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Skyfall Earning Big Worldwide

American audiences will have to wait another week and a half to see Skyfall, but that’s not the case for the rest of the world, where Variety reports the 23rd James Bond film has already grossed an estimated $96.6 million in the United Kingdom, France and Russia.

That figure breaks down to about $39.3 million in the U.K., $12.8 million in France and $9.2 million in Russia. The film broke the Monday box office record previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 by making $6.8 million to start the week off.

The actual budget hasn’t been revealed yet, but is estimated at around the $200,000 million mark, which means the film’s already made back about half its money.

Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall finds MI-6 under as one of M’s enemies comes back at her with a vengeance. Bond’s job is to track the culprits down and obliterate them. It opens Nov. 9 in the United States.


  • S. Prince Lewis

    This looks like a monster.  Hopefully it opens to massive numbers so they can fast track the next one.  Lets make sure Craig is able to fufill his two film contract by getting these out asap.

    Also, quick correction on your article TJ.  I think you meant to say “Skyfall finds MI-6 under attack”, in the last paragraph.  A word is missing.

  • Tophman

    It’s a great movie… finally felt like a James Bond film (rather than a generic action flick even if it’s closer to the original Flemming material).

    Tons of little nods to classic Bond (shown in the trailer)… Q & his gadgets; jumping onto a train, t fixing his suit, then walking forward like nothing happened; the title sequence/song; and the classic Bond DB5 (pictured above) just to name a few. This is sure to make classic Bond fans (like myself) very happy and I’m sure it’ll translate to the box office.

    I hope they continue this in future films.

    On a side note, the only major gripe about this is the title (without going all spoilery) it just didn’t seem to fit in the grand scheme of things. I’d rather have the bad guy plot to drop something out of the sky onto MI-6 even if it’s just a diversion.