‘Skyfall’ continues surge overseas

Latest Bond film notches $156 million weekend

Sony-MGM’s “Skyfall” snuffed the competition during its second overseas outing, grossing a whopping $156 million from 81 markets (including 53 bows) over the Nov. 2-4 weekend for a $287 million international cume.

The 23rd James Bond film, from director Sam Mendes, did its best work in the U.K., where it notched more than $25 million, falling just 21% in its soph sesh. The pic stands as the biggest 10-day grosser in Blighty, at $85.5 million.

Germany, meanwhile, brought Bond $23.9 million in four days — the biggest Teuton preem this year. The soph-sesh total in France of $14.4 million (down 20%) provided a local cume of $30 million; in Italy, “Skyfall” opened to nearly $8 million.

Sony released the Bondpic early in the U.K. to take advantage of the midterm school holidays. The distrib also timed bows throughout Western Europe and parts of Latin America to coincide with All Saints Day. “Skyfall” already is far outpacing its two predecessors overseas.

The pic fell less than 50% in all major holdover markets — and held best in the U.K., France and Brazil, where it dropped just 5% in its second frame, which earned $3.4 million.

The staunch overseas holds bode well for “Skyfall” in the States. The pic launched nationwide Nov. 9, with an exclusive Imax preview the previous day. Stateside debut expectations for the pic are sky-high, with the studios hoping to better than the domestic opening of “Quantum of Solace” ($68 million), the second Daniel Craig-starring Bondpic. (The first, “Casino Royale,” bowed to $41 million.)

Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” kicked off internationally in six countries (including Mexico and Russia), and totaled $12 million. Pic expands to China in its second frame.

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