To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series, producers crafted Skyfall with some nostalgic touches that included bringing back 007's vintage car.
The film has a throwback feel with the use of dynamite and improvised weapons as Bond, skillfully portrayed by Daniel Craig, his boss M, and an old codger from 007's past fight off a small army of men led by an unstable former agent. Javier Bardem's character is seeking revenge against his former boss--British spymaster M, portrayed by Dame Judi Dench.
Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie, shattered the U.S. weekend record for the successful franchise, debuting with $87.8 million at the box office. The film has earned $586 million worldwide.
Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony said, "It's quite a testament to Bond. What a great anniversary present."
Rounding out the Top 5 box office hit: #2 Wreck-it-Ralph ($33 million), #3 Flight ($15.1 million), #4 Argo ($6.7 million), #5 Taken ($4 million).
Check out the Skyfall trailer below:
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