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SKYFALL earns $77.7 million internationally – sets records

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 8:20 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

Even though Skyfall doesn’t open in the U.S. until next Friday, it had it’s international debut this past weekend. The film dominated the foreign box office,earning an impressive $77.7 million in total. $32.4 million in the U.K. debut alone, where it broke several records.

The $32.4 million in the U.K. gave Skyfall the second highest opening weekend in history, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which had it’s number inflated by a 3D release.  In addition, Skyfall broke the all-time Saturday attendance record in the U.K.  This debut is a fantastic feat given the film’s lack of 3D (and therefore lack of higher ticket prices), though IMAX accounted for $3.5 million of the film’s total box office take. Skyfall opened on 79 IMAX theaters in 15 territories, netting the format’s largest opening ever for a non-holiday, non-summer title. The film also broke the record for the highest opening weekend ever for a Bond film in Brazil.

The film’s stellar international box office performance and positive reviews should help Skyfall have a successful box office run over here as well. Casino Royale scored a $40 million opening weekend, while Quantum of Solace raked in $67 million on its weekend debut. The buzz on Skyfall is incredibly strong, so don’t be shocked if we see a domestic opening weekend number significantly higher than Solace’s take.

Skyfall opens in the U.S. on November 9th.  Check out all of our Skyfall coverage here.

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