Skyfall reclaimed the top spot at the box office this weekend, earning $11 million and bringing the hit's domestic total to $261.6 million. The box office was among of the weakest of the year as Rise of the Guardians took second place with $10.5 million, Breaking Dawn Part 2 followed with $9.2 million, Lincoln took in $9.1 million, and Life of Pi rounded out the top five with $8.3 million. Gerard Butler's soccer-dad comedy Playing For Keeps drew a mere $6 million, while the week's other new opener, Hyde Park on Hudson, earned $83,300 in its limited release of only four theaters nationwide.
Need a break from holiday madness? Hit up the theater this weekend! Two releases are slated to open: Hyde Park on Hudson and Playing For Keeps. Which you would enjoy more probably depends on which piques your interest more: Bill Murray in a period piece or Gerard Butler shirtless. I have to say, it's a stiff competition. Check out all the pictures before you make your decision!
Bill Murray takes on a presidential role as Franklin D. Roosevelt in the upcoming film, Hyde Park on Hudson. He's joined by Laura Linney, playing his distant cousin (and love interest?) Margaret Stuckley. Based on true events, the film takes place over a weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of England came to visit the president at his residence in Upstate New York. It may sound stuffy, but you know it can't be a snooze with Murray leading the way.
It's refreshing to see the former Ghostbuster in a period role like this. He gives the wheelchair-bound FDR some spark without making a caricature out of him. I also like the Downton Abbey-esque way some of the story is being shown from the point of view of the maids and servers of the house. I'm not totally convinced I'm into it yet, but with a Dec. 7 release date, you can bet this is prime Oscar bait. Check out the trailer when you read more