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REFILE-Top films at the North American box office

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sun, 9 Dec 2012 19:30 GMT
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Dec 9 (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three-day weekend starting Dec. 7, led by "Skyfall" a t No. 1, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

1 (2) Skyfall .................................${esc.dollar}11.0 million 2 (4) Rise of the Guardians ...................${esc.dollar}10.5 million 3 (1) Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ........${esc.dollar} 9.2 million 4 (3) Lincoln .................................${esc.dollar} 9.1 million 5 (5) Life of Pi ..............................${esc.dollar} 8.3 million 6 (*) Playing for Keeps .......................${esc.dollar} 6.0 million 7 (6) Wreck-It Ralph ..........................${esc.dollar} 4.9 million 8 (7) Red Dawn ................................${esc.dollar} 4.3 million 9 (8) Flight ..................................${esc.dollar} 3.1 million 10 (7) Killing Them Softly .....................${esc.dollar} 2.7 million NOTES: Last weekend's rankings in parentheses. "Red Dawn" and "Killing Them Softly" tied at 7th place last weekend. (*) = new release

CUMULATIVE TOTALS: Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 ...............${esc.dollar}268.7 million Skyfall ........................................${esc.dollar}261.6 million Wreck-It Ralph..................................${esc.dollar}164.4 million Lincoln.........................................${esc.dollar} 97.3 million Flight..........................................${esc.dollar} 86.2 million Rise of the Guardians...........................${esc.dollar} 61.9 million Life of Pi ....................................${esc.dollar} 60.9 million Red Dawn........................................${esc.dollar} 37.3 million Killing Them Softly ............................${esc.dollar} 11.8 million Playing For Keeps ..............................${esc.dollar} 6.0 million

"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was released by Summit Entertainment, a unit of Lions Gate Entertainment. Sony Corp's movie studio released "Skyfall." "Lincoln" was produced by Dreamworks and released by Walt Disney Co. Disney also released "Wreck-It Ralph." Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc, released "Flight" and the Dreamworks Animation production "Rise of the Guardians."

"Life of Pi" was released by 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp.

FilmDistrict, an independent studio, distributes "Playing for Keeps."

The Weinstein Company distributed "Killing Them Softly."

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