Weekend Box Office: 'Killing Them Softly' Opens Quietly While 'Twilight' Maintains Lead

12/02/2012 04:17 pm ET

Brad Pitt's latest movie, "Killing Them Softly," isn't exactly killing it at the box office.

Directed by Andrew Dominik ("Chopper"), "Killing Them Softly" has been well-received by critics, but heavily panned by audiences. The movie earned an uncommon F CinemaScore from those that saw it, and brought in $7 million for its opening weekend. This low amount kept "Killing Them Softly" from charting in the top five for the weekend, and made it Brad Pitt's worst live-action wide-release opening.

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" continued its box office run, taking the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row. The final "Twilight" film made $17.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic gross to $254.6 million. Globally, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has made over $700 million.

"Skyfall" and "Lincoln" both maintained their spots from last weekend, coming in second and third, respectively. "Skyfall" made $17 million this weekend for a total of $246 million stateside. Globally, "Skyfall" has out-earned "Twilight," reaching a total gross of $869 million as of this weekend. "Lincoln" took No. 3 with a $13.5 million weekend, bringing it to $83.7 million since opening.

Holiday flick "Rise of the Guardians" and Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" also held over from last weekend, reaching No. 4 and 5, respectively. The animated "Rise of the Guardians" brought in $13.5 million this weekend for a total of $48.9 million. "Life of Pi," an adaptation of the celebrated novel, made $12 million for a domestic gross of $48.4 million.

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