BOX OFFICE: Huge $156M Second Weekend For SKYFALL Internationally

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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jimpinto24 - 11/4/2012, 10:26 AM
5 more days until Skyfal! I'm pumped!
number10 - 11/4/2012, 10:33 AM
its awesome!
ManOfKrypton - 11/4/2012, 10:50 AM
Great film!! I'm going to go see it again.
charlie2094 - 11/4/2012, 10:52 AM
Not surprised! Been cinema twice since this released, and both times it was full! Car park full, every screening full, never before seen people unable to buy tickets! Even for later screenings! Glad it's doing so well though, heard nothing but unanimous praise from everyone I know who's seen it, I myself still haven't yet.
tonytony - 11/4/2012, 10:53 AM
bond channels his inner dark knight and javier bardem channels his inner Joker. i can def see the Nolan inspired aspects of the film, Awesome movie. I luv the scene where he is fighting on top of the building with the blue lights in the shadows with the assassin with the special bullets. great movie
hush - 11/4/2012, 11:12 AM
It's just such a good film, I can not stress this enough.

There are still many Bond elements, but it feels more character driven.

I've never been a Bond fan but I really enjoyed Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace was a bit hit and miss for me, but this film is just brilliant.
soberchimera - 11/4/2012, 11:13 AM
datNAMEtho - 11/4/2012, 11:42 AM
Was an absolute amazing film!!! Worth every penny of the money.
HavocPrime - 11/4/2012, 12:31 PM
Best Bond film I have seen in a very long time.
Coolkid - 11/4/2012, 1:25 PM
In India,it's broken the opening record of every other movie except TASM... Everybody's goin crazy abt this movie here...:)
Ceejay - 11/4/2012, 1:38 PM
Best string of back to back bond films ever, been twice and going a third time for sure. Extremely revealing and personal outing for Bond, thank Christ they continued to leave out the silly gadgets but still delivered a homage to those loopy films of the past.

Shame Daniel won't quit on three movies, he's looking very seasoned and leathery now. Philip Winchester who plays Michael Stonebridge in 'Strike Back' Would be a perfect replacement.

WARNING - Violent as Frak!

Bodwulf - 11/4/2012, 1:45 PM
Bonds, James Bonds, The men of action.
Hurry and get to the states Jimmy!
rebellion - 11/4/2012, 2:30 PM
the best one yet
gillri - 11/4/2012, 4:14 PM
$287 million!? in 10 days?

shit this is gonna make at least 800 million, and more like 900

Bond is back bitches, long live england old boy!!
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 11/4/2012, 4:42 PM
shit movie
Mego - 11/4/2012, 6:12 PM
Since they pretty much Dissed the US by releasing it after the rest of the World, I went ahead and watched it online.
It's somewhat better than Quantum but not as good as Casino. Anyone who says otherwise is merely caught up in the NEW THING effect.
Craig is ok but he doesnt expand upon his previous performances. The end was just another ending really. And the bits just before the credits had no impact.
Casino **** Quantum ** Skyfall *** out of four.
Zoidberg - 11/5/2012, 5:09 AM
"Anyone who says otherwise is merely caught up in the NEW THING effect."

Ugh, I can't stand this kind of statements. Why can't someone (like me) genuinely prefer Skyfall? Because you say so? Are you so self-centered that you can't imagine people having different tastes than you?

PS: The Hobbit opens on my country 2 weeks after NZ, but I'm not going to be stupid enough to feel butt-hurt about it and experience it first at home with a crappy version on a computer instead of the movie theatre.

BruceWayneNewton - 11/5/2012, 5:59 AM
Cannot wait to see this movie! Love bond!
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 11/5/2012, 7:45 AM
Cannot wait for Skyfall to open in the US, I have always loved the Bond movies. Craig is the best since Connery.

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