Lincoln” – the movie - is now in its eighth week as a top 10 movie across the nation’s movie theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. In the past weekend, the movie made an additional $5.3 million which brings its total to $144 million since being released two months ago. The approximately 2-and-a-half-hour epic about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and released by DreamWorks.
The other political movie that is currently on the charts is “Zero Dark Thirty” – the movie about Osama bin Laden – which is still in limited viewings at just 60 theaters throughout the nation – is at number 16 on the chart. In spite of the extremely limited showings, it has grossed $4.5 million to date.
Otherwise, in the nation’s top ten movie list, “Texas Chainsaw 3D” – a new release in the past week – became the new top movie by grossing $23 million this past weekend. Number two is still “Django Unchained”. Number three – which was the top money-maker in its first two weeks – is “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” which has earned $263.8 million during its three-week run. Number four is “Les Miserables (2012)”, number five is “Parental Guidance”, number 6 is “Jack Reacher”, number 7 is “This Is 40”, “Lincoln” at number 8; number 9 is “The Guilt Trip”, and number ten is “Promised Land (2012)”.
“Lincoln”, the movie with the most longevity on the national chart's top ten by now charting 9 weeks, is the hugely successful and highly-praised film which is based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin autobiography “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” which covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life. The movie’s release date was chosen to coincide with the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary.
The movie has a stellar cast including two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln and two-time Academy Award winner Sally Fields as Mary Todd Lincoln. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays President Lincoln’s oldest son Robert. Additionally, Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens, the Republican Congressional leader of the day.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Fields, and Tommy Lee Jones have all been nominated for Golden Globe awards for their performances in this motion picture. Likewise, “Lincoln” has been nominated for best drama.
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