Skyfall tops $287 million worldwide

Michelle Clancy | 05-11-2012

James Bond fever is continuing globally, with Skyfall, the 23rd installment in the canon, topping the worldwide box office over the weekend, with a huge weekend gross of $156 million from 81 international markets. The film has not yet debuted in the United States, but its 10-day cumulative earnings now stand at $287 million, according to measurements from Rentrak.

"Skyfall continues at No. 1 worldwide," said Rentrak's president of theatrical worldwide, Ron Giambra. "Madagascar 3 crossed the $500 million mark internationally last week and Hotel Transylvania reached $100 million overseas this weekend."

In the U.S., Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's arcade game animated fantasy, took top earnings, bringing in $49.1 million. Flight ($25 million), Argo ($10.2 million), Man With the Iron Fists ($8.2 million) and Taken 2 ($6 million) round out the top 5.

The critically awaited debut of Cloud Atlas brought in $5.2 million for Warner Bros. domestically over the weekend.

The weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 4 November were compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services, which provide intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market.