Skip to comments.'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History
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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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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The big bellowing notes that suit Adeles gutsy voice to a tee have drawn comparisons to Shirley Basseys 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.
Duran Duran in A View to a Kill? I liked Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die.
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 .
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.
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.
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)
“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.
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..
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.
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.
***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?
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.
Thanks. I had forgotten the role of the car in Casino Royale.
Makes sense to include it in Skyfall.
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.
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.
Some of Bond films had paperbacks based on screenplays..."Licence to Kill", "Goldeneye", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "World is Not Enough", and "Die Another Day"...