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Lincoln Leads Oscar Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Oscar nominations after being named in 12 categories.

Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane unveiled the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards earlier today, and the Steven Spielberg-directed biopic - which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as pioneering President Abraham Lincoln - leads the way, followed closely by Life of Pi, which is up for 11 honors.

Both movies are up for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar, but will face competition from Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Livings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty to take home the statuette.

Lincoln stars Daniel, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones are all up for awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, while Spielberg is in the running for Best Director.

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Box Office Breakdown: Skyfall Reclaims Top Spot

Skyfall

After having been kicked down to the number two spot behind The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 for three weeks, the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, is back on top this week with $11 million.

The animated holiday film Rise of the Guardians jumped up one spot to number two, bringing in $10.5 million while the popular teen vampire/werewolf franchise dropped down two spots to number three with $9.2 million. Lincoln and Life of Pi stayed put at numbers four and five with $9.1 million and $8.3 million respectively.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ Still at Number One

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Twilight fans have yet to be stopped, as they have successfully won The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 its third consecutive week at the top of the box office with $17.4 million.

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, came in a close second with $17 million. Lincoln and Rise of the Guardians also stayed put in their spots at number three and four with $13,509,000 and $13,500,000 respectively. Life of Pi rounds out the top five with $12 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Lincoln’ Still Fall Behind ‘Twilight’

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2'

Vampire lovers are no match for James Bond and Abraham Lincoln.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 took number one at the box office for a second consecutive week since its debut, raking in $43 million this Thanksgiving weekend. Skyfall and Lincoln stayed put at number two and three with $36 million and $25 million, respectively. Fourth place went to newcomer The Rise of the Guardians, which pulled in $24 million while Ang Lee's latest film, Life of Pi, came in at number five with $22 million for its debut.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Twilight Saga’ Ends at the Top

'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2'

The end of the Twilight franchise saga has arrived, and its fans made sure it went out with a considerable box office take.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 took the number one spot with $141.3 million this weekend, pushing last week's top earner, Skyfall, back to number two with $41.5 million. Lincoln was added to around 1,700 theaters, boosting its sales to $21 million and thus securing the number three spot. Disney's Wreck-It Ralph fell two spots to number four with $18.3 million while Flight also dropped two spots to number five with $8.6 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Skyfall’ Knocks ‘Ralph’ from Top Spot

Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

To no one's surprise, Skyfall swept the box office this weekend, nabbing the number one spot at the box office. What is a pleasant surprise - for the film's producers, anyway - was that the 23rd James Bond film's take of $87.8 million secured a new opening weekend record for the 50-year-old franchise.

Disney's latest film, Wreck-It Ralph, was bumped down from its number one title to number two with $33 million while Flight also dropped a spot to number three with $15.1 million. Argo remains within the top five with $6.7 million in its fifth week while Taken 2 stayed put at number five with $4 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Ralph Wrecks the Competition

Wreck-It Ralph

Disney's week just keeps getting better.

Wreck-It Ralph made quite an impact on the box office this weekend, taking in $49.1 million. Flight, starring Denzel Washington, debuted at second place with $25 million while Argo experienced a short-lived time at the top, having dropped down two spots to number three with $10.2 million. Fourth place went to newcomer The Man with the Iron Fists, which took in $8.2 million while Taken 2 dropped one spot to number five with $6 million.

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Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul Draw Acting Inspiration from YouTube

Denzel Washington in 'Flight'Who needs method acting when you have YouTube?

Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul both recently admitted to learning how to play alcoholics for their latest films - Flight and Smashed, respectively - from watching drunks on YouTube.

"You can YouTube 'drunks.' There are thousands. They are amazing," Washington, 57, said. His favorite video is of "this one guy that's trying to open a door and it takes about a half hour."

Paul also heralded the video site for its collection of inebriated individuals' humorous actions caught on tape: "I watched so many funny videos. There are so many. Just type in 'drunk people' or 'people drunk,' and you'll find some gems. There are amazing videos on YouTube that only have like 400 views. I'm just shocked that the entire planet hasn't seen them yet."

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