BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Skyfall’ Opens Big with $87.8 Million

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ finished in second place with $33 million, and ‘Flight’ takes third place with $15.1 million.
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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Skyfall’ Opens Big with $87.8 Million

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:

1
$87.8 millionSkyfall
96%
Users
124 reviews
92%
Tomatoes
294 reviews
2
$33.05 millionWreck-It Ralph
99%
Users
76 reviews
86%
Tomatoes
163 reviews
3
$15.1 millionFlight
99%
Users
62 reviews
78%
Tomatoes
212 reviews
4
$6.7 millionArgo
99%
Users
72 reviews
96%
Tomatoes
262 reviews
5
$4 millionTaken 2
77%
Users
72 reviews
21%
Tomatoes
163 reviews
6
$2.55 millionHere Comes the Boom
79%
Users
28 reviews
38%
Tomatoes
89 reviews
7
$2.52 millionCloud Atlas
89%
Users
51 reviews
67%
Tomatoes
239 reviews
8
$2.50 millionPitch Perfect
92%
Users
91 reviews
81%
Tomatoes
134 reviews
9

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  • syndicate • 3 years ago

    It is just sad with Skyfall being no. 1, it still DID NOT kick The Man With The Iron Fists off the top 10 list. This coming weekend it really needs to do that to The Man With The Iron Fists and the new Twilight movie.

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    • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

      @corey -- Four comments in a row? Damn. They don't call you the comment whor* for nothing.

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      • crypt • 3 years ago

        @moviegeek Oh so those aren't even 100% accurate? Lame. They should just wait a day.

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        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

          Pretty fantastic weekend all around.

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          • dark-env • 3 years ago

            @shuabert historically inaccurate in the sense that it will just be out to make Lincoln look like a hero when in reality if you know the history he wasn't. Don't get me wrong I'm excited for the film because I know DDL will give an amazing performance and it's a Spielberg film but as someone who's studied Lincoln's history I know they won't be telling the whole story because it will actually make Lincoln look like a bad guy. That's all I'm saying

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            • moviegeek • 3 years ago

              @jayaottley Nope. won't happen. Rise will struggle to hit $40 in it's 3-day frame.

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              • corey • 3 years ago

                @jayaottley I don't think Rise of the Guardians will dethrone Twilight. Doesn't appeal much to kids or adults too much. Wreck-It Ralph is gonna be the reason parents take their kids to the movies for a while.

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                • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                  @jayaottley Interesting point you've made there. I think so as well that The Hobbit will reign on top in the box office.

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                  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                    @ghostman I don't see why The Hobbit movie wouldn't able to overthrow Breaking Dawn part 2.

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                    • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                      @corey Hmm, that sounds lke pretty bad news for Skyfall, if that is the case. I had hoped that Skyfall would do better in the box office then it likely will.

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                      • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                        @moviegeek@corey ... What about thoughts of Breaking Dawn Pt.2 being knocked off the top spot in its 2nd weekend by Rise Of The Guardians?

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                        • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                          @corey Ahhh completely forgot about Les Miserables, we get both that and Django in Jan 2013, unfortunately which sucks.

                          Django will do well because its Tarantino and well Life of Pi does look visually amazing and the book does have quite a following but then again Les Miserables has an even bigger following.

                          But ideally I meant as in terms that have created a reputation before their box office release dates, but The Hobbit does have that gap to dominate and rake its box office during that time.

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                          • moviegeek • 3 years ago

                            @corey I think we'll see the Hobbit open around $120 million opening weekend and then the next week during Christmas reign with still around $65. Les Mis will post maybe $25ish on an opening weekend (since it comes out on Xmas Day). Django about the same. The Hobbit should dominate till mid-January. I think This is 40 will underwhelm.

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                            • corey • 3 years ago

                              @jayaottley Your point is invalid also. You are saying that Skyfall and Twilight have no competition the weekend of their release but the Hobbit doesn't have competition either, where it comes out 11 days before Unchained, Les Mis, and Christmas Day threats. So, you have to take in to consideration that The Hobbit doesn't have much against it either when it's released.

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                              • corey • 3 years ago

                                As for Life of Pi, I'm almost positive that isn't even getting a full wide-release. That will no way shape or form be a box-office threat.

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                                • corey • 3 years ago

                                  @jayaottley Not to mention The Hobbit comes out ten days before that anyway. Even when Django Unchained comes out Christmas Day I don't think it'll be the big competition. Les Mis is going to own Christmas week.

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                                  • corey • 3 years ago

                                    @jayaottley I really don't see Django Unchained and Life of Pi being box-office threats. I think Les Miserables and This is 40 will receive better. I'm sure Django Unchained will do well, but a box-office threat against The Hobbit? No way.

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                                    • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                                      @ghostman@corey & @themoviefanatic

                                      Let's not forget to take into consideration that Skyfall & Breaking Dawn Pt.2 ideally have no grand competition on a big scale.

                                      While The Hobbit has to battle it out for box office glory against Django Unchained & Life Of Pi, despite The Hobbit will reign on top.

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                                      • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                                        @corey Pretty much the same here, but Skyfall broke records in our cinema with the most admits ever in a singular day 14k plus.

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                                        • shuabert • 3 years ago

                                          @ghostman IGN said each Bond that has come out has made more than the one before it.

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