Variety reports the top movies, in terms of box office take, for the week of 23-29 November 2012. For the second week in a row (really, you’re surprised?) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 held onto the #1 spot on the charts, chewing up $53.5 million, for a two-week total of $237.2 million. Skyfall held steady at #2, spying up $43.4 million, for a three-week total of $229.0 million. Mystical exploration of life and religion Life of Pi opened at #4. Fairy-tale superhero team-up Rise of the Guardians opened at #5, bringing in $26.9 million. Wreck-It Ralph slipped from #4 to #6, tearing down $18.5 million, for a four-week total of $151.2 million. ’80s’ remake (really? someone thought they had to update this movie?) Red Dawn opened at #7, shooting up $17.4 million. Argo fell from #6 to #10, rescuing $4.8 million, for a seven-week total of $99.0 million.
Cloud Atlas fell from #12 to #16, connecting with $600 thousand, for a five-week total of $25.9 million. Looper climbed from #23 to #19, returning $450 thousand (80% more than last week), for a nine-week total of $65.7 million. Hotel Transylvania fell from #11 to #20, chewing up $450 thousand, for a nine-week total of $143.6 million. Bio-drama Hitchcock managed to wind up at #21 on the charts, even though it’s only in pre-release (with an official opening date of 7 December). Brave climbed from #25 to #23, making $200 thousand, for a twenty-three-week total of $237.0 million. After falling out of the top 25 last week, The Odd Life of Timothy Green returned to #25, growing $150 thousand, for a fifteen-week total of $51.5 million.
Falling out of the top 25 this week were:
Sinister (last week’s #16) in its seventh week in release (box office total: $47.7 million)
Paranormal Activity 4 (last week’s #18) in its sixth week in release (box office total: $53.7 million)
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (last week’s #22) in its fifth week in release (box office total: $17.4 million)