Japan opens for 'Skyfall' business with $6m weekend
James Bond fans in Japan finally got their slice of 007 action this weekend as "Skyfall" bowed across the country, in the penultimate major territory to open.
The debut two-day weekend for Daniel Craig's third turn as 007 scooped an estimated 455 million yen ($5.5 million) in the country.
"Skyfall" opened on 584 screens (355 subtitled, 229 for dubbed) and saw 252,000 admissions on Saturday and 147,000 on Sunday.
Its performance was 69% better than "Casino Royale" and 49 % bigger than "Quantum of Solace".
It is expected that Japan will contribute approximately $20m-$25m to the global total which currently stands at $869m.
Industry experts project "Skyfall" will pass $950 worldwide before the film opens in China in February 2013, which could push the already record breaking film over the $1b mark.
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