Variety reports the top movies, in terms of box office take, for the week of 2-8 November 2012. The new animated life of a video game star, Wreck-It Ralph opened at the top of the charts, bringing down $60.6 million. Aviation drama Flight opened at #2. Argo slipped from #1 to #3, rescuing $13.3 million, for a four-week total of $79.0 million. Action flick The Man with the Iron Fists opened at #4. Cloud Atlas fell from #2 to #6, connecting with $7.2 million, for a two-week total of $20.2 million. Hotel Transylvania fell from #3 to #7, chewing up $5.5 million, for a six-week total of $138.6 million. Paranormal Activity 4 fell from #4 to #8, making $5.3 million, for a three-week total of $50.6 million. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D fell from #5 to #10, reaping $4.5 million, for a two-week total of $15.1 million.
Sinister fell from #7 to #12, scaring up $3.5 million, for a four-week total of $45.1 million. The newest James Bond film, Skyfall, was open for less than a day of this week in the US (it’s doing great overseas), yet still managed to wind up at #15 on the charts, spying up $2.2 million. Looper slipped from #14 to #18, returning $1.6 million, for a six-week total of $64.1 million. Frankenweenie fell from #12 to #20, reanimating $1.0 million, for a five-week total of $33.6 million. Brave slipped from #19 to #22, making $400 thousand, for a twenty-week total of $236.0 million. The Dark Knight Rises slipped from #21 to #23, raising $350 thousand, for a sixteen-week total of $447.6 million. ParaNorman slipped from #23 to #24, spooking up $300 thousand (20% more than last week), for a twelve-week total of $55.3 million.
Falling out of the top 25 this week were:
The Master (last week’s #20) in its eighth week in release (box office total: $15.6 million)
House at the End of the Street (last week’s #25) in its seventh week in release (box office total: $31.2 million)