Skip to content

Grand Re-Opening
* FREE Shipping all orders to lower 48 US states

Catholic Online SHopping

'Skyfall' opens in U.S., repeats overseas success

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
11/12/2012 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Four-day run in U.S. earns $90 million, bringing total to $518.6 million worldwide

The latest installment in the James Bond movie series, "Skyfall," broke box office records overseas. The film repeated its success in the United States, where it claimed a whopping $90 million in ticket sales in its four-day run, making it the biggest Bond film so far.

'Skyfall' marks relative Bond newcomer Daniel Craig's third time donning the tuxedo. In addition to nabbing the biggest domestic opening for a James Bond pic, it also marked Sony's ninth No. 1 opening this year.

"Skyfall" marks relative Bond newcomer Daniel Craig's third time donning the tuxedo. In addition to nabbing the biggest domestic opening for a James Bond pic, it also marked Sony's ninth No. 1 opening this year.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
11/12/2012 (4 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: Skyfall, domestic gross, international gross, James Bond, Lincoln


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as the never-aging superspy, "Skyfall" to date has grossed $518.6 million worldwide. Of the film's $90 million domestic gross, $2.2 million was earned in exclusive Thursday runs in IMAX and other large-format theaters.

"Skyfall" marks relative Bond newcomer Daniel Craig's third time donning the tuxedo. In addition to nabbing the biggest domestic opening for a James Bond pic, it also marked Sony's ninth No. 1 opening this year.

More recent additions to the Bond series, "Quantum of Solace" debuted to a series-best $67.5 million in mid-November of 2008, and "Casino Royale" -- marking Craig's first turn as 007 -- opened to $40.8 million in November 2006.

"Skyfall," the 23rd installment in the Bond series is certain to surpass the $586.1 million earned by "Quantum of Solace" and the $594.2 million grossed by "Casino Royale" in their entire worldwide runs.

"It's been a wild, fantastic ride," Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer says. "The holds have been extraordinary and people will want to see this film again and again."

It was a good weekend for the U.S. box office in general. Revenue was up an impressive 27 percent over the same weekend a year ago thanks to "Skyfall" and a strong crop of holdovers including "Wreck-It Ralph," "Flight," "Argo" and "Taken 2."

"Skyfall" generated spectacular numbers for IMAX theaters, which took in $13.1 million, the best debut for a non-summer opening.

"Skyfall's" domestic opening was buoyed by an A CinemaScore coupled with good reviews. The film skewed older, with 75 percent of the audience over age 25. Males made up 60 percent of those buying tickets.

In "Skyfall," James Bond must save both M, played by Judi Dench and MI6 from former operative-turned-villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). The movie also stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Lim Marlohe and Albert Finney.

"Skyfall" cost about $200 million to make after rebates.

A far quieter debut arrived in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Opening in only 11 cities before it expands nationwide November 16, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" likewise earned an A CinemaScore and strong reviews. The DreamWorks film is distributed domestically by Disney.

The Top Ten Movies at the nation's box offices this past weekend were:

1. "Skyfall"
2. "Wreck-It Ralph"
3. "Flight"
4. "Argo"
5. "Taken 2"
6. "Here Comes the Boom"
7. "Cloud Atlas"
8. "Pitch Perfect"
9. "The Man with the Iron Fists"
10. "Hotel Transylvania"

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists.
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


Comments


More Movies

'Annabelle: Creation': Catholic Exorcist discusses power of hit horror film and evil Watch

Image of 'Annabelle: Creation' released into theaters on Aug. 11.

What children read, what they see on the screen, can inspire them toward greater faithfulness. Conversely, Father Robert warns, it can lead ... continue reading


The Vatican has a list of films you should see. Some of these will surprise you! Watch

Image of The Vatican has a list of films it thinks you should see.

Ever felt like there is nothing worthwhile to watch? You might want to check out the Vatican's list of 'Some Important Films'.In 1995, Pope ... continue reading


Lesbian Nuns?! Hollywood director to create smut film disgracing Catholic Church Watch

Image of Paul Verhoeven is making another smut film Christians would do well to avoid.

Desperate to remain relevant and make money, the movie industry is preparing to release a smutty film about lesbian nuns with mystical ... continue reading


What 2017 releases will YOU watch this summer? - A FULL LIST of summer releases Watch

Image of What amazing films will hit theaters this summer?

This summer some pretty amazing movies are going to hit theaters, so which ones are YOU excited about? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


New Series Connecting Heaven and Earth To Be Released During Holy Week

Image of City of Saints will be released online during Holy Week.

From the Norbertines of St. Michael's Abbey and Chuck Kinnane, director of The Human Experience, Child 31, and Generation Hope, comes a new ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.