'Skyfall,' 'Guardians' duel for box-office win

6:35 AM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Bond is in a box-office photo finish with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Bond tale "Skyfall" took in $11 million to move back to No. 1 in its fifth weekend.

That puts it narrowly ahead of "Rise of the Guardians," the animated adventure of Santa, the Easter Bunny and other mythological heroes that pulled in $10.5 million.

The two movies inched ahead of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which had been tops for three-straight weekends.

The "Twilight" finale earned $9.2 million, slipping into a tight race for No. 3 with "Lincoln," which was close behind with $9.1 million.

The only new wide release, Gerard Butler's romantic comedy "Playing for Keeps," flopped with $6 million, coming in at No. 6.

The Associated Press

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