Sony Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Skyfall opened overseas in 25 markets and grossed a staggering USD$77.7 million, debuting at #1 everywhere.
In the UK, the film opened to an enormous estimated USD$32.4 million (£20.1), smashing the all-time Saturday attendance record. This is the biggest opening of 2012 and the 2nd biggest Friday-to-Sunday opening weekend in history in the UK, behind just the 3D Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The UK launch was 76% bigger than Daniel Craig’s first turn as 007, Casino Royale, and 30% bigger than Quantum Of Solace.
KOREA managed to take an gigantic 49% of the market, grossing USD$6.1 million, which was more than triple Casino Royale’s opening and 58% more than Quantum Of Solace’s opening Fri-Sun (22% more than Quantum Of Solace’s entire 4-day opening).
RUSSIA opened to USD$8.6 million, beating Casino Royale’s first weekend by 171% and Quantum Of Solace’s by 58%.
BRAZIL launched with a huge USD$3.2 million, the biggest Bond ever there, beating Casino Royale’s opening by 130% and Quantum Of Solace’s by 37%.
NORWAY opened to USD$2.7 million, capturing well over 65% of the entire market and besting the opening of Casino Royale by 52% and Quantum Of Solace by 15%. SWEDEN launched with a huge USD$2.6 million, the biggest opening of 2012, 27% bigger than the opening of Casino Royale, and just 4% less than Quantum Of Solace, which opened during a national holiday. DENMARK also opened to USD$2.6 million, the biggest non-3D opening ever there, beating Casino Royale by 23% and Quantum Of Solace by 30%. POLAND bowed with USD$2.5 million, more than tripling the opening weekend of Casino Royale and besting Quantum Of Solace by 67%. FINLAND earned a huge USD$1.5 million, the biggest opening in history there excluding previews, beating Casino Royale’s bow by 82% and Quantum Of Solace’s by 23%.
Skyfall opens in the US on November 9 and Australia on November 22.