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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