Weekend box office report: Brad Pitt's new movie bombs and sparkly vampires continue to rule

Weekend box office report: Brad Pitt's new movie bombs and sparkly vampires continue to rule

'Killing Them Softly' has a poor debut showing while 'Twilight' just keeps going.

The news is anything but good for Brad Pitt right now, because his big new movie, the indie action-thriller Killing Them Softly, pretty much bombed at the weekend box office. The film opened on Friday, and managed to scrape up a rather pathetic $7 million during its opening days. Yikes.

On the other hand, Twilight fans continued to flock to theaters to see the final installment in the sparkly vampire series, Breaking Dawn Part 2. Once again, it took the top box office spot -- a position it's held since it debuted last month.

No one should be surprised by the Twilight juggernaut, but I am a little shocked that Killing Them Softly fared so poorly. The film boasts a stellar cast, including Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Sam Shepard. It's directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and distributed by The Weinstein Co. Reviews were pretty solid, so what's going on?

Audiences, it seems, really hate the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Killing Them Softly got a "rare F CinemaScore." That's really, really bad and kind of hard to do unless your movie simply sucks. I suspect Killing Them Softly will be out on DVD before we know it, so I guess we can save our money. Did anyone go see the film this past weekend and, if so, is it really that bad?

Now, for the rest of the top five: Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 was number one, followed by Skyfall, Lincoln, Rise of the Guardians and Life of Pi. I haven't seen the latter two, but I do hear both are solid films. I'm still impatiently waiting for Silver Linings Playbook to open here. Talk about a slowwwwwwwwww rollout for a film!