Monday, April 22, 2024

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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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