Sunday, November 11, 2012

James Bond SKYFALL No. 1 At Box Office

The latest James Bond movie Skyfall is number one at the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of November 11, 2012. according to estimates by Rentrak Corporation.

Rentrak's President of Theatrical Worldwide, Ron Giambra commented, "Skyfall is the No. 1 film in the world for the third consecutive weekend with an estimated weekend gross of $176.8 million from 81 markets.  The film surpassed the $500 million mark worldwide this weekend and came in No. 1 in the US with an estimated weekend of $87.8 million. This is the best opening ever for the Bond franchise in the US. The current worldwide cume-to-date now stands at $518.6 million.

The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 11, 2012 are below. 

  1. Skyfall - Sony - $87.8M
  2. Wreck-It Ralph - Disney - $33.1M
  3. Flight - Paramount - $15.1M
  4. Argo - Warner Bros. - $6.7M                                                              
  5. Taken 2 - 20th Century Fox - $4.0M
  6. Here Comes The Boom - Sony - $2.5M
  7. Cloud Atlas - Warner Bros. - $2.5M
  8. Pitch Perfect - Universal - $2.5M
  9. Man With The Iron Fists, The - Universal - $2.5M
  10. Hotel Transylvania - Sony - $2.4M
  11. Paranormal Activity 4 - Paramount - $2.0M
  12. Sinister - Lionsgate - $1.4M

In SKYFALL, 007 (Daniel Craig) becomes M's only ally as MI6 comes under attack, and a mysterious new villain emerges with a diabolical plan.  James Bond's latest mission has gone horribly awry, resulting in the exposure of several undercover agents, and an all-out attack on M16. 

Meanwhile, as M (Judi Dench) plans to relocate the agency, emerging Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) raises concerns about her competence while attempting to usurp her position, and Q (Ben Whishaw) becomes a crucial ally. 

Now the only person who can restore M's reputation is 007. Operating in the dark with only field agent Eve (Naomie Harris) to guide him, the world's top secret agent works to root out an enigmatic criminal mastermind named Silva (Javier Bardem) as a major storm brews on the horizon. Albert Finney also stars in the 23rd installment of the long-running spy series.



BOX OFFICE DATA SOURCE: Rentrak Corporation