9 December 2012 9:31 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With only days remaining before its much-anticipated return to Middle Earth, the box office was a relatively quiet place. Once again, holdovers ruled and grosses were small. In fact, the only real surprise was which of the week’s seasoned veterans came out on top. That would be Skyfall: the James Bond blockbuster that last held the top spot four weeks ago. Title Weekend Total 1. Skyfall $11,000,000 $261.6 2. Rise of the Guardians $10,540,000 $61.9 3. Breaking Dawn Part 2 $9,200,000 $268.7 4. Lincoln $9,115,000 $97.3 5. Life of Pi $8,300,000 $60.9 6. Playing for Keeps $6,000,000 $6 7. Wreck-It Ralph $4,900,000 $164.4 8. Red Dawn $4,200,000 $37.2 9. Flight $3,130,000 $86.2 10. Killing Them Softly $2,748,000 $11.7 Though it’s not completely unprecedented for a film to recapture first place weeks after its debut, it’s at least rare enough to give us something to talk about. Or we could just rehash the monstrous success of Breaking Dawn Part 2. There must be some facet of its success that was overlooked during the three weeks the film spent at number one, »

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