The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 grossed $1.214 million to lead the daily box office on Monday. With daily grosses currently being low in general, it was a close three-way race for first on Monday between Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Skyfall and Lincoln. For the day Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and Lincoln were separated by $162,838, while Skyfall trailed Breaking Dawn - Part 2 by just $86,740. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 52 percent from last Monday. The film's 18-day total stands at $255.81 million, placing it 3 percent ahead of the $248.07 million 18-day take of last year's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
Skyfall placed in second with $1.128 million. The blockbuster 23rd installment of the James Bond franchise fell 72 percent from Sunday and 41 percent from last Monday. Skyfall has grossed $246.71 million to date, leaving it just $3.29 million away from reaching the $250 million domestic mark. The film currently trails Breaking Dawn - Part 2 by $9.10 million for domestic bragging rights between the two films.
Lincoln grossed $1.052 million to take third. The Steven Spielberg directed drama was down 70 percent from Sunday and down 40 percent from last Monday. Lincoln has grossed a stronger than expected $84.62 million to date, leaving the film $15.38 million away from the $100 million domestic milestone.
Life of Pi moved back ahead of Rise of the Guardians in the daily rankings on Monday. Life of Pi took in $0.888 million to claim fourth while Rise of the Guardians rounded out the day's top five with $0.565 million. Through 13 days of release the two films are as close as you can be in box office terms, as Rise of the Guardians has grossed $49.402 million to date and Life of Pi has grossed $49.401 million.
Killing Them Softly placed in sixth with $0.554 million. The crime drama starring Brad Pitt was down 65 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's best daily hold among wide releases. That was a bit surprising given the film's F rating on CinemaScore, though whether or not the film can hold up well throughout the rest of the midweek remains to be seen. Killing Them Softly has grossed a lackluster $7.37 million in four days.