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Box Office Report: Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ Flunks

Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly had a soft opening nationwide this past weekend, earning a reserved F CinemaScore with viewers and landing at number seven on the box office chart. The film becomes only the eighth movie ever to receive the rare failing grade. Wow! Even though the film cost only $15 million to make, it opened to a mediocre $7 million, which is considered a disappointing number.

Killing Them Softly is based on hit-man Jackie Cogan(Pitt), who is paid to investigate a robbery at a mob poker game. The film also stars Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Sam Shepard.

Pitt’s company, Plan B production, produced the violent crime drama, and it was directed by Andrew Dominik. Killing Them Softly is based on George V. Higgins’ 1974 book Cogan’s Trade. The Weinstein Co. is distributing the film domestically and Inferno Entertainment and Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, financed it.

As for other films on the chart, Summit Entertainment’s Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 came in the top slot for the third weekend in a row, Eon Productions/MGM/Sony Pictures’ Skyfall fell in a close #2 spot, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln landed in #3. Full list below:

1. Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 3 [Runs 4,008] PG13
Friday $5.4M, Saturday $7.5M, Weekend $17.1M, Cume $254.2M

2. Skyfall (Eon/MGM/Sony) Week 4 [Runs 3,463] PG13
Friday $4.8M, Saturday $7.6M, Weekend $16.9M, Cume $245.9M

3. Lincoln (DreamWorks/Fox/Disney) Week 4 [Runs 2,018] PG13
Friday $4.0M, Saturday $5.9M, Weekend $13.3M, Cume $83.5M

4. Rise Of The Guardians (DreamWorks Anim/Par) Week 2 [Runs 3,672] PG
Friday $2.9M, Saturday $6.3M, Weekend $13.4M (-44%), Cume $48.5M

5. Life Of Pi (Fox) Week 2 [Runs 2,928] PG
Friday $3.3M, Saturday $5.3M, Weekend $12.2M (-46%), Cume $47.8M

6. Wreck-It Ralph (Disney) Week 5 [Runs 3,087] PG
Friday $1.6M, Saturday $3.3M, Weekend $7.0M, Cume $158.3M

7. Killing Them Softly (Annapurna/Weinstein) NEW [Runs 2,424] R
Friday $2.5M, Saturday $2.7M, Weekend $6.9M

8. Red Dawn (FilmDistrict) Week 2 [Runs 2,781] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $2.9M, Weekend $6.6M (-54%), Cume $31.3M

9. Flight (Paramount) Week 5 [Runs 2,603] R
Friday $1.3M, Saturday $2.0M, Weekend $4.5M, Cume $81.5M

10. Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Week 3 [Runs 371] R
Friday $914K, Saturday $1.3M, Weekend $3.2M, Cume $10.8M

11. The Collection (LD Entertainment) NEW [Runs 1,403] R
Friday $1.1K, Saturday $1.2K, Weekend $3.1M

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