Buzz at the Box Office: 'Skyfall' Soars, 'Iron Fists' Falls (VIDEO)
Buoyed by positive reviews and an international haul that is quickly reaching record numbers, the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, won the weekend’s box office with a gross of $87.8 million dollars.
With a domestic total of $90 million, the film’s worldwide grosses have already reached $518.6 million -- making it not only the biggest opening ever for a Bond film, but sets the stage for the biggest international gross in the series' history as well.
In the No. 2 spot, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph scored another $33 million in receipts, bringing its total to $93.6 million after just two weeks.
With a reported cost of just $31 million, Robert Zemeckis’ Flight continues to perform modestly well, bringing in $15.1 million for a total of $47.7 million to date.
Ben Affleck’s Argo remains strong even after five weeks, earning another $6.7 million in revenues. The film has almost doubled its $44.5 million budget, and its domestic haul to date is in excess of $85.7 million.
And Taken 2, Liam Neeson’s latest ass-kicker, took in $4 million, landing it at the Number 5 spot.
Meanwhile, RZA’s martial arts opus The Man With the Iron Fists dropped to No. 9 with a box office take of almost $2.5 million. The film earned $12.7 million to date.