Bond Soars in Record $87.8M Debut
'Skyfall' scores franchise's best opening weekend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 11, 2012 11:15 AM CST
Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, "Skyfall."   (Francois Duhamel)

(Newser) – The sky's the limit for James Bond's Skyfall: The 23rd Bond film hauled in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at US theaters. According to distributor Sony, adding $2.2 million from Thursday night previews at large-format theaters, Skyfall has taken in $90 million domestically. That lifts the worldwide total for Skyfall to around half a billion dollars once its weekend haul is counted overseas, where the film began rolling out in late October.

As of last Thursday, Skyfall had rung up nearly $350 million internationally. The third installment starring Daniel Craig as the British super-spy, Skyfall outdid the $67.5 million US debut of 2008's Quantum of Solace, the franchise's previous best opening. Skyfall more than doubled the $40.8 million debut of Craig's first Bond film, 2006's Casino Royale.

View 1 more image

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Bond Soars in Record $87.8M Debut is...
7%
4%
4%
1%
82%
1%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 4 comments
Seth_Meyers
Nov 11, 2012 7:52 PM CST
We purposedly came in late to avoid hearing that DREADFUL title song (A-dull) and found the movie to be about a C+. They REALLY need to bring back Pierce Brosnan.
finkster
Nov 11, 2012 12:58 PM CST
I heard the film has "shaken and stirred" people to see it....:-)
napoleon46614
Nov 11, 2012 12:01 PM CST
The James Bond franchise is the best. I can't wait to see the newest installment...I hear Javier Bardem as the villian is the man to watch to watch . I'm truly excited to se it!!!!