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'Skyfall' already setting records

By Jon Hall,
Bond takes in huge haul despite not being available in the U.S.

Even though the much anticipated Skyfall has yet to have its United States debut, the film is already setting records internationally. The film's success overseas has smashed both opening weekends for the prior two Bond films Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

According to the Huffington Post, the latest Bond film took in $156 million this weekend alone. This brings its revenue to $287 million. Not bad for a movie that opened 10 days ago.

Skyfall's opening is currently over 70 percent bigger than Quantum of Solace and 80 percent bigger than Casino Royale. Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing International has been reeling on the success of the film. The company has made $2.16 billion this year, breaking the record for its most successful year since 2009.

According to Deadline, Skyfall has broken another record. The film has broken the largest seven-day gross record at $59.86 million, beating the previous record held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 that took in $57.4 million.

James Bond is set to cross into the US this week, on November 9. Skyfall advance tickets for the midnight showing are already selling wildly nationwide. You can watch a trailer for the latest James Bond below.

 
 

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