Saturday, January 19, 2013

Skyfall's New Record

This past weekend Skyfall's international gross stood at $1,032,849,015.

This puts it just ahead of Thunderball's gross of $141.2 million, if it were adjusted for 1965 dollars (around $1.03 billion) - and makes Skyfall now the biggest global earner the series has ever had in these terms.1

Meanwhile the tenth weekend brought the film's American gross up to $299.35 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period. It will likely hit the $300 million milestone today or tomorrow, and clearly breach it this weekend.

Where series history is concerned, Skyfall has just about run out of records to break. As for its place in the cinematic history of the past year, it is presently the year's third-biggest grosser, but likely to wind up at the fourth position when the films of 2012 have all left - not so impressive as some earlier Bond films, but not bad at all given that this was also the year of the Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit, which has the momentum to claim at least the #3 spot.

1. Those interested in reading a bit about the ins and outs of adjusting grosses for inflation (other methods exist) can check out this discussion at Box Office Mojo.

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