'Skyfall' Claims Top Spot on Box Office With Impressive Opening


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Grossing big on its debut weekend, the twenty-third installment of the James Bond movie franchise scores the biggest North American opening for a 007 flick.

As many have predicted before, "Skyfall" rules the North American box office with an impressive result on its debut weekend. The twenty-third installment of the James Bond film franchise grabs $88.3 million in its first week, marking Sony Pictures' ninth No.1 movie in 2012.

The Sam Mendes-directed movie also scores the biggest North American opening for a 007 movie so far. Back in mid-November 2008, "Quantum of Solace" took in $67.2 million on its first weekend, while in November 2006 "Casino Royale" opened to $40.8 million. Premiering overseas a few weeks before being screened Stateside, the latest Bond film has reached $518.6 million worldwide so far.

Thanks to "Skyfall", domestic box office revenue is increasing 27% over the same weekend in 2011. Of the massive success, Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer says, "It's been a wild, fantastic ride. The holds have been extraordinary and people will want to see this film again and again."

The Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem-starring spy movie is made with the budget of $200 million. It scores a glowing "A" CinemaScore in addition to receiving positive reviews and being dubbed "the best Bond film so far" by some critics. The actioner attracts to 75% audience over the age of 25 with 60% of the ticketbuyers are males.

Securing the runner-up spot is last week's champion "Wreck-It Ralph" with $33 million for a total cume of $93.6 million in its second week. "Flight" and "Argo" land on the third and fourth places with $14.7 million and $6.6 million respectively. Rounding up the top five is "Taken 2" with $4 million.

In box office specialty, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" grosses $944,308 from only 11 cities with an impressive location average of $81,818. The history movie garners "A" CinemaScores and strong reviews and will be expanded to nationwide release on November 16.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for November 9 -11:

  1. "Skyfall" - $88.3 million
  2. "Wreck-It Ralph" - $33 million
  3. "Flight" - $14.7 million
  4. "Argo" - $6.6 million
  5. "Taken 2" - $4 million
  6. "Cloud Atlas" - $2.6 million
  7. "The Man with the Iron Fists" - $2.5 million
  8. "Pitch Perfect" - $2.5 million
  9. "Here Comes the Boom" - $2.5 million
  10. "Hotel Transylvania" - $2.4 million


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