Skyfall scores record-breaking opening weekend

Takes $77 million one week before US release

Bond is back with a bang, as Skyfall enjoyed a richly profitable weekend, with a couple of broken records thrown in for good measure.

The film opened to the tune $32.4m in the UK this weekend, the second highest opening weekend in history behind Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

It also broke the highest ever attendance record for a Saturday in the UK, as hordes of 007 fans flocked to the cinema to catch it as soon as possible.

The film enjoyed similar success overseas, racking up an overall take of $77m across all territories. Expect that to spike significantly when Skyfall hits US shores on 9 November 2012.

Sam Mendes has previously said that he’s unsure whether he’ll return to direct another Bond film, but with numbers like these, we’re not sure MGM will let him leave...

And The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Skyfall screenwriter John Logan will return to script an original two-part follow-up, not based on any Fleming stories. With Bond freshly revitalised, colour us excited.

Have you seen Skyfall yet? If so, what did you think? Tell us, below!

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 29th 2012, 14:38

      Great to hear, I hope it pulls in a good box office in Merica.

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    • FBJRider

      Oct 29th 2012, 15:33

      Sounds worrying that the sequels are going to be original stories. Films based on books, comic books, tv shows etc. work best when they stick to the source material.

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    • AlfredsDream098

      Oct 29th 2012, 16:30

      @FBJRider Uhhhhh, Skyfall was an original story and that is widely considered to be the best Bond movie yet.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 29th 2012, 17:10

      Skyfall is the first Bond not to follow the books.

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    • paddyg11

      Oct 29th 2012, 21:15

      It really, really, really isn't the first Bond film not to follow the books...

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 30th 2012, 3:16

      It isn't ? my bad I thought it was.

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    • FBMDykes

      Nov 1st 2012, 14:01

      Licence To Kill, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Quantum Of Solace were all original stories. True some of them had bits from Fleming's work but most of the story was an original work.

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