SKYFALL Scores Biggest Bond Opening Ever

SKYFALL Scores Biggest Bond Opening Ever

The iconic 007 is udoubtedly back after a four year sabbatical.

The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise, SKYFALL, and the third in Daniel Craig's repetoire, brought in $87.7 million in its first three days - the biggest opening for a James Bond film ever - plus $2.2 million during Thursday night previews alonE. Craig's previous Bond outing, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, broke the Bond record in 2008, earning $67.5 million during its opening weekend.

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. Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou star in the film.

The latest installment in the James Bond series opened overseas in 25 markets on Oct. 26, and grossed over $77.7 million, placing it in the number one spot everywhere. In the UK, the film opened to an estimated $32.4 million.

Below are the top 5 box office earners for the week ending Nov. 11, 2012.

1. SKYFALL: $87.8 million
2. WRECK-IT RALPH: $33.1 million
3. FLIGHT: $15.1 million
4. ARGO: $6.7 million
5. TAKEN 2: $4.0 million