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The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a down time, but studios ordinarily have a big bopper out during this timeframe. But this opening frame for December was fairly quiet, giving "Skyfall" a chance to take the top spot one more time before this month's blockbusters hit theaters. The picture has been a monster, now becoming Sony's top grossing picture of all time, with $1 billion worldwide in its sights. The franchise may be 50 years old, but 007 has never been more popular. Meanwhile, though "Rise of the Guardians" managed to works its way into the number two slot, the film is estimated to lose DreamWorks Animation $50 million due to a poor performance domestically and abroad. The picture should gain a certain level of traction given the holiday theme, but it lacked the massive opening necessary to capitalize. As such, solid week-to-week performances likely won't help this picture unless we're still in double digits by January. »

- Gabe Toro

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