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Hollywood B.O.: 'Skyfall" Will Shatter Worldwide Record for James Bond Movies

“Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond film, already opened abroad and it's raking 'em in. Here's Box Office Mojo's list of the top 10 worldwide James Bond releases (unadjusted):

Rank Title (click to view) Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year
1 Casino Royale Sony $594.2 $167.4 28.2% $426.8 71.8% 2006
2 Quantum of Solace Sony $586.1 $168.4 28.7% $417.7 71.3% 2008
3 Die Another Day MGM $432.0 $160.9 37.3% $271.0 62.7% 2002
4 The World Is Not Enough MGM $361.8 $126.9 35.1% $234.9 64.9% 1999
5 GoldenEye MGM $352.2 $106.4 30.2% $245.8 69.8% 1995
6 Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $333.0 $125.3 37.6% $207.7 62.4% 1997
7 Skyfall Sony $287.0 n/a 0% $287.0 100% 2012
8 Moonraker MGM $210.3 $70.3 33.4% $140.0 66.6% 1979
9 License to Kill UA $156.2 $34.7 22.2% $121.5 77.8% 1989

“Skyfall” is already in 7th place. And it doesn't open in the U.S. until Friday.

Again, that's unadjusted. Adjust, and you assume the winner has to be “Thunderball,” which grossed $63 million in the U.S. in 1965, which is nearly $600 million today. That's 28th all-time, domestic. It would've been the No. 1 box-office hit of 1965 but that was also the year of “The Sound of Music.”

In the U.S. this weekend, “Wreck-It Ralph,” which Uncle Vinny recommends, finished first with $49 million, “The Flight,” with Denzel Washington, finished a strong second with $25 million, and “Argo,” dropping only 15 percent, finished third in its fourth weekend with $10 million. The word-of-mouth on Affleck's flick is great. Glad people are going. My review.

I saw nothing this weekend. GOTV. #Obama2012

Here's my history of James Bond from 2006. See you Friday, 007.

Daniel Craig is James Bond in "Skyfall" (2012)

Skyfall's the limit.


Posted at 01:22 PM on Sun. Nov 04, 2012 in category Movies - Box Office  
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