CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — The latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” not only beat rivals at the box office this weekend, but also had the best North American opening for a Bond movie in the franchise’s 23-movie history.
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The film, starring Daniel Craig, raked in $87.8 million in ticket sales for its U.S. and Canadian debut this weekend, according to a Reuters report.
That tops the $67.5 million debut of 2008’s “Quantum of Solace,” formerly the franchise’s best opening, according to the Associated Press.
”Skyfall” has earned $518.6 million globally since opening in overseas theaters in late October, according to Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE) , its distributor, Reuters reported.
Domestically, the movie beat Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE:DIS) “Wreck-It Ralph,” which brought in $33.1 million this weekend, as well as “Flight,” the Denzel Washington drama from Paramount Pictures (NASDAQ:VIA) , which came in third at $15.1 million.