'Skyfall' holds #2 at US box-office, adds another $36m this weekend
"Skyfall" easily kept its #2 position at the US box-office this Thanksgiving holiday with an amazing take of $36m for the standard 3-day weekend, its third on release. To put things in to perspective, that's almost how much "Casino Royale" made in its opening weekend, and "Skyfall"s 3rd weekend ranks #6 on the 'all-time 3rd weekend' list at the domestic box-office, just pipping the "The Dark Knight Rises".
Its third weekend was a drop of just 12% on the previous week, compared to "Twilight" which shed almost 70% of its audience in its second week. Only $5m stands between the total takes "Skyfall" and "Breaking Dawn Part 2", so it will be interesting to see which franchise has the stronger legs as the screen counts decrease.
"Skyfall" also enjoyed a great start to this past week, taking $4.0, $5.6m and $7.4m on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Over the longer 5-day holiday period, "Skyfall" racked up $55.1m taking its domestic total to $221.7m.
Industry watchers expect its total will surpass $270m in the end to overtake Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" and will become the 4th or 5th highest grossing film of the year in USA & Canada.
"Skyfall" already holds the worldwide box-office record for the 007 franchise, but when taking inflation in to account, it still has a few more rungs on the ladder to climb. With Japan and China still to open, "Skyfall" will easily overtake "Live And Let Die" for the #3 all-time spot. Next stop: Goldfinger.
007 Box-Office Inflation Adjusted 2012
1. $1,037,291,060.32 - Thunderball
2. $932,346,267.74 - Goldfinger
3. $843,280,463.96 - Live And Let Die
4. $790,120,000.00 - Skyfall
(as of November 24th 2012)
5. $773,204,227.54 - You Only Live Twice
6. $707,967,950.50 - The Spy Who Loved Me
7. $687,348,781.40 - Casino Royale
8. $670,341,133.13 - Moonraker
9. $662,795,358.02 - Diamonds Are Forever
10. $629,928,504.77 - Quantum Of Solace
Thanks to `Samuel001` for the alert. Discuss this news here...