Director Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, the latest entry in the James Bond franchise, will cross the $100 million mark by Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will has already achieved a fair amount of success prior to its release in the United States.
The third film featuring star Daniel Craig generated a staggering $96.4 million since its debut last weekend, shattering numerous box office records in the process. On Monday alone, the film earned $6.8 million, exceeding the numbers posted by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.
Comic Book Movie explains that Skyfall made quite a bit of money in other territories, as well. In addition to earning $12.8 million in France over the weekend, Skyfall brought home $9.2 million from Russia and $6.5 million from South Korea.
The 23rd installment of the James Bond series is likely to add quite a bit of money to its worldwide total when the film opens wide in North American this November. Considering the amount of buzz the film is getting from countless movie-oriented websites, Stateside moviegoers are no doubt curious to see why everyone is discussing Skyfall.
The official plot synopsis reads as follows:
“In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.”
A lot of praise has been given to the film’s incredible action set pieces, which tested the film’s cast and crew’s physical limitations. “I think there’s been times when I’ve been standing on top of buildings on other movies and wondering, ‘What the hell am I doing?’ ” Craig explained to Flicks and Bits. “But on ‘Skyfall’ it felt real good. We really wanted to push ‘Skyfall’ as far as we could. We’ve always relied on the fact that we do things for real on Bond movies.”
Presently, Skyfall is expected to land in IMAX theaters across North American on November 8. If one of these enormous screens isn’t located anywhere near your home, you can watch the latest adventures of James Bond on a conventional movie screen beginning November 9.