Skyfall stands at a close second with $17 million, giving Daniel Craig and the Bond enterprise a cumulative $246 million to date.
Lincoln maintained its throne at No. 3 yet again, bringing in $13.5 million to close out the weekend.
Rise of the Guardians
The animated adventure of holiday heroes, Rise of the Guardians, stayed in the No. 4 seat, but the turn of December shows promise for the flick. Rise of the Guardians follows Santa Claus and a handful of other compadres dedicated to the preservation of hope and innocence in children throughout the year. Sounds perfect for the holidays.
The Life of Pi
The Life of Pi held down its No. 5 spot for the second weekend in a row. The film, which debuted last weekend, chronicles a survival story and the fruition of one of the least expected friendships imaginable — between a young man and a Bengal tiger.
Wreck-It Ralph pulled in $7 million, giving the animated comedy command of the No. 6 ranking for yet another weekend.
Killing Them Softly
No. 7 is the big story this week and really the only significant change in the box office rankings. Brad Pitt and Killing Them Softly debuted with $7 million, telling the story of mafia revenge and the turning tide of a failing American economy.
The Red Dawn remake dropped a spot this weekend to No. 8. Channing Tatum leads his band of Wolverines against a foreign invasion in small-town America.
Flight landed at No. 9, also falling one spot, but still claimed $4.5 million.
Debuting at No. 10 and hailing from the twisted writers of the Saw franchise is the new horror film The Collection.
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