Skyfall sets new highs for 007

Skyfall‘s opening weekend in the US saw it take $87.8 million in regular theatres, and with another $2.2 million from IMAX, was estimated to have ended the weekend reaching $90 million. This is a new record for the series and more than double the take of Casino Royale‘s debut in 2006.

Skyfall has now reached $518.6 million worldwide since the premiere in October but, as The Washington Post notes, is a long way off from matching the biggest audiences for 007; adjusted for inflation Goldfinger grossed $444 million in the US alone, while Thunderball remains unbeaten at 508 million.

Read “Bond soars with record $87.8M ‘Skyfall’ debut in US” at The Washington Post

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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