Butler's Playing Flops as Bond Reclaims No. 1
Gerard Butler isn't having much luck with rom-coms these days
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2012 12:55 PM CST
Gerard Butler in a scene from "Playing for Keeps."   (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Dale Robinette)

(Newser) – Gerard Butler's Playing for Keeps might be "soulless" and "sexist," but at least it was a total failure at the box office on its opening weekend, marking the fourth flop in just a pair of years for the actor. Butler's rom-com was the only movie debuting this weekend, but its $6 million take was out-shot by five other films, including Skyfall ($11 million), which unseated Breaking Dawn: Part 2 ($9.2 million) to re-take the No. 1 spot, reports the LA Times. Brad Pitt's Killing Them Softly, last week's big loser, continued to languish, capturing the No. 10 spot and $2.8 million in its second week.

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Dec 10, 2012 12:07 AM CST
6 mill is nothing to sneeze at. you go do it
Dec 9, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Butler is not really a draw, is he?
Dec 9, 2012 2:49 PM CST
Please bring back Pierce Brosnan as Bond; Danny Craig makes a better villain.