BOX OFFICE: Huge $156M Second Weekend For SKYFALL Internationally
According to official estimates, the Sam Mendes-directed 23rd James Bond film Skyfall, had a truly incredible second weekend overseas, where it made $156 million. More after the jump...
It is safe to say that Skyfall is now a monster box office hit overseas. The Sam Mendes-directed film opened with $80.6 million in its first weekend internationally, from 25 markets. After expanding this weekend, the film made an estimated $156 million, for a a new overseas total of $287 million in ten days.
In UK, Skyfall had a great second weekend, where it added $25.7 million to its total gross ($85.8 million). It was down only 21%, and in a day or two, it will become the highest-grossing film of the year there.
Starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw, Skyfall is set to hit theatres on November 9th in US, and on October 26th in the UK and Ireland.
The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
In SKYFALL, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
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