Monday Morning Box Office Report: Killing Them Opens Softly

Brad Pitt took a bit of a beating over the weekend as his new movie Killing Them Softly opened in a distant seventh place with just $7 million. It is basically the worst opening ever for a Brad Pitt movie playing on more than 2000 screens, and based on the box office performance of Andrew Dominik’s last film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, perhaps The Weinstein Company made a mistake opening it nationwide. The week’s other major release, The Collection, opened in 10th place with a $3.4 million haul. At the top, it was Twilight and Skyfall once again neck in neck. Not much is expected to change next weekend as the only wide release is the romantic comedy Playing for Keeps starring Gerard Butler.

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 — $17.4M
2. Skyfall — $17M
3. Rise of the Guardians — $13.5M
4. Lincoln — $13.5M
5. Life of Pi — $12M
6. Wreck-It Ralph — $7.2M
7. Killing Them Softly — $7M
8. Red Dawn — $6.55M
9. Flight — $4.54M
10. The Collection — $3.41M

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  • mrhorse

    that’s surprising

    but when i’ve read “weinstein”, it kinda figures..
    these guys do more to win the oscars than to promote a movie. it’s december, there’s no competition, and yet..

    also, maybe the title is a bit ..askew. why “soflty”, what’s that about.. a lady, a pillow, poison

  • rjdelight

    Shitty deal for Softly, it’s a great movie. And apparently the cinemascore from audiences was an ‘F’, which I can’t understand at all.

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