After 50 years on screen, James Bond
can still pull them in. Skyfall
grossed nearly $88 million
this weeknd in its U.S. opening. It's far and away the biggest opening ever for a Bond film.
Add to that this weekend's box office overseas numbers, and Skyfall has grossed, to date, almost $519 million worldwide, and there's no let up in sight. The sky is not falling. There's no limit.
Meanwhile, Flight held strong, reaching a total, so far, of almost $48 million, and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which opened this weekend in a limited release on only 11 screens, made $900,000, for an $81,000 per screen average. The third best opening this year for any film under 15 screens. The film will expand to more screens in the following weeks.
RZA'a The Man with the Iron Fist dropped big, though Wreck-it-Ralph and Argo held on strong.
1) Skyfall Sony $87,800,000
2) Wreck-It Ralph BV $33,056,000 Total: $93,690,000
3) Flight Par. $15,100,000 Total: $47, 7770,000
4) Argo WB $6,745,000 Total: $85,711,000
5) Taken 2 Fox $4,000,000 otal: $131,287,000
6) Here Comes the Boom Sony $2,550,000 otal: $39,061,000
7) Cloud Atlas WB $2,525,000 Total: $22,712,000
8) Pitch Perfect Uni. $2,504,000 Total: $59,030,000
9) The Man with the Iron Fists Uni. $2,490,000 Total: $12,718,000
10) Hotel Transylvania Sony $2,350,000 Total: $140,904,000
11) Paranormal Activity 4 Par. $2,020,000 Total: $52,641,000
12) Sinister Sum. $1,450,000 Total: $45,054,000