BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Breaks Records With The Biggest Bond Opening Of All-Time In The US
Sony Pictures' decision to hold off on releasing Skyfall clearly paid off as the highly positive word of mouth led to a surge in anticipation, scoring the Sam Mendes helmed film a whopping $87.8 million in North America this weekend. We also have an update for you on Disney's Wreck-it Ralph.
Skyfall has far exceeded expectations at the North American box office this weekend as it quickly became the biggest Bond opening of all-time. 30% ahead of Quantum of Solace and 115% ahead of Casino Royale, the latest instalment in the beloved franchise grossed $87.8 million for the weekend securing the #1 spot. This is actually the best November debut ever outside of the Harry Potter and Twilight films. If you include what the film made from early showings on Thursday, it has actually grossed upwards of $90 million, with IMAX showings accounting for $13.1 million of that total. To break it down for you, the Sam Mendes' entry into the franchise made $31.7 million on Friday, $33.9 million on Saturday, and $22.2 million today. Meanwhile, last week's #1 Wreck-it Ralph held up well in second place with $33.1 million. It has now grossed a total of $92M in just 10 days.
UPDATE: A minor update for you here, although as you can see, there's certainly nothing "minor" about how well Skyfall has so far performed internationally.
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
RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012 (UK) November 9th, 2012 (US)
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