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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Skyfall smashing box office records

Given that Skyfall has taken $77.7 million worldwide in its opening weekend, and that it doesn't open in America, easily the biggest market for the movie, until Nov 9th it looks like Skyfall may become the first Bond movie to cross the $600 million mark. The makers must be delighted and in the UK the film had the second biggest opening weekend in UK box-office history coming in second to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It's good new for the evergreen franchise and not only financially but critically too,with Skyfall gathering mostly positive reviews. It's a better movie that both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, and is arguably the first Daniel Craig Bond movie that actually feels like part of the long running franchise. Top marks to all concerned - we've still got that tougher edge, but instead of all that brooding we've now got a new Q and Moneypenny to provide the classic ingredients missing from the previous two Bond movies.

The franchise is now is fast forward with the next Bond adventure already being scheduled for 2014.

1 comment:

Love SMS said...

We saw it with loads of hope. The 1st 50 minutes is pure Bond; but after tht the movie sags...Sam Mendes v cleverly posted that "Train top fight shot clip" 2 months ago vetting the appetite of millions (and so million saw it and are watchingit - making millions for this movie); BUt really plainly speaking - The last 1 hour (In Skyfall Villa) are one of the most predictable ./ rather boring screenplays sequences. Dont get me wrong; DC as Bond is great / charming, but the movie is a Ripoff - we felt cheated, all of us infact who had gone..But one thing its much much better than QOS,