1.) “Skyfall,” $11M. When he’s finally done with Bond, I’m curious what way Daniel Craig’s career will turn. I say it’s somewhere between Pierce Brosnan (whose acting roles have been more interesting after hanging up the tux) and Sean Connery.
2.) “Rise of the Guardians,” $10.5M. If I ever write a screenplay it’s going to be an animated feature starring vampires, zombies, and a ton of product placement possibilities. (“Quick, kids, jump onto the Crest Smilemobile!”) I can retire by 40.
3.) “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,”$9.2M. Ashley Greene has been on the cover of every women’s magazine; I’m pretty sure all she does now is photo shoots.
4.) “Lincoln,” $9.1M. Yes, Daniel Day-Lewis is excellent, but let’s not forget the number of terrific supporting performances in this wonderful film. This is the first time in a while where Day-Lewis feels like he’s playing well with others, not hogging the spotlight and putting on a show.
5.) “Life of Pi,” 8.3M. This and “Lincoln” easily outperformed the debut of Gerard Butler’s bland-as-dry toast romantic comedy “Playing for Keeps.” Hey, America, you’re all right!
Source: The Internet Movie Database