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‘Skyfall’ Adds Another $156M in Second Week at Overseas Box Office

That brings the overseas total for the 23rd film in the James Bond series to $287 million after just 10 days

"Skyfall," the 23rd film in the James Bond series, grossed a staggering $156 million abroad this weekend, bringing the overseas total to $287 million after just 10 days. 

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Sony will open “Skyfall” in the U.S. on Nov. 9.

The next biggest overseas earner was Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 4," according to box office tracking service Rentrak. The low-budget horror film took in $14.3 million from 32 markets, raising its overall foreign gross to $68 million and its worldwide total to $118 million. Sony's animated "Hotel Transylvania" tacked on another $13.7 million from 51 territories, to up its overall overseas gross to $115 million, $252 million worldwide. Disney's "Wreck-It Ralph" got off to good start, drawing $12 million from seven markets.

With the success of "Skyfall," Sony Pictures Releasing International has posted its all-time biggest year at $2.16 billion, topping the previous best $2.14 billion in 2009. Worldwide, Sony is at $3.6 billion and steaming toward $4 billion.

"Skyfall" opened with a huge $23.9 million in Germany, which was the biggest opening of 2012, and 77% bigger than the opening of "Quantum of Solace" and 88% bigger than "Casino Royale," the last two Bond films. It launched in Italy with $7.9 million, which was the biggest opening of a Hollywood film this year.

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The Imax results continued to be spectacular. "Skyfall" brought in $4.3 million in 132 locations over 36 territories, or $33,000 per screen. For the second consecutive week, "Skyfall" posted the best international non-summer/non-holiday opening weekend ever on Imax. The overall Imax gross for "Skyfall" after 10 days is $10 million.

“Skyfall” stars Daniel Craig as 007. Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road”) directs a cast that includes Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.

Sony's markets earned an estimated $139 million for the weekend and MGM’s licensees did an estimated $17 million.






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