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I guess all that waiting for a new Bond movie really got to people, because when they were finally given the chance to see a new Bond flick, moviegoers jumped in feet-first. After collecting an impressive run overseas in the last two weeks, the latest 007 film, “Skyfall” continued its winning streak by opening big in the U.S. with nearly $88 million in its debut.
How big was that? It was bigger than the last Bond movie, the much derided “Quantum of Solace” by a solid $20 million, and it more than doubled the $40 million of Daniel Craig’s first outing as the British superspy, “Casino Royale”.
All of this is to say, “Skyfall” is setting itself up as the biggest Bond movie in the character’s 50 year history. Not bad for an old fogey in a suit.
In less than a month of release, “Skyfall” has already totaled more than $428 million worldwide. Adding in U.S. box office in its first weekend, “Skyfall” has now surpassed $500 million. In case you were wondering — yes, that is pretty damn impressive.
It’s curious, though, that it took “Skyfall” to make the Bond brand the biggest it’s ever been, especially considering that this latest outing has divided so many fans. I was never that big of a Bond fan, but I kinda liked it myself, though most fans thought it wasn’t quite “Bond” enough for them. Director Sam Mendes definitely had a lot of influence on that, I would imagine, though it’s going to be pretty difficult for anyone else to step in the Bond loafers if star Daniel Craig decides to call it quits after this one.
What do you think of “Skyfall’s” box office success? Surprised? Elated?… Disappointed?
Via : Box Office Mojo