Tuesday, June 25, 2024

UPDATE: “Skyfall” Biggest James Bond Movie Opening Ever


UPDATE: “Skyfall” took in $87.8 million from Friday, making it $90 mil total since the IMAX showings on Thursday. I love Daniel Craig saying he’d like to get out of his contract or something to that effect. Very funny. He just wants a bigger cut going forward. He’ll get it. And Sam Mendes? See below that he told us he’s “considering” a return for Bond 24 and/or 25. By the time he’s done he’ll be able to fund all the productions he wants at the Donmar Warehouse.

Earlier: Yes, yes. “Skyfall” did open to $30.8 million on Friday making it the biggest opening night ever for a James Bond movie. It now has $33 million in the bank counting Thursday IMAX sales. By Sunday night, “Skyfall” could have $70 million in total or more, assuring it of its place as the number 1 Bond film of all time. Director Sam Mendes told our Leah Sydney he’s “thinking about” directing Bond 24 and 25, but after this — “Skyfall” will have more than $400 mil worldwide on Monday– I’m sure the producers will want him back for at least one of the next ones. And how about Adele? Anyway, maybe Judi Dench can be persuaded to come back, too, now that she’s a “Bond girl.”





Roger Friedman
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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. 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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