‘Skyfall’ opens strong overseas
October 29th, 2012
09:48 AM ET

‘Skyfall’ opens strong overseas

“Skyfall” doesn’t open in the States until the weekend after next, but moviegoers overseas have already kicked-off the Daniel Craig-starrer’s box office success.

The 23rd James Bond film in the series grossed $77.7 million from 25 markets over the weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The flick earned $32.4 million in the United Kingdom setting a new Saturday attendance record. (“Skyfall” marks the United Kingdom’s second biggest opening weekend, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”)

The film also earned $9.1 million in France and $8.6 million in Russia.

“This picture has such an incredible DNA and to be so loved by critics and audiences alike will push it be one of the biggest, if not biggest, Bond pics,” Sony worldwide president of distribution Rory Bruer said via The Hollywood Reporter.

“Quantum of Solace” earned $575 million at the worldwide box office in 2008, while 2006’s “Casino Royale” earned $594 million.

“Skyfall,” Craig’s third turn as Bond, opens domestically on November 9.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Post_A_Comment

    something fresh and new would be better for 007

    October 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. the_dude

    They should start remaking the old 007 movies instead of trying to create new ones.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anna


    October 30, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I can't wait either. This looks like a very very exciting movie......FOR ME TO POOP ON!!! Matter of factly i might just get the runs for it!

    October 30, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Lee.

    I think that the whole Bond franchise is awesome. I have always been a big fan of Bond. Daniel Creig was a good choic efor being Bond. The first time i ever heard of him was on Tomb Radier.... Dang, Angilena Jolei was goodlookin. However you spell her name. I cant wait!!!!!!

    October 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Helmut Von schtinkenstein

    I would give anything of she would simply go out to a nice dinner, eat a large meal, then come over to my place and leave a nice steamer on my face.

    October 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr. Bond

    If you like Bonds movie you should like most of it, because you gotta get use seeing it (007 movie). So the nexy dude should be cool to

    October 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RIP Clyde Frog

    The Rock would make a great next Bond and shake up things!

    October 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mammy

    Go see it while Bond is still white. He'll be a colored man before too long.

    October 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jim davis

    Cant wait till the 9th to see SKYFALL

    October 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. patrick carpenter

    Most intense 007 yet !

    October 29, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sharon Mahart

    I can't wait to see this one!

    October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. Debbie

    This is the first 007 movie I have ever been inspired to watch. I really want to see this. I didn't like the idea of Daniel Craig as James Bond, but since watching him in other roles (my fave – him as Michael in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") I respect and love him so much as an actor. He is brilliant and based on the preview of Skyfall, this one looks like a really good Bond movie.

    October 29, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ted

    I hope he doesn't cry all through the movie. He said Adelle's song made him cry. Poor Lil cry baby. Maybe someone will give him a bobble and passie.

    October 29, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. GETOFF

    looks like a great movie

    October 29, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |

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