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Article posted: 12/9/2012 10:01 PM

'Skyfall,' 'Guardians' duel for box-office bragging rights

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This undated file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall." According to studio estimates Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, "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.

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The elves are North's loyal helpers in DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians," which came in just behind "Skyfall" at the box office.

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Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, along with Noah Lomax, center, star in the romantic comedy sports comedy "Playing for Keeps," which bombed at the box office in its first weekend in release.

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James Bond is in a box-office photo finish with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny over what looks to be the last slow weekend of the holidays. According to studio estimates Sunday, Sony's Bond tale "Skyfall" took in $11 million to move back to No. 1 in its fifth weekend.
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    • This undated file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” According to studio estimates Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, “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 elves are North’s loyal helpers in DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians,” which came in just behind “Skyfall” at the box office.
    • Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler, along with Noah Lomax, center, star in the romantic comedy sports comedy “Playing for Keeps,” which bombed at the box office in its first weekend in release.
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