Skyfall scores big, breaks international records

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While the Monday Box Office Report usually looks at movies hitting the super-influential North American market, sometimes, a few big name flicks don’t land there first.

That’s the case with James Bond 23, or Skyfall, as the film has made a splash in international markets. A really, really impressive bomb drop of box office receipts and profit so far, that is.

So far, Skyfall has made over $77.7 million at the UK and other foreign markets, with $32.4 million coming from his home ground alone. That’s the second largest opening in UK history, just before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.

Skyfall also broke Saturday attendance records in the UK, which is no small feat considering that the film has no 3D gimmick, and thus lower ticket prices, helped in turn by the IMAX opening which contributed $3.5 million to the Bond war effort.

It’s a massive step up so far for the Bond films starring Daniel Craig in the lead role, as his debut flick, Casino Royale, made $40 million dent, while Quantum of Solace was close to the mark with a $67 million opening weekend.

Skyfall is looking like a strong contender so far, something that the box office seems to be confirming right now. And it’s out locally, on November 30.

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Last Updated: October 29, 2012

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