Home Movies James Bond “Skyfall” Circles $100 Mil Abroad

James Bond– thwarted in the US to premiere this week but he’s kicking butt around the world. “Skyfall” is now circling $100 million from the box office in nine countries including Russia, France and Brazil and of course the United Kingdom. The 23rd James Bond film doesn’t open in the US until November 9th. But following the pattern of many big budget films this year like “The Avengers” and “Battleship,” “Skyfall” is hedging its bets by avoiding too much exposure here and getting its money in quickly. No need to bypass the US though — the press loves “Skyfall” and reviews are the best for any James Bond in the last generation.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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