BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Skyfall’ Opens Big with $87.8 Million

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ finished in second place with $33 million, and ‘Flight’ takes third place with $15.1 million.


Sources: Box Office Mojo

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  1. syndicate

    It is just sad with Skyfall being no. 1, it still DID NOT kick The Man With The Iron Fists off the top 10 list. This coming weekend it really needs to do that to The Man With The Iron Fists and the new Twilight movie.

    2 years agoby @syndicateFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @corey -- Four comments in a row? Damn. They don't call you the comment whor* for nothing.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @moviegeek Oh so those aren't even 100% accurate? Lame. They should just wait a day.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    Pretty fantastic weekend all around.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Dark enV

    @shuabert historically inaccurate in the sense that it will just be out to make Lincoln look like a hero when in reality if you know the history he wasn't. Don't get me wrong I'm excited for the film because I know DDL will give an amazing performance and it's a Spielberg film but as someone who's studied Lincoln's history I know they won't be telling the whole story because it will actually make Lincoln look like a bad guy. That's all I'm saying

    2 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  6. moviegeek

    @jayaottley Nope. won't happen. Rise will struggle to hit $40 in it's 3-day frame.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  7. Corey W.

    @jayaottley I don't think Rise of the Guardians will dethrone Twilight. Doesn't appeal much to kids or adults too much. Wreck-It Ralph is gonna be the reason parents take their kids to the movies for a while.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  8. Sean

    @jayaottley Interesting point you've made there. I think so as well that The Hobbit will reign on top in the box office.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Sean

    @ghostman I don't see why The Hobbit movie wouldn't able to overthrow Breaking Dawn part 2.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Sean

    @corey Hmm, that sounds lke pretty bad news for Skyfall, if that is the case. I had hoped that Skyfall would do better in the box office then it likely will.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. Jay.A.Ottley

    @moviegeek@corey ... What about thoughts of Breaking Dawn Pt.2 being knocked off the top spot in its 2nd weekend by Rise Of The Guardians?

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  12. Jay.A.Ottley

    @corey Ahhh completely forgot about Les Miserables, we get both that and Django in Jan 2013, unfortunately which sucks.

    Django will do well because its Tarantino and well Life of Pi does look visually amazing and the book does have quite a following but then again Les Miserables has an even bigger following.

    But ideally I meant as in terms that have created a reputation before their box office release dates, but The Hobbit does have that gap to dominate and rake its box office during that time.

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  13. moviegeek

    @corey I think we'll see the Hobbit open around $120 million opening weekend and then the next week during Christmas reign with still around $65. Les Mis will post maybe $25ish on an opening weekend (since it comes out on Xmas Day). Django about the same. The Hobbit should dominate till mid-January. I think This is 40 will underwhelm.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  14. Corey W.

    @jayaottley Your point is invalid also. You are saying that Skyfall and Twilight have no competition the weekend of their release but the Hobbit doesn't have competition either, where it comes out 11 days before Unchained, Les Mis, and Christmas Day threats. So, you have to take in to consideration that The Hobbit doesn't have much against it either when it's released.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  15. Corey W.

    As for Life of Pi, I'm almost positive that isn't even getting a full wide-release. That will no way shape or form be a box-office threat.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  16. Corey W.

    @jayaottley Not to mention The Hobbit comes out ten days before that anyway. Even when Django Unchained comes out Christmas Day I don't think it'll be the big competition. Les Mis is going to own Christmas week.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Corey W.

    @jayaottley I really don't see Django Unchained and Life of Pi being box-office threats. I think Les Miserables and This is 40 will receive better. I'm sure Django Unchained will do well, but a box-office threat against The Hobbit? No way.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  18. Jay.A.Ottley

    @ghostman@corey & @themoviefanatic

    Let's not forget to take into consideration that Skyfall & Breaking Dawn Pt.2 ideally have no grand competition on a big scale.

    While The Hobbit has to battle it out for box office glory against Django Unchained & Life Of Pi, despite The Hobbit will reign on top.

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  19. Jay.A.Ottley

    @corey Pretty much the same here, but Skyfall broke records in our cinema with the most admits ever in a singular day 14k plus.

    2 years agoby @jayaottleyFlag

  20. Josh

    @ghostman IGN said each Bond that has come out has made more than the one before it.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  21. Josh

    @dark-env Historically innacurate makes it less worth watching? Any movie based on historical events (including Argo) is historically innacurate. It's about telling a story, not making a paint by numbers account of something that really happened.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  22. bruce_ha

    Skyfall is the best Bond movie ever released. Javier Bardem was amazing.

    Really recommend you go see it in the theater, great movie.

    2 years agoby @bruce-haFlag

  23. Dark enV

    Glad to see Skyfall pulling these kind of numbers, awesome movie, absolutely loved it. Also glad to see Wreck it Ralph, Flight, and Argo holding on strong as well. Got to see Flight before I went to the midnight showing of Skyfall, Denzel owned in that movie. Yeah unfortunately we have Twilight coming in next week to rain on Skyfall's parade next week but I think Skyfall will have some strong legs especially with it's good word of mouth and will end strong. Lincoln should hopefully do well in the long run as it opens against Twilight next week. I'm really only looking forward to the acting in Lincoln though because I know the film will be historically inaccurate. At least we know Twilight is ending after this one, thank God.

    2 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  24. Ghostman

    @themoviefanatic The real question is if the Hobbit can overthrow Breaking Dawn Part 2 (which I'm sure will rule the rest of November).

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  25. Corey W.

    @themoviefanatic Sorry buddy. Skyfall will drop in just a few days with Twilight coming out. Twilight is going to dominate this weekend. It's already sold out at my theater the entire weekend, every showing.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  26. Corey W.

    Very well deserved.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Bond needs not to perform fantastically overall domestically. The movie is already at 518 million world wide and I wouldn't be surprised if it ends with 800 million. Subtract 40% the studio takes, and they have more than enough to be happy about

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. moviegeek

    @crypt Because they can predict usually within 2 or 3 percent the actual total based on Friday and Saturday alone (given the time of year, type of film, etc.) Actual numbers come in on Monday afternoon.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  29. Metalsfury

    BEATING FROM BOND! This is great to a 007 film top the Box Office especially one of this calibur. Hope Skyfall tops again but those teeny vamp-wolf flix have too many fans! Bond needs silver bullets and a handy Crucifix

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  30. JLBourne

    I really enjoyed Skyfall. I think its my favorite 007 movie ever.

    2 years agoby @jlbourneFlag

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