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In the movie, Pitt plays a hitman brought in by mafia bosses to eliminate a group of thieves who raid a high-stakes poker game. The film is set in an unspecified U.S. city marked by abandoned houses, closed shops and petty criminals and mobsters trying to get by.
The Weinstein Company distributed the movie, which was produced for less than $20 million by Annapurna Pictures, Inferno Entertainment, and Pitt's production company, Plan B Entertainment.
In the No. 4 slot, family movie Rise of the Guardians captured $13.5 million. The Dreamworks Animation (DWA.O) film has taken in $48.9 million since its Thanksgiving weekend debut, one of the slowest starts for a movie from the studio behind Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.
Guardians features the voices of Chris Pine and Alec Baldwin as the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and other childhood favorites who save the world.
Rounding out the top five, survival story Life of Pi earned $12 million and fifth place. The critically praised film from director Ang Lee is based on a book about a boy stranded on a boat with an adult Bengal tiger. Its two-week domestic total reached $48.4 million.
The other nationwide release, horror thriller The Collection, took in $3.4 million and finished in tenth place. The movie, a sequel to 2009 movie The Collector, tells the story of a serial killer who kidnaps women.
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