Skyfall led the way on Monday with $0.888 million. The marketplace as a whole was very slow on Monday as moviegoers are clearly waiting for the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Friday and the rest of December's line-up in the following two weeks. Skyfall was down 66 percent from Sunday and down a slim 21 percent from last Monday. Skyfall has grossed $262.29 million to date, placing it $7.11 million behind The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 in the race for domestic bragging rights between the two blockbusters.
Lincoln placed in second for the day with $0.785 million. The Steven Spielberg directed drama fell 66 percent from Sunday and 25 percent from last Monday. With a current domestic total gross of $97.92 million, Lincoln is now only $2.08 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic milestone.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 took third place with $0.712 million. The fifth and final installment of the blockbuster franchise fell 70 percent from Sunday and 41 percent from last Monday. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has grossed $269.40 million in 25 days, placing it 0.5 percent ahead of the $268.02 million 25-day take of 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Life of Pi claimed fourth with $0.688 million, while Rise of the Guardians rounded out Monday's top five with $0.482 million. Total domestic grosses for the two films remain extremely close as respective 20-day takes stand at $62.26 million for Rise of the Guardians and at $61.64 million for Life of Pi.
Playing for Keeps continued its lackluster start with $0.417 million to place in sixth on Monday. The romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler has managed just $6.17 million in four days, which is in line with the weak pre-release expectations for the film.