After 50 years on screen, James Bond can still pull them in. Skyfall grossed nearly $88 million this weeknd in its U.S. opening. It’s far and away the biggest opening ever for a Bond film.
Add to that this weekend’s box office overseas numbers, and Skyfall has grossed, to date, almost $519 million worldwide, and there’s no let up in sight. The sky is not falling. There’s no limit.
Meanwhile, Flight held strong, reaching a total, so far, of almost $48 million, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, which opened this weekend in a limited release on only 11 screens, made $900,000, for an $81,000 per screen average. The third best opening this year for any film under 15 screens. The film will expand to more screens in the following weeks.
RZA’a The Man with the Iron Fist dropped big, though Wreck-it-Ralph and Argo held on strong.