Mania Box Office Report: The Skies the Limit (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2012
Source: Box Office Mojo

It was a foregone conclusion that Skyfall was going to take the box office this weekend. Ian Fleming’s creation certainly earned its following with 50 years of movies. Let us say that again, 50 years of movies! Here is the official numbers from Box Office Mojo:

The 23rd James Bond movie scored an outstanding $87.8 million, which is a new opening weekend record for the 50-year-old franchise. This helped push the Top 12 to an estimated $162.6 million, which is up 29 percent over the same period last year. Skyfall's opening crushed Quantum of Solace's $67.5 million, which was the previous Bond record. It was also double Casino Royale's $40.8 million debut, which was star Daniel Craig's first outing as the infamous spy”. - Ray Subers
I personally felt that the new film was a tad slow, though still very good. However, by the end it was as if they relaunched the franchise again. With everything back in place, since Die Another Day, I’m ready for the next Daniel Craig James Bond. 

 
Rank
 
Movie
 
Weekend
 
Theaters
 
Average
 
Total
 
Budget
1
Skyfall
 
$87,800,000
3,505
$25,050
$90,000,000
$200
2
Wreck-It Ralph
 
$33,056,000
3,752
$8,810
$93,690,000
$165
3
Flight
 
$15,100,000
2,047
$7,377
$47,770,000
$31
4
Argo
 
$6,745,000
2,763
$2,441
$85,711,000
$44.5
5
Taken 2
 
$4,000,000
2,487
$1,608
$131,287,000
$45
6
Here Comes the Boom
 
$2,550,000
2,044
$1,248
$39,061,000
-
7
Cloud Atlas
 
$2,525,000
2,023
$1,248
$22,712,000
-
8
Pitch Perfect
 
$2,504,000
1,391
$1,800
$59,030,000
$17
9
The Man with Iron Fists
 
$2,490,000
1,872
$1,330
$12,718,000
$15
10
Hotel Transylvania
 
$2,350,000
256
$916
$140,904,000
$85


Next weekend is the swan song for the Twi-Hards. Thankfully, for the rest of us, we will have Lincoln to see.  



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