UPDATE: Sam Mendes' SKYFALL Takes Aim At One Of The Biggest UK Openings Of All-Time

The latest instalment in the James Bond franchise (Skyfall) has been met with almost universal critical acclaim, and now looks set to also have one of the biggest openings of all-time after opening in the UK this past Friday. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 10/28/2012
According to Deadline, Skyfall looks set to be a massive hit at the UK box office this weekend. This hardly comes as a surprise, but it's thought that the latest Bond movie will smash the records set by the last two Daniel Craig outings. While Sony aren't expected to release the official numbers until later today or early tomorrow, sources close to the studio tell the site that "Skyfall opened as Britain's all-time biggest Friday opening and biggest opening weekend." It's now on course to earn a whopping £20 million for the weekend ($32.2M), surpassing the opening weekend's of both Casino Royale (£13.37M/$21.53M) and Quantum of Solace (£15.38M/$24.77M). The fact that the Sam Mendes helmed film is being shown between 75 and 100 times in round-the-clock screenings helps these figures. When it finally opens in the US on November 9th, it's thought that it may end up grossing upwards of $215M. Be sure to click HERE to read my 5* review of Skyfall.

UPDATE: We now have some specific numbers (in dollar form at least) for Skyfall's international opening courtesy of our friends over at @ERCboxoffice.








Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) 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.


STARRING:

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

RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012 (UK) November 9th, 2012 (US)


Source: Deadline
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NerdyGeek - 10/28/2012, 5:15 AM
Hell yeah!



I'm seeing it on Tuesday!
davideodus - 10/28/2012, 5:22 AM
check this video please .
Kayo - 10/28/2012, 5:23 AM
yeah baby!

marvel72 - 10/28/2012, 5:23 AM
still haven't seen it,not really a bond fan but i do like a few of them i.e the spy who loved me,goldeneye & casino royale.

so i will see it eventually just don't know when.
calin88 - 10/28/2012, 5:32 AM
great film
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/28/2012, 7:27 AM
Going to see it tonight :)

I hope they cast Idris Elba as one of the villains or another 00 Agent in the next two Bond films. He would be great as Quarrel. If anybody remembers that character.

Leiter better comeback too. And also i finally want to see the end of mysterious Mr. White (Jesper Christensen).
FrankGarret - 10/28/2012, 7:29 AM
Saw it.

One of the best Bonds.

Best movie of 2012.
supermarioworldE - 10/28/2012, 8:20 AM
And I thought Christmas only came once a year!

Great news.
jimpinto24 - 10/28/2012, 9:39 AM
Can't wait to see Skyfall in two weeks!
nuclearpriest - 10/28/2012, 10:38 AM
Here, in America, the last Twilight movie opens one week after Skyfall so I don't expect 007 to break any box office records here in the US. The Twilight films may be Godawful but they're a license to print money. Goodbye, Mr. Bond!
toco89 - 10/28/2012, 11:10 AM
When has quality ever reigned in the united states?
Tainted87 - 10/28/2012, 11:18 AM
Nearly two more weeks for me. Ah well, could be worse. I could be in South America.
Maximus101 - 10/28/2012, 2:02 PM
I wish I could see it but we have to wait till November 9th which is stupid, RELEASE IT EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME. It's not that hard to do, I can deal with a week gap but to weeks?
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/28/2012, 2:39 PM
Just came from the theater and what can i say...
That was one hell of a movie!!:) Bardem creeped the shit out of me! And Ralph was badass!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/28/2012, 9:21 PM
@AlexDeLarge87

I live in South Park territory, so it will be 'til the 9th for me. Good to hear! The early reviews have been positive and I really need this film! It looks beautiful in the ads, the ambient gold lighting in the bar(what it appears to be in the trailer)has a Bladerunner "Taffy Lewis" look to it & is beautiful! The stateside commercial spots are taking no prisoners with their beats; not cheesy, but effective. Can't wait!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/28/2012, 9:23 PM
@nuclearpriest

It's enough to make you punch a mattress, eh? :P Download the rifftrax pre-syncs of the Twilight films; trust me! Vindication and elation!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/29/2012, 12:37 AM
@Alex

Sorry, I love Bond! That's good to hear that he didn't come off over the top and was as obscure and effective as I get from what I've seen thus far!
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/29/2012, 1:00 AM
Good to hear Frank Garret! Like the expression of your avatar!
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/29/2012, 1:20 AM
dwayne@ The film is visually very awesome and big reason for that is colorful sets and camera mans camera work. I mean WOW! Bardem maybe overact just a little bit but that was really part of his character. Always making an entrance. :)
Plot was really dramatic too and took lots of turns. Not the usual Bond story.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/29/2012, 1:26 AM
Oh and references here and there for old movies were fun. :)
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/29/2012, 1:45 AM
Cool! Great avatar Alex! :P I'm a Kubrick freak!

"That's why you love the recent Bat-trilogy!?"

I just love solid filmmaking. Sorry man, someone on this site ethically crossed the line and I'm really, responsibly stated, blowing off steam.
GIFfreyGinsberg - 10/29/2012, 1:45 AM
"Why don't you just leave then?"

They don't deserve the power.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/29/2012, 2:13 AM
LOL ;)

But yeah big Kubrick fan. Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining and Dr. Strangelove four of my favorite films. Kubrick´s style is so unique and weird that i cant stop loving his films.
And in the matter of fact he didnt make nothing but good films. Cant remember seeing one bad film from him.
Hitboyj - 10/29/2012, 2:38 AM
Really J HitboyJ
Darkapollo - 10/29/2012, 4:31 AM
@ATastyBurger

You still have to wait in a line to see movies? Damn, how archaic.
AmazingFantasy - 10/29/2012, 4:44 AM
I am not surprised.

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