'Skyfall' Off to a Red-Hot Start Overseas

Sam Mendes’ Skyfall doesn’t open in the U.S. for another couple of weeks, and it’s already a smash hit. 
 
How? Because the 23rd James Bond movie opened in the UK (and an additional 24 international markets) and posted an impressive $77.7 million gross. 
 
According to reports, the sequel opened in first place in every major international market. In England, it notched $32.4M, meaning if that number holds, it will be the second-largest opening in UK history after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
 
That’s tremendous news for Sony, which plans to open Skyfall in the States on Nov. 9. Reviews have been off-the-charts positive for Daniel Craig’s third stint in 007’s tuxedo. And while competition for box-office dollars will intensify as movies like Flight and Lincoln start to roll out, the tentpole crowd should flock to Skyfall, which will be available in 2D and IMAX.
 
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