An exciting, diverse group of movies opened this weekend, ready to duke it out, box-office style, with last week’s reigning champions. Would the sophisticated James Bond’s Skyfall rise above the childlike Wreck-It Ralph, who ruled the Hollywood playground last week?
Could the limited-released Lincoln be Taken 2 a higher Flight than them all?
Those questions were quickly answered, as Daniel Craig’s James Bond caused an impressive Skyfall, pounding the cinematic competition and coming in first with a record-breaking $87.8 million, making it the best Bond debut ever (which is quite impressive considering there have been, count ‘em, 23 of them). Last week’s ‘numero Uno,’ the kid-friendly Wreck-It Ralph, placed a wholesome second with $33.1 million added to Tinstletown’s kiddie till. Denzel Washington once again took an impressive Flight, landing safely at third place with $15.1 million.
Government affairs remained the hot topic of conversation in both the White House and the Movie Manor this week with intense, politically-infused films rounding out the Top 5. Ben Affleck’s CIA Argo-ego earned a politically correct $6.7 million while another CIA agent, this time in the form of Liam Neeson, was Taken 2 Istanbul by questionably hygienic Albanian gangsters but brought back $4.0 million to this week’s United States’ box office sales.
Whether your interests lie in superspies or CIA’s, arcade games or Albanians gone bad, viewed seaside or nationwide, there is plenty to choose from this week at the movies…
Until next time, enjoy a magnetic movie week!