With around $346.8 million already in the international bank vault through last Thursday, Skyfall by the end of the weekend could be flirting with (dare we say?!) a $500 million worldwide gross!
Here is the official word from Sony Pictures: Sony Pictures, MGM and EON Productions had a phenomenal first day of wide release on Skyfall as the 23rd James Bond adventure took in $30.8 million on Friday in North America. That estimate includes midnight shows. With the additional $2.2 million from special exclusive preview runs at 463 Imax and plf locations on Thursday, we are up to $33 m.
For comparison, Here are the Bond titles for which we have the opening weekend numbers:
TITLE & DISTRIBUTOR OPENING WEEKEND GROSS
A VIEW TO A KILL (UA) – $10,687,114
LIVING DAYLIGHTS, THE (MGM) – $11,051,318
LICENCE TO KILL (MGM) – $8,774,776
GOLDENEYE (MGM) – $26,205,007
TOMORROW NEVER DIES (MGM)- $25,143,007
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (MGM) – $35,519,007
DIE ANOTHER DAY (MGM) – $47,042,040
CASINO ROYALE (SONY) – $40,833,156
QUANTUM OF SOLACE (SONY) – $67,528,882
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