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'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History
MTV.COM ^ | 11/12/12 | Ryan J. Downey

Posted on 11/12/2012 11:45:55 PM PST by L.A.Justice

"Skyfall" landed with the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever, shaking (but not stirring) up $87.8 million at the domestic box office. The third entry in the series to feature Daniel Craig as 007 had already earned close to $300 million overseas before it hit North American theaters, and with no other films daring to go against it in wide release, the success of "Skyfall" was as assured as James Bond's skills with weapons and women.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; hollywood; jamesbond; moviereview; skyfall

1 posted on 11/12/2012 11:46:06 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice

I watched it in the IMAX theater.

It was better than “Quantum of Solace”.

About guns in the film...Was the rifle used by Eve, at the start of the movie, AR-15?
PPK that could only be used by Bond...Reminds me of a similar firearm in “Licence to Kill”.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:52:33 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: L.A.Justice
Skyfall
3 posted on 11/13/2012 12:53:38 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Unbelievable / Believable!)
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To: L.A.Justice

Saw it last night. It was good. He’s a good bond. Only had sex with 2 women, didnt see if he wore a condom... He’s good looking unless you think of Putin while you look at him, which ruins it.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 1:02:32 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: L.A.Justice

First movie in the Bond series to not have a companion book. In fact no book has been written in a few years. There are however books never made into movies. Hope it is good.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 1:31:37 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: L.A.Justice

I know nothing of Bond movies made in the last ten years, but I was really in hog heaven when my G-Sat ran ALL of the early Bond movies last month. I lost count of how many they ran, and repeated several times of the day over several weeks.


6 posted on 11/13/2012 1:56:44 AM PST by AlexW
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To: L.A.Justice
Saw it Sunday. Someone has to say it. Movie was bad. Daniel Craig is an awful bond. Virtually no character. Best part was listening the the title song by Adele in Imax during first 5 minutes.. Then it was all downhill.
7 posted on 11/13/2012 2:20:31 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: Yaelle
unless you think of Putin while you look at him, which ruins it.

I do and it does.

Admittedly I am the outlier here but I like Bond movies that are fun. Gadgets, smarmy remarks, fantastic scenery, fast cars (and women) all make the movie more fun though admittedly less realistic.

Connery was best but I liked Brosnan and I even came to enjoy Moore. Jill St John was a fave Bond gal along with Jane Seymour and a bunch of others.

I can watch Diamonds are Forever anytime. Dittos to Live and Let Die, Die Another Day, Goldeneye and a bunch of others.

When Craig came on board I tried to like him but he just doesn't do it for me. Same thing with the herky-jerky film style. Good Lord when will that style (that started I believe at Carnegie Mellon and the graduates who went on to do Hill Street Blues and that genre TV) of photography finally die?

Skyfall looks interesting but I won't go to see it. When it's out on BluRay I might get it.

8 posted on 11/13/2012 2:25:44 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6; All
oh my just caught this on the Sun article.

The big bellowing notes – that suit Adele’s gutsy voice to a tee – have drawn comparisons to Shirley Bassey’s 1971 hit Diamonds Are Forever.

But some fans of the films think the song plays it too safe by sticking to the original seventies template, and the modern Daniel Craig movies would be better suited to an edgier sound.

Ahhh...yes...Howsabout Taylor Swift? Or the Dawn gal from Pomplamoose? Or the Black Eyed Peas? Any of those would be GREAT....right.

9 posted on 11/13/2012 2:33:46 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6
Ahhh...yes...Howsabout Taylor Swift? Or the Dawn gal from Pomplamoose? Or the Black Eyed Peas? Any of those would be GREAT....right.

Duran Duran in A View to a Kill? I liked Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die.

10 posted on 11/13/2012 3:06:41 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: L.A.Justice
I have not seen the picture so have no first hand experience, but I have read this is a new more sensitive Bond with exploring his childhood as well as a scene that might be interpreted as sexually ambiguous. Freeper comments welcome from those who have seen the movie.
11 posted on 11/13/2012 3:46:48 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Yaelle

That funny. Always thought he looked like Putin. Putin’s also does risky sports.

Won’t be long before Putin outdoes James Bond with his outdoor adventures .


12 posted on 11/13/2012 3:55:13 AM PST by Morris70
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To: L.A.Justice

We saw it Friday night.

I liked it.

Daniel Craig is a different sort of Bond, but he’s believable enough. There are little bits tying him to the old bond plotlines, although I thought the vintage Aston Martin was a little over the top. Admittedly, they did work it into the plot in as believable a way as they probably could.

I thought the plot revealing a bit of his childhood was a good storyline, and the bit with Eve (I won’t reveal her last name for those who haven’t seen it) was also good.

Connery is my favorite, of course. I disliked Moore, especially the comedy they or he used, but I can still watch those Bond films. I didn’t even mind Dalton or Moore - each had a different take. The Bond character is complex enough that each actor can bring a different spin and still make it work, or at least they have so far.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 4:19:54 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: L.A.Justice

I see Daniel Craig as playing Charlie Brown, not Bond.

These latest Bond movies are nothing but brute force, blunt object fights and chases. There is no intelligence written into this Bond.....he’s just a dumb jock.

Fleming wrote Bond to be super-special, athletic, brilliant and charming all as one. That is why it was special to become a Double-0......you were not just a spy, you were the elite with a specific purpose and used only for the most intractible situations.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 4:24:31 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: L.A.Justice
saw it last night online... the end was worth it
15 posted on 11/13/2012 5:04:15 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: prisoner6
"...I like Bond movies that are fun. Gadgets, smarmy remarks, fantastic scenery, fast cars (and women) all make the movie more fun though admittedly less realistic.
Connery was best but I liked Brosnan and I even came to enjoy Moore. Jill St John was a fave Bond gal along with Jane Seymour and a bunch of others.
When Craig came on board I tried to like him but he just doesn't do it for me. Same thing with the herky-jerky film style. Good Lord when will that style (that started I believe at Carnegie Mellon and the graduates who went on to do Hill Street Blues and that genre TV) of photography finally die?
Skyfall looks interesting but I won't go to see it. When it's out on BluRay torrents I might get will DL it."

Agree with your main points. Connery was, of course, the ultimate Bond. Brosnan was/is my choice for #2. I thought he developed well into the franchise.
Hate the "herky-jerky" cinematography also. Craig has the potential, but I think he will be gone soon...one more I think and then its casting-call all over again.
(I am pushing for Jason Strahthan...Craig opened the doors for a 'shorter' Bond)

16 posted on 11/13/2012 5:04:45 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: prisoner6

“When Craig came on board I tried to like him but he just doesn’t do it for me. Same thing with the herky-jerky film style.”

The herky-jerky filming that you and I both detest is, thankfully, gone from this Bond film.

I couldn’t stand Craig when he became the new Bond. After seeing Skyfall last night I can honestly say it wasn’t Craig’s fault — he actually plays a good Bond — it was the bad writing and direction of his previous films, not him.

I thought Skyfall was pretty good.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 5:04:52 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: prisoner6
Oh, and this is the final 'Q' fr Lady Dench. The new 'M' looks interesting. John Cleese was a good stand-in; but, hate to say it, he is getting a bit long in the tooth.
The Franchise must go on..Replacements will be found.
18 posted on 11/13/2012 5:07:13 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan; All

I agree with Connery being the ultimate Bond, but I also like Brosnan. Craig is doing a good job as Bond. Moore was OK at the start, but at the end it was more of a comedy. Dalton was ahead of his time. The audience was not ready for a rough Bond. Couldn’t stand Lazenby..


19 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:04 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: L.A.Justice
Saw it Saturday and I loved it. Craig is a great Bond. Bond is a hired killer a mass murderer that we love to root for and I find that very interesting. It should not be something you take the kids to see.

I really like the darker, rougher Bond and I've always felt that the producers should have gone for an R rating and taken the franchise into strictly adult territory. I give this Bond five out of five stars!
20 posted on 11/13/2012 5:36:23 AM PST by The Louiswu (it's all downhilll from here!!!)
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To: L.A.Justice

The movie breaks from the Bond tradition in that the opening chase scene is not just a standalone, but is part of the rest of the story.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 6:02:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: L.A.Justice

I’m shocked, shocked, that people here admit to patronizing Hollyweird!

My idea of taking fight to the enemy is Not Giving Them a penny or a glass of water, ever.

Nothing. No HBO, Universal, NFL, NBA...Nothing.

Rediscover Life. Seems people here have hobbies, read and etc.

Why feed the beast? Starve the beast.


22 posted on 11/13/2012 6:16:57 AM PST by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: Mozilla

***There are however books never made into movies.***

There were quite a few books never made into movies. They merely used the title of a book as the basis for a script writer to write a modern script.

Dr NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE are about the only two movies based on the books.

Think of how STARSHIP TROOPERS (the movie) is different from Henlein’s book. The same with Ian Fleming’s BOND books.

Did anyone ever make a movie of the ISRAEL BOND spoof books of the 1960s?


23 posted on 11/13/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: chrisser
There are little bits tying him to the old bond plotlines, although I thought the vintage Aston Martin was a little over the top. Admittedly, they did work it into the plot in as believable a way as they probably could.

If you have seen Casino Royale, Bond won the car in a poker game in the Bahamas just a few years ago. It is a perfectly acceptable prop in the movie, although the gadgets added like the ejector seat et. al were from Goldfinger.

24 posted on 11/13/2012 8:16:08 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thanks. I had forgotten the role of the car in Casino Royale.

Makes sense to include it in Skyfall.


25 posted on 11/13/2012 8:40:13 AM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Truth29

Bond wasn’t ambiguous in that scene. He was tied to a chair and unable to move. It was the bad guy - Raoul Silva who demonstrated overt bisexuality. Javier Bardem played Silva to a perfect level of creepiness.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 12:19:47 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Tainan
Oh, and this is the final 'Q' fr Lady Dench.

At first, I wasn't sure what to make of Dench's casting as "M"...But, over the years, she has done a good job. Bernard Lee and Robert Brown...They had it easy as "M"...Dench played more active role than those two. Remember, in "World is Not Enough", "M" is captured by the female villain. In "Skyfall", "M" does play a big role.

27 posted on 11/13/2012 11:47:39 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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To: Mozilla
First movie in the Bond series to not have a companion book.

Some of Bond films had paperbacks based on screenplays..."Licence to Kill", "Goldeneye", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "World is Not Enough", and "Die Another Day"...

28 posted on 11/13/2012 11:54:33 PM PST by L.A.Justice
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