BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Looks Likely To Drop 60% As The Final TWILIGHT Dominates

BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Looks Likely To Drop 60% As The Final TWILIGHT Dominates

In hindsight, it may not have been the best idea for Sony Pictures to release Skyfall just a week before the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Why? Well, it is now thought that the Sam Mendes helmed film has suffered a drop of 60% this weekend. Read on for details!

It's finally over. Well, until they reboot it or find a way to make another instalment that is! This weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 has sunk its fangs into the North American box office with $72.1 million on Friday (including Thursday 10pm/Friday midnight screenings) and an estimated global cume of $275 million by close of business on Sunday. Back in the US, it's thought that it will take around $135 million, but that is fact LESS than the previous instalment! Of course, it's Skyfall that really suffered this weekend, dropping 60% for $12.3 million on Friday and a predicted $40+ million total for the weekend. That's not too bad, especially as this will take its current total to $160 million since it opened last Friday. Sony Pictures continue to predict that the critically acclaimed Bond movie will make upwards of $800 million worldwide by the end of its run.

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. 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. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.


Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as ?????
Judi Dench as M
Ralph Fiennes as ?????
Albert Finney as ?????
Naomie Harris as Eve
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Ben Whishaw as Q


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jimpinto24 - 11/17/2012, 9:57 AM
*SIGH* Skyfall did great at the box office! I knew when Twilight arrived in theaters that it would overshawdow Skyfall. Skyfall>Twilight
TheLight - 11/17/2012, 10:00 AM
Crappy vampire franchise still has to take it out onto reAL decent movies.
TheBatman1 - 11/17/2012, 10:01 AM
F*ck you Twilight. That is all
Mego - 11/17/2012, 10:02 AM
It doesnt help their numbers when a damn good copy of the film has been released online either. The copy is very close to DVD quality.

But yes that was damn stupid to release it just a week before that film.
Funsize - 11/17/2012, 10:07 AM
its ending thats all that matters while the Bond movies get sequels
Mego - 11/17/2012, 10:09 AM
I can't believe Lincoln opened so poorly. WTF?
Brady1138 - 11/17/2012, 10:11 AM
I hate people.
santoanderson - 11/17/2012, 10:13 AM
I'm one of those dudes who refuses to go to the theater this weekend purely because I don't want to be around, or be mistaken for one of those kooky Twilight fans.
parkerray - 11/17/2012, 10:14 AM
Another loss for Lincoln vs the vampires. And Bond. Bastard vampires.
thalidomide - 11/17/2012, 10:17 AM
A lot of man card has been revoked because of Twilight. Good thing my wife doesn't like those type of movies.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 11/17/2012, 10:20 AM
Lol, nerds making fun of nerds. As kevin smith says - a guy in a chewie costume points at star trek, twllight cosplayers and says "look at those [frick]ing nerds". LMFAO!!!
CaptainAmerica - 11/17/2012, 10:26 AM
Minato - 11/17/2012, 10:27 AM
@ parkerray
"Another loss for Lincoln vs the vampires. And Bond. Bastard vampires."

Mego - 11/17/2012, 10:37 AM
After this Twilight will not be done.
No way any studio will stop making them until they stop making money.
They may have no books left but they will still do something with it. Then when thats done we'll see a reboot.
myparentsaredead - 11/17/2012, 10:43 AM
I work at my local movie theater, so I have to service these weirdos all weekend. My God, I almost feel bad for how emotionally unstable some of them.
FanOfTheKnight - 11/17/2012, 10:43 AM
@ santoanderson: Insecure much?

This was inevitable. You could see it coming from a mile away. We all may not be fond of the Twilight movies but who can deny that they are powerful at the box office? All that matters is that Skyfall is a better film. Right?
Maximus101 - 11/17/2012, 10:52 AM
Skyfall has done very well, it's basically at 600 million worldwide so I would not feel bad really but twilight is garbage and I'm shocked how many people actually like it. Half the actors and actresses in it are terrible.
Preston - 11/17/2012, 11:11 AM

Here is my take on the 50 years of Bond History:

Sean Connery Era:

Best Bond Villain: Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe)
Best Bond Girl: Honey Rider (Ursula Andrews)
Best Bond Theme Song: “Goldfinger” - Shirley Bassey
or, “You Only Live Twice” - Nancy Sinatra

George Lazenby Era:

Best Bond Villain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas)
Best Bond Girl: Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg)
Best Bond Theme Song: “We have all the Time in the World” - Louis Armstrong

Roger Moore Era:

Best Bond Villain: Jaws (Richard Kiel)
Best Bond Girl: Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach)
Best Bond Theme Song: “Live and Let Die” - Paul McCartney & Wings
or, “Nobody does it Better” - Carly Simon
or, “A View to a Kill” - Duran Duran

Timothy Dalton Era:

Best Bond Villain: Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi)
Best Bond Girl: Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell)
Best Bond Theme Song: “The Living Daylights” by A-ha

Pierce Brosnan Era:

Best Bond Villain: Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce)
Best Bond Girl: Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen)
Best Bond Theme Song: “Die Another Day” - Madonna

Daniel Craig Era [so far]:

Best Bond Villain: Silva
Best Bond Girl: Vesper Lynd (Eva Green)
Best Bond Theme Song: “Skyfall” - Adele
or, “Another Way to Die” - Jack White & Alicia Keys

By the way, my favorite Bond film of all time is “Goldfinger”.

@ Cipher

However, I would settle for this:


Tainted87 - 11/17/2012, 11:38 AM
It was inevitable, but I don't see it as a problem - Twilight is finally over and Skyfall has set the record for the highest grossing Bond movie ever made, guaranteeing that James Bond WILL return.
shadyginzo - 11/17/2012, 11:45 AM
@Preston - your post was going so well, until you said Another way to Die was better than Chris Cornell's You Know my Name. tut tut.
mattboesch8907 - 11/17/2012, 11:51 AM
Twilight can go [frick] it's self with a very large spoon.
staypuffed - 11/17/2012, 12:10 PM
Twilight just takes itself so damn seriously.
The Harry Potter films built up a huge fanbase because the books and films are actually good - it had strong protagonists, a great and menacing threat and a tragic ending (plus, it has magic and wizards done WELL). Twilight, on the other hand, wants to be serious and dramatic and just comes out as lame and stiff. Most people blame the performances, and while I can't stand the three main actors and actress, the scripts are as wooden as a house (and considering that the Twilight books are no masterpiece).
If it wasn't for teenage girls, Twilight would have flopped and the vampire craze may never have happened. But this isn't the end for the franchise. The cow is going to get milked long after it's dry. So God help me the day that Twilight FINALLY ends.
DioFoRio - 11/17/2012, 12:29 PM
^^^HUH? chèvre?
Supes17 - 11/17/2012, 12:39 PM
Check this out:P
bazinga85 - 11/17/2012, 12:49 PM
LMAO! Nice find:)
FireKnightRises - 11/17/2012, 12:56 PM
How the hell DREDD can flop but they can keep making shits like twilight and RE movies
evilness - 11/17/2012, 1:38 PM
this can't possibly come as a surprise to anyone I called it at the beginning of the year when I saw the release dates. Twilight will hurt Skyfall.
evilness - 11/17/2012, 1:39 PM
^the obsessed retarded fangirls, combined with the fact that this is the final film.

what were they THINKING releasing skyfall right before.
SauronsBANE - 11/17/2012, 3:11 PM
1. You're not really specific about the editing/pacing issues, so I can't argue that except by saying I didn't notice either of those issues
2. I'd argue that if Mendes hadn't gone on record to say what he was influenced by, you wouldn't have noticed it. A lot of people go in to movies expecting one thing, and of course that's how they'll see it. Now, I'm not saying the similarities between Silva and The Joker or the "hero falls, then has to rise and prove himself again" storyline isn't there, but in no way was Mendes taking notes on how to make this The Dark Knight Meets Bond. The editing, the cinematography, the soundtrack, were all completely different and wouldn't (or SHOULDN'T) take anyone out of the movie unless they were looking for it.
3. Guess I'll wait to argue this point too
4. You're pretty much right on this one. I caught myself thinking that Dench might as well have shot herself and Silva, as it was basically the same result. But Bond failing like this doesn't completely devalue the rest of the movie. If anything, it continues this series theme of showing Bond as human and can't do EVERYTHING, he's not a machine. If anything, Dench dying from her bullet wound was inevitable. It only remained to be seen if Silva would be killed off too, and Bond succeeded in that. He put Silva in a position where his only options were to be killed unexpectedly by Bond, or make Dench kill them both. In this, Bond succeeded. I'll admit, it doesn't explain why he isn't severely reprimanded for letting the Boss die on his watch.
5. I'm not sure how introducing Moneypenny "officially" makes Skyfall a prequel. I don't agree that it's a prequel at all, but with your logic, shouldn't the existence of M or even Bond himself in Casino Royale make that a prequel then? Also, I don't see Vesper and Bond's relationship cheapened at all. She wasn't there to be a Moneypenny stand-in, even with that reference in CR. She was there to finally have Bond actually love a woman, betray that love, and leave Bond as a shell of himself. Which she did. Her impact still resonates even in Skyfall.
6. Ya, i get all the Home Alone references that everyone's making, but it still doesn't make this last act bad at all. Mendes did something special with this last act, he almost completely turns it into another movie, which I personally loved. The suspense was intense, the action phenomenal. This movie never was about someone taking over the world (unlike almost every other Bond movie before Craig) and moving the story to Bond's childhood home makes this all the more personal. IMHO, personal threats > global (for lack of a better word) threats. I hate to use this example, but look at the Dark Knight vs TDKR. It can be argued that yes, Joker is trying to ruin a major city, but it's mostly a personal battle between Batman and Joker. In TDKR, Bane is trying to literally blow up the city. There is something personal there, as he emphasizes making Batman suffer, but it's mostly a global threat, and almost everyone agrees that TDK is better than TDKR.
7. The BIGGEST problem you had can be solved ridiculously easily: it's not a prequel. It has NOTHING to do with the other Bond movies. I can't defend using the same actress from the older movies for the same part in this reboot except that she is an incredible actress, one of the best, and she absolutely owned that part. I wouldn't recommend that other franchises do the same, but Bond movies are a special, unusual instance. Not many other franchises have multiple "reboots" with different actors taking on the lead role almost each time. With the entire Craig series, they went a different direction and made it fresh by showing Bond when he first became 007. This doesn't make it a prequel, it's simply another reboot. As such, all continuity "errors" with ANY other Bond movies are moot. Comparing this to Star Wars is unfair and downright misleading, because they're completely different cases. It seems you're basing your entire argument about this being a prequel on the fact that Dench was cast in both 'eras' as the same character. I don't see this being much different than getting a different actor/actress to play the same character in a sequel to a movie (Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Batman Begins and TDK), although this is the opposite of what happened with Dench. I'm sure if this really was a prequel, then there'd be hundreds if not thousands of continuity errors resulting from EACH and EVERY single bond movie. If you're arguing that this is only a prequel to the Brosnan Bond, then the same applies. There's just no way the filmmakers were as foolish as to make this in the same "universe" but blatantly include such errors as that. If you can look past that, then guaranteed you'll enjoy this as the perfect movie to celebrate 50 years of Bond.
bs77 - 11/17/2012, 4:18 PM
I don't think the people that watch James Bond are the same group of nitwits that watch garbage like Twilight. The sad part, is that 007 fans would rather avoid the half-baked Twilight teenie bopper masses at theaters than help Skyfall take the franchise to new heights. But who can blame them.

How do supernatural movies with unnatural wooden actors rake in more money than well crafted movies with award winning casts???? Thank god Twilight actors will pretty much disappear after this last movie...

On the bright-side, 50 years from now, I'll be watching Bond 50 on the 100th Anniversary of 007, and absolutely nobody will remember what Twilight was.

It's sad when 50% of today's blockbusters are only really successful in that they persuaded 50 millions teenagers to shell out $10. Teen flicks and superhero movies rule the BO.
marvel72 - 11/17/2012, 4:29 PM
obvious,teenage girls & probably some boys love this shit.these movies should make f*ck all but we all know this will make a ton of money.
Maximus101 - 11/17/2012, 4:33 PM
@marvel72 no doubt in my mind that you were in line for the midnight showing jumping for joy hahahaha
Mego - 11/17/2012, 5:03 PM
If you look at last years numbers you see the same numbers. And last year the Twilight film died 2 weeks after release as it will this year. So Bond and Lincoln may rise up in two weeks but studios were crazy to put them out when they did.
bs77 - 11/17/2012, 5:10 PM

Good choices. I think your spot on, all for minor difference of opinion on a few. I can't argue any of the choices really, it's just preference.

I think I would choose Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore over Honey Rider, but it's a "tight" race. Pussy was smart, aggressive and independant during a time when women were generally held back. And I just like saying name, Pussy Galore, Pussy Galore, Pussy Galore...

Goldfinger by Bassey really was the first song that set the tone and tradition for 007 Theme songs, so it's the ultimate classic, but your other choices are solid.

I really had a thing for Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock in For Your Eyes Only. She seemed exotic and smart. Bach was gorgeous, but she just felt like a supermodel trying to act to me.

Jaws was memorable, but he was a henchman. And he totally hooked up with a nerd on the space station, which killed the whole "I'm an unstoppable, ruthless, killing machine" act.

The thing with the Moore films is they started to get away from the "classic villain", and gave us more realistic bad guys with realistic motives (not taking over the world), and we wanted them to die in the end, rather than face off against Bond later down the road in another movie.

Scaramanga was a great idea not fully realized; suppsoed to be 007's equal or better. Walken's Zorin gets an honorable mention. I really liked Kristatos, even though he is lessen known. For Your Eyes Only was the first Moore film that got a way from total campy and offered two villians, Kristatos and Locque and a lot of misdirection in the story. For Your Eyes Only was one of the most complete Bond films in terms of action and story, and featured the death of Blofeld. It's a shame Moore was so old in his last 3 films. They were some of the best.

Don't forget the brief appearance and death of Jenny Flex from View to a Kill. You might remember her. She later joined Indiana Jones as Elsa, Allison Doody was a beauty...

Duran Duran, nuff said.

Like a lot of people, I was anxious for Brosnan to take the reins. His movies took Bond back to the super-villain roots, and disposable women.

I really like Sean Bean as Janus/006. He's has similar motivations to Silva from Skyfall, and he's cut from the same cloth as Bond. Carver was ruthless, but a wimpy villain, and his henchman Stemper was the one silly thing that stood out in a fairly serious Bond movie that touched on a lot geo-political and social issues.

I am also partial to Garbage. I like the World is Not Enough theme. It was the only thing good about the movie.

The Adele them song really knocked it out of the park and brought back that Goldfinger vibe in a classic way. I do enjoy the off-beat and funky sound of Another Way to Die though, but when it comes to 007, classic always wins.

jasonicus - 11/17/2012, 6:32 PM
So glad Twilight is over. Move on, ladies. Find something made well and not some crap like this.
Preston - 11/17/2012, 6:57 PM

I agree with you, you have great taste. Most of my picks were hard because of all the great choices [especially with the music and the Bond girls], but I tried to pick the most memorable.

Here is my reasoning for the following:

Jaws was so popular that the actual villains (Stromberg & Drax) paled in comparison. Whereas many of the Bond villains are easily forgettable, Jaws is easily the Roger Moore's era most recognizable villain/ henchman. His metal mouth is as recognizable as Goldfinger's quote, “I expect you to die Mr. Bond.”

On to Carver, Carver is cut from the same cloth as Goldfinger (a businessman); he isn't a fallen spy or angry general (those are a dime a dozen in the Bond series). In fact, with 23 movies, they all start to blend into one another. He is original, a billionaire megalomaniac, and Jonathan Pryce had a grand old time being an evil motherf*cker. My favorite Bond villains have always been those villains that enjoy being evil (over the top mastermind evil), that they give you the impression that they are complete psychopaths, and that you can see that the actors are having a grand old time being bad (See: Goldfinger, Carver). Plus, it's always best when they get a considerable amount of screentime.

And, yes “Skyfall” is a better song.
eleven59 - 11/17/2012, 7:59 PM
went and saw skyfall again fri night. Totally forgot twigay was out. Never seen the theater parking lot that packed. Even more surprised was that there was a line for skyfall!! sadly they had already moved it into a smaller room... Meh!
eleven59 - 11/17/2012, 8:08 PM
Craig's bond is a reboot and he is the "Connery" of this new series. Everything before casino royale has never happened in this series. MI6 was around before bond and the refrences to the older series such as the car, were both a nod and to show that MI6 operated before bond was an agent, but those times have changed. In this new series money penny hadn't started yet and M was a woman for a certain time period.

Really only thing unorthodox was casting Dench again in a reboot. That can be confusing to some, but it's still a rebooted series.
marvel72 - 11/18/2012, 8:20 AM
@ Maximus101

no i don't go to midnight showings & if i did i would probably seen you drooling over robert patterson.
SugarYumYum - 11/18/2012, 9:33 AM
Lol, the most entertaining thing about this Twilight films (aside from Lautner's hotness) is how frontloaded they are. Can't wait to see it fall off the face of the planet in just a couple of weeks. Good riddance to absolute trash.
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