Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Skyfall" grosses franchise record $87.8 million, "Lincoln" huge in 11 theaters

One of the holiday season's biggest films was released this weekend coming in the form of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film. This film was the most successful since The Dark Knight Rises in July grossing a franchise record $87.8 million along with an A Cinemascore. That gross is more than twice Casino Royale's 2006 debut and $20 million more than Quantum of Solace. Bond will have great legs as it is the only major action film in the next month (sorry Red Dawn fans) and it is seeming to attract all kinds of people. It could hit $250 million at the domestic box office if it holds well.

Another major feat occurred t[his weekend as Skyfall has now passed $500 million worldwide. That is a massive total and the $200 million film is sure to recoup its budget and possibly hit somewhere around $800 million. That is a massive total and the highest for a Bond film. The film will likely pass Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale by next weekend.

In second place, Disney's Wreck-It Ralph grossed $33 million. That is a good hold, not great but good. It was a little lower than my projection but it should hold well in the following weeks until Rise of the Guardians. It has now grossed $93 million domestically. Paramount's Flight finished 3rd with a $15 million weekend. That is a good hold for an R-rated drama but nothing compared to Argo's hold in October. The A- Cinemascore didn't help Flight as much. In fourth was Affleck's drama, which took a harder hit than in previous weeks grossing only $6.7 million. The R-rated drama has now grossed $85.7 million. In fifth place, Taken 2 took in another $4 million.

In limited release, Steven Spielberg's Oscar-buzzed drama Lincoln grossed $900,000 in 11 theaters. That adds up to a marvelous $81, 818 per theater. Lincoln goes wide next week so we'll see how it goes.

Next weekend is bound to be a big one. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2 opens and so does Lincoln for non-Twilight fans. This weekend's total gross was around $160 million.



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