeks.

4. DreamWork’s “Rise of the Guardians” earns $13.4 million. It opened to one of the company’s lowest premieres since 2006 with $23.7 million, $20 million less than “How to Train Your Dragon.”

3. The top three don’t surprise again and will most likely stay the same until “The Hobbit” debuts on the 14th. “Lincoln” grossed $13.5 million in week four bringing in $83.7 million to date.

2. “Skyfall” came close to beating out the vampire clan with $17 million. The 23rd Bond film has now earned more than $869 million for Sony and MGM.

1. Third week’s a charm as “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” drains the box office with $17.4 million. The film’s worldwide gross of $702.4 million is inching close to the last film’s $712 million gross.

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