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'Skyfall' takes an amazing $7.2m in the USA on a Tuesday

15-Nov-2012 • Skyfall

Many industry watchers may have thought Monday's record $11m haul for "Skyfall" was a blip due to the Veteran's Day holiday, but that has typically been a week day at the box-office in recent years.

"Skyfall" racked up another $7.2m the day after on Tuesday, smashing records again, and putting any 'blip' concerns to bed.

The previous best was held by "Quantum of Solace" (narrowly pipping 2002's "Die Another Day") with $4m on its first Tuesday of release in the USA and Canada.

If "Skyfall" performs like "Quantum", it will do 2.5 times its opening weekend over its complete release in the USA, which would put it on target for a $220m haul domestically, which would smash the all time Bond franchise record. Taking inflation in to account, it would put it above "Moonraker" in to 4th place all time behind "Thunderball", "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice".

Due in part to poor word of mouth, "Quantum" only stuck around in theaters for two months, whereas "Casino" has an impressively long tail, staying open for twice as long.

Should "Skyfall" perform like "Casino Royale" in the USA, which quadrupled its opening weekend take over its total run, it would make an astronomical $368m domestically and be on course for $1b worldwide.

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