Skyfall outpacing Casino Royale & Quantum Of Solace

News Simon Brew 29 Oct 2012 - 06:32

The new James Bond film, Skyfall, gets off to a tremendous start at the box office...

It seems, nearly 50 years after he first appeared on the big screen, that James Bond has rarely been in better shape. His 23rd official adventure, Skyfall, opened in the UK and an assortment of other countries around the world over the weekend. The result? A massive, massive hit.

Arriving off the back of some of the strongest reviews for a 007 movie in a long time, Skyfall has already taken $77.7m worldwide after just one weekend. The equivalent of $32.4m of that came from the UK alone, where the film has enjoyed the second highest weekend debut of all time, just behind Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Furthermore, the movie still has its US bow to come on November 9th, by which time it'll have opened in most countries around the world. It'll also, if it continues at the same rate of success, have comfortably eclipsed the global take for Daniel Craig's previous James Bond films, Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace. Expect it to be the first James Bond adventure to cross $600m at the global box office.

No wonder James Bond is set to return in 2014...

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Totally deserved. I thought this was a brilliant Bond movie.

Great to see such a wonderful piece of Cinema getting it's much deserved reward. Anyone who has any doubts about watching this should put them aside and go see it!

That's because normal Bond films are, with a few exceptions, over-hyped predictable nonsense. But what do I know? I'm one of the few people that really liked Dalton's Bond.

not surprised, I watched it on Sunday and at least 5 of the showings were sold out, it is nice to see a very very good film doing well.

And with Daniel Craig's tenure likely to expire around 2016, may I be the first to advocate for Jim Caviezel to replace him... tall, dark, handsome, intensely charismatic, and can kick butt with the best of 'em (just watch 'Person of Interest')! And for anyone who says an American can't play Bond, they were close to casting John Gavin in 1970 and James Brolin in 1982...

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