18 November 2012 10:04 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

A wide variety of films succeeded this weekend, mostly well-reviewed pictures for adults-- with one franchise finale (“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”) and one non-holiday Disney animation hit ("Wreck-It-Ralph") delivering as expected. Business for the Top Ten was up from both last weekend (50%) and last year (12%) – even though fewer films grossed over $4 million for the three days. But last year also saw a “Twilight” opening, so the uptick is impressive. The weakness beyond the top films allowed the last film of a legendary Indian director to break into the top 10 in limited release – and “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”was playing  in only 161 theaters. Two highly anticipated potential award-contenders opened limited. Weinstein’s “Silver Lining Playbook” scored a solid $458,000 in 16 theaters across the country, while Focus’ “Anna Karenina” did a decent $315,000 at the same number. »


- Tom Brueggemann

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