This from Sony Pictures regarding ‘Skyfall’ and its continued success overseas:
Sony Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s SKYFALL, the 23rd film in the James Bond series, grossed an extraordinary $156 million this weekend, bringing the overseas total to $287 million after just 10 days. Sony’s markets earned an estimated $139 million for the weekend and MGM’s licensees did and estimated $17 million. Simply a staggering result!
GERMANY opened with a huge $23.9, which was the biggest opening of 2012, 77% bigger than the openining of Quantum of Solace and 88% bigger than Casino Royale. ITALY launched with $7.9, which was the biggest opening of a Hollywood film in 2012 and the 2nd biggest overall. It beat the opening of Quantum by 95% and Casino by 85%. SPAIN opened to $6.7, which is the 2nd biggest opening of the year behind the phenomenal The Impossible. It was 27% bigger than the opening of Quantum and 73% more than Casino. SWITZERLAND had a record-setting opening of $5.3, the biggest opening in history there, breaking Quantum of Solace’s old record. HOLLAND opened with $4.4 which was by far the biggest opening of the year there, almost 2 ½ times the previous best Dark Knight. The opening of Skyfall was 91% bigger than that of Quantum, 179% more than Casino.
AUSTRIA launched with a gigantic $3.4, more than double the previous biggest opening of 2012 (Ted), and the 2nd biggest opening of all time there behind Lord Of The Rings: Return of the King in 2003. MEXICO bowed with $3.2, which was 40% bigger than the opening of Quantum of Solace and 151% bigger than Casino Royale. In Asia, INDIA launched with a big $5.1, the 2nd biggest opening of the year there behind only The Amazing Spider-Man, beating the openings of the the #3 film Avengers by 20% and the #4 film Dark Knight by 41%. This opening was 60% bigger than Quantum’s, 82% more than Casino’s. INDONESIA opened on a rare Thursday and grossed $2.5, outgrossing the normal Wednesday openings of Quantum by 93% and Casino by almost 4 times. It was the #3 opening of the year there behind The Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.
MALAYSIA also bowed with $2.5 and like Indonesia was the 3rd biggest opening of the year behind the same films. This was 45% bigger than Quantum’s opening frame, 160% more than Casino’s. TAIWAN also launched with $2.5, here the 2nd biggest opening of the year behind Avengers, 69% bigger than Quantum and more than 5 times the opening of Casino. SINGAPORE opened to $2.3, the 4th best opening of 2012 behind Avengers, Spider-Man, and Dark Knight. This opening beat those of Quantum by 77% and Casino by 117%. The PHILIPPINES launched with $1.9, 44% bigger than the opening of Quantum, 3 times the opening of Casino. HONG KONG also opened to $1.9 with an 80% market share, besting the opening of Quantum by 59%, Casino by 3 times. THAILAND launched with $1.8 and an 83% market share, 13% bigger than the opening of Quantum, 34% bigger than Casino.
20+ smaller markets all opened well, bigger than any of the previous James Bond films.
Holdovers were nothing less than stunning. The UK fell off just 21% from its opening weekend to gross $25.7 and bring the 10-day market cume to jaw-dropping $85.8 million. France added $14.3 in its 2nd frame to bring the market cume to $30.0, already passing the lifetime of Casino Royale and a day from passing Quantum Of Solace. The Fri-Sat-Sunday portion of the weekend fell off just 20% from last weekend’s opening. RUSSIA was off a good 47% from its opening, adding $5.2 to bring the market cume to $$16.1. BRAZIL fell just 5% from its opening frame ($3.4/$7.8 cume), KOREA was down 49% ($3.0/$11.4), SWEDEN fell off just 2% from its opening frame ($2.8/$8.1 cume), DENMARK fell 15% ($2.7/$7.5), BELGIUM was up 6% for Fri-Sun ($2.6/$4.9), POLAND fell just 24% from its opening ($1.9/$5.7), NORWAY was off 48% ($1.5/$6.5), and FINLAND fell 12% ($1.3/$4.1).
Imax issued an estimated weekend gross of $4.3 mil in 132 locations over 36 territories, or $33+k a screen.
We cannot wait for the North American debut of ‘Skyfall’ on November 9!
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