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Box Office Report: Skyfall’s Return To Top Highlights Blah Weekend

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Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, complete with snarky commentary.

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

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