Skyfall Still Flying Sky-High at the Box Office
Skyfall’s second weekend in the United States dropped approximately 53% from the previous weekend, but still put up a healthy $41.5 million and carried 007’s 23rd adventure into the Top 10 for 2012 with $161 million. According to Box Office Mojo, Skyfall will pass Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace’s total US box office take by Wednesday making it the the #1 James Bond film in the United States. Skyfall is projected to easily pass $200 million and could even make a run for $250 million.
Worldwide, Skyfall crushed its predecessors to become the #1 James Bond film (not adjusted for inflation). It also helped Sony Pictures post their biggest movie year ever, passing $4 billion with the help of The Amazing Spider-Man and Men in Black 3. MGM recently stated that they expect Skyfall to make $800 million, while last week Box Office Mojo predicted approximately $900 million. The film currently sits around $669 million.
So how is Skyfall doing at home? It currently ranks #2 on UK’s all-time list passing Toy Story 3 and Titanic this week. Only Avatar stands in its way. Skyfall already owns “biggest UK opening weekend”, “fastest film to reach £50 million”, and “highest grossing film of the year in the UK” among (similar) others.