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'Skyfall' Tops Weekend Box Office in Best Bond North American Opening

'Skyfall' Tops Weekend Box Office in Best Bond North American Opening

Daniel Craig‘s Skyfall has topped this weekend’s box office with the best James Bond North American opening to date, according to THR.

The flick brought in $87.8 million domestically, bringing its worldwide total to a whopping $500 million for its two weeks out in theaters.

Wreck-It Ralph came in second place this weekend with $33.1 million earned.

The Denzel Washington flick Flight took the number three spot with $15.1 million grossed over the weekend.

Argo and Taken 2 took the fourth and fifth slots, respectively, bringing in $6.7 million and $4 million.

Daniel Day Lewis‘ flick Lincoln opened in limited release to a worthy $900,000.

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55 Responses to “'Skyfall' Tops Weekend Box Office in Best Bond North American Opening”

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  1. 1
    Hashim 100% Albanian Says:

    Here is this Daniel Craig – killer of Albanians again! How come Albanians are terrorists and mafia every time? Because we believe in Allah? Americans are stupid just like Serbs and Jews.

  2. 2
    Anna Says:

    It truly is the best Bond movie. Craig did an amazing job…loved it, it was epic…

  3. 3
    moon Says:

    You are stupid!!!!Go away hater!!!

  4. 4
    moon Says:

    @Hashim 100% Albanian
    You are stupid!!!!Go away hater!!!

  5. 5
    Sarah Says:

    @Hashim 100% Albanian: Daniel Craig does NOT kill Albanians!!!!!!!! He kills nobody! Get a grip!

  6. 6
    Skyfall $518.6M worldwide Says:

    ‘Skyfall’ Explodes With $515M Global As Biggest Bond With $90M Domestic Opening
    Sony Pictures, MGM, and Eon Productions just announced that Skyfall, the 23rd and biggest grossing in the James Bond film series, earned another $89.0M million this weekend overseas bringing the international total to $428.6 million. With this weekend’s $90M opening in the U.S. and Canada, the Sam Mendes-directed, John Logan-scripted, Daniel Craig-starring actioner now has an estimated $518.6M worldwide. Yowza!
    http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/skyfall-opens-with-imax-midnights-as-321m-bond-movie-abroad-arrives-in-u-s-canada-spielbergs-lincoln-platforms/

  7. 7
    kitty Says:

    As a huge fan of Pierce Brosnan, when they first cast Daniel Craig as James Bond i didn’t think he could pull it off. Glad i was wrong, he’s done such a great job. Now I’ve grown to love and respect him as an actor.

  8. 8
    @Hashim 100% Albanian Says:

    quite the contrary., Daniel Craig is handing over the head of a British guy to the Serbs just to please them

  9. 9
    Tom Says:

    Seriously, I am not in the least surprised. Because Skyfall deserves BIG money. Awesome!

  10. 10
    Kate Says:

    Well done!!!! Congratulations on great success!

  11. 11
    Joel Says:

    Still can’t get over how great Skyfall was.. so I’m glad to hear the result.

  12. 12
    Mike Says:

    Skyfall’s already the 9th highest grossing film of the year worldwide. Yay! :D
    2012 WORLDWIDE GROSSES
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2012&p=.htm

  13. 13
    Lily Says:

    Damn, Skyfall is making *phenomenal* bank right now!

  14. 14
    Mary Says:

    Hashim 100% Albanian

    Is there something wrong with you?

  15. 15
    carry Says:

    I saw it yesterday and was good.

  16. 16
    Natalie Says:

    Daniel is such a talented actor.
    And since he accepted Bond, he has been raking it in!!!

  17. 17
    Kirl Says:

    @Hashim 100% Albanian: Sheeesh, you should get the facts straight before you go running your mouth. Daniel has no say in this matter. The decision always belongs to producer/director. And remember America, NATO, committed Kosovo Liberation Army (Albanians) in Kosovo War. So your “blame game” is always entirely off the mark.

  18. 18
    Sandra Says:

    One thing to say, THE BEST James Bond movie I’ve ever watched!

  19. 19
    Pam Says:

    I saw the film TWICE already and will see it again before it leaves the cinemas. Daniel Craig is offically the BEST Bond (something I never thought I would ever say due to Sean Connery) and an excellent actor. Javier Bardem is the Marlon Brando of our generation and the BEST Bond baddie EVER. Dame Judi Dench, much respect and awe to you! Ralph Fiennes, you have never fail to amazed me with your acting abilities. Naomie and Ben, great performances…here’s to your wonderful future!

  20. 20
    Guinness-spoilers Says:

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/at-the-box-office-its-a-james-bond-weekend/

    I like how Dan disagreed with showing how certain scenes were made or how he won’t “say” how things were done…. because it is entertainment and the Man Behind the Curtain magic is lost if all stunts were disclosed or trailers give too much. I watched too much and read too much about this movie that some of the scenes were “not magical” to me–I knew he was attached to the train–I mean logically he was, but I was looking to see if I could find the cables… (but MY dan was impressed.) And when he fell into the water, I knew it was in a huge studio with BIG turbine thingys….so, next time….

    Bond was also on NPR today. He is everywhere. And Dan is somehow related to royalty or to the Bond that Ian originally wrote about. Here comes all the stories!!! yeee haw. ohmygash I loved the shaving scene. I have done that. it is pure fun—and to think of ME doing it to Dna just aobut snesds me head to seexxynes.s…………..

    ok. Mendel–you gonna give your 2 sense?

  21. 21
    kris Says:

    He is amazing!
    The movie is amazing!
    Just a perfect mix!!!!
    Best James Bond ever!
    Please make another one mr. Daniel Craig!

  22. 22
    Monica Says:

    @kitty: He was under a lot of pressure because it was his first big job. Some people attacked Daniels Bond, but Casino Royale was great success. Since then, he always must have felt the pressure of expectations. I totally agree with the latter half. I have to take my hat off to him for his courage. He was able to confront the difficulties, and opposed reason against prejudice. Now one more word. He is an actor who deserves to be respected!

  23. 23
    Monica Says:

    @kris: They recently signed Daniel for at least two and possibly three more movies and hope to have the next Bond ready a couple of years from now. (THR)

  24. 24
    TC Says:

    Skyfall was INCREDIBLE! Looks like Daniel Craig has another marquee Bond film to add to the historic franchise. I could see it again another two or three times; it was that good. I will definitely own this one when it’s out on DVD. Congrats to Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. Javier makes a great Bond villain.

  25. 25
    Lisa Says:

    Bond, James Bond is so A W E S O M E !, Skyfall is the BEST film of the year.

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