UPDATE: SKYFALL Earns $4.6M During IMAX Midnight Showings; Predicted Weekend Of $75M
It's still early days, but Sony are predicting an opening of $75 million for Sam Mendes' critically acclaimed Skyfall. However, rival studios believe that it may even surpass that figure due to the strong international numbers, critical acclaim and positive word of mouth. Read on for details!
According to Deadline, Sony believes that Skyfall is set to open in North America with an incredible $75 million during its first weekend. However, some analysts think that the studio are being more than a little pessimistic and that it's far more likely to end up at around the $85+ million mark. It's simply too early to tell at this point. The Sam Mendes helmed film has already earned $4.6 million from advance IMAX showings and one rival studio exec went so far as to say the following. "The matinee numbers are huge, and if we use Quantum Of Solace patterns, the numbers are going to be very different from what Sony is saying. Enough to confuse everyone. Because right now the hourlies are very, very strong!" While work has already begin on a 24th AND 25th instalment from screenwriter John Logan, this is great news for the franchise. The film recently became the UK's highest grossing release of 2012 and has already earned over $321 million overseas.
UPDATE: The latest figures are in and it appears as if those predictions of an $80 million+ weekend were spot on. The 23rd James Bond movie made $33 million on Friday and with a coveted 'A' CinemaScore from audiences, it looks set to be the highest grossing movie in the franchise EVER. It's thought that Skyfall has so far earned $346.8M internationally, with some analysts saying that they expect the critically acclaimed film to hit $500 million by close of business tomorrow.
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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