Big Screen – this week’s top ten at the cinema…

  1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  2. Long in the tooth… The blockbusting franchise concludes with an epic battle to save Bella’s daughter Renesmee from the fearsome Volturi vampires.

  3. Skyfall
  4. Mission in action… Bond is back in action – and a well-tailored suit – in this Sam Mendes-helmed instalment in the super-spy franchise. This time 007’s loyalty is put to the test as M’s past comes back to haunt her.

  5. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
  6. Festive cheer… This sequel to 2009’s seasonal comedy sees the worlds of David Tennant, Joanna Page and Marc Wooton turned upside down by a Christmas choir competition.

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  7. Silver Linings Playbook
  8. Mutual attraction… Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star in David O Russell’s offbeat romantic comedy as two strangers drawn together as they attempt to get their lives back on track.

  9. Gambit
  10. Art attack… A British art curator (Colin Firth) ropes a rodeo queen (Cameron Diaz) into helping him pull off a scam on his bullish boss in this Coen Brothers farce.

  11. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  12. Creature caper… This third instalment in the animated adventure franchise sees the charismatic zoo animals join a travelling circus as they step up their attempts to get home to the Big Apple.

  13. End of Watch
  14. On patrol… Jake Gyllenhaal’s rule-bending LA cop tussles with a Mexican drug cartel in this fast-paced action thriller.

  15. Argo
  16. Secret service… Ben Affleck directs and stars in this dramatisation of a real-life CIA mission to rescue six Americans trapped in Iran.

  17. The Master
  18. Cult status… Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest drama, which sees a troubled drifter drawn to the charismatic leader of a new religion.

  19. Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  20. Heart of the matter… The late Yash Chopra’s final Indian romance follows a former bomb disposal expert’s quest to be reunited with his true love.

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