Skyfall Has Biggest Opening Weekend in Bond History

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<i>Skyfall</i> Has Biggest Opening Weekend in Bond History

Was there really even a question if the latest James Bond flick would do well in theaters? The Associated Press reported that not only did Skyfall get the top spot in box offices during it’s opening weekend, but it also became the highest opening weekend revenue for a Bond film.

After its impressive opening weekend, which earned the film $87.7 million, Skyfall is easily becoming Daniel Craig’s most successful run as the legendary spy. Skyfall raised a staggering $90 million domestically this weekend—more than doubles Craig’s debut as Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, which earned $40. 8 million its opening weekend. Skyfall also beat out the 2008 opening weekend of Quantum of Solace, which took in $67.5 million.

Internationally Skyfall raised $428.6 million this weekend, which surpassed the Quantum of Solace total and just about matched the Casino Royale’s total.

“It’s quite a testament to Bond, considering it’s the 50th anniversary. What a great anniversary present,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony, which produces Bond films with MGM.