Bond is back so hard you guys. Skyfall ended up making $90 Million in America over the last couple days, which puts it on track to make more unadjusted money than any previous Bond movie. Quantum of Solace, the current record-holder, topped out at $168, and that sounds pretty doable. In fact, it may be close to that next weekend.
|2||Wreck-It Ralph||$33,056,000 (-32.6)||$8,810||$93,690,000|
|5||Taken 2||$4,000,000 (-32.4)
|6||Here Comes the Boom||$2,550,000 (-27.7)||$1,248||$39,061,000|
|7||Cloud Atlas||$2,525,000 (-53.1)||$1,248||$22,712,000|
|8||Pitch Perfect||$2,504,000 (-18.3)||$1,800||$59,030,000|
|9||The Man With the Iron Fists||$2,490,000 (-68.5)||$1,330||$12,718,000|
|10||Hotel Transylvania||$2,350,000 (-46.7)||$916||$140,904,000|
Skyfall is also on pace to be the most successful James Bond film ever worldwide, as it is currently at $518 Million, and the current record holder, Casino Royale, is at $594 Million. It’s a big, big win. Though it should take a hit next weekend, it’s still only up against the new Twilight film and the Lincoln expansion, so the film should clear $200 Million domestically, and could get close to a billion worldwide. That, though, is a little harder to guestimate.
Otherwise, there’s not much to report. Flight held well enough and is on pace to do $70+ million, Argo is going to get over $100 Million, which would make it the most successful Ben Affleck-directed film. Wreck-It Ralph isn’t done yet, but $150+ Million is the likely end total. Here Comes the Boom has quietly made $40 Million, which is more than one might think and Pitch Perfect played, while Cloud Atlas died a quick and painful death.
Reality Check: I went a little low on Skyfall (though higher than many), as I thought there might be a lower ceiling. Otherwise, no embarrassments.
What did you watch this weekend?