When most box office reports are released, they generally start with what the movie made in the United States, using that as the benchmark for what kind of business a film will do. Afterwards, there might be some mention of how there were also a lot of folks who saw a particular picture around the world, thereby bumping the total revenue for the movie up even further.
It would be nice to be able to do that for Skyfall, but unfortunately, it hasn’t even been released in North America.
However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t already an enormous smash. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is expected to clear $100 million in revenue by Thursday — and it hasn’t even been shown in the world’s biggest film market yet. Starting with a premiere in London last week, Skyfall has raked in dough throughout the rest of the world, including the UK, Russia, South Korea and Brazil.
This is a fairly unprecedented overseas take, although Skyfall’s release is rather unusual. It’s the 5oth anniversary of Bond movies, so it’s only fair that 007 should have been first seen in his native country. You won’t have long to wait if you’re anxious to see what all the fuss is about. Skyfall will be out in North America on Nov. 8 in IMAX and Nov. 9 on regular screens.