According to a statement provided by Columbia Pictures, Skyfall holds the record for the biggest opening ever for a James Bond film, outpacing 2008's Quantum of Solace – as well as the fifth-best launch all-time for a Columbia Pictures title, ahead of 2002's Spider-Man.
Internationally, Skyfall took in $156 million over the weekend bringing its overseas total to $287 million. The film opens in North America on Friday, November 9.
Here in the Philippines, the highest box-office receipts were led by SM Mall of Asia (P4.68-M), Trinoma (P4.52-M) and Power Plant (P3.56-M).
Not to be outdone are SM North EDSA (P3.11-M), Newport (P3.06-M), Greenbelt 3 (P2.87-M), SM Megamall, (P2.71-M), Glorietta 4 (P2.51-M), SM Cebu (P2.36-M) and Eastwood (P2.33-M).
Completing the Top 20 cinemas are Alabang Town Center (P2.20-M), Shang Cineplex (P1.59-M), Greenhills (P1.56-M), SM Lanang Davao (P1.52-M), Gateway (P1.40-M), SM Southmall (P1.33-M), Ayala Cebu (P1.28-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P1.14-M), Festival (P1.13-M) and Robinsons Ermita (P1.11-M).
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd installment of the longest-running film franchise in history. In the film, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and several undercover agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked, forcing M to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows, following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to be revealed.
Now playing across the Philippines in IMAX, Digital 2D and regular theaters, Skyfall is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.