James Bond is back, and in lucrative fashion. The latest Bond installment named “Skyfall” raked in $90 million in its first weekend domestically, a franchise record collection.
“Skyfall” released early in foreign markets, and totals have already reached nearly $450 million overseas.
This gives “Skyfall” a whopping total of $518,600,000 million at the box office, and that’s sure to keep climbing at a rapid pace.
The films production budget was $200 million, which now looks measly in comparison to strong returns. The film has captured positive remarks from critics and fans around the world.
“Skyfall” is sitting at a strong 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the general consensus agreeing: “Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date.”
For Daniel Craig this confirms his solid work as the James Bond character. In 2006 “Casino Royale” finished with a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, while his next adventure in 2008 “Quantum of Solace” finished with a poor 64%
The third go-around for Craig seems to be the charm. “Skyfall” has already doubled “Casino Royale” which opened to only $40 million, and crushed “Quantum of Solace” which opened with $67 million.
“Skyfall” is well on its way to becoming a billion dollar grosser around the world, as Daniel Craig further solidifies he’s the right man for the job.