‘Skyfall’ to be released in China Jan. 21

Sony pic has cumed $953.8 million since opening a few months ago

“Skyfall” has been set for a Jan. 21 launch in China, nearly three months after the Bondpic rolled out in the U.K.

Sony confirmed the China debut Friday.

“Skyfall” has cumed $953.8 million worldwide with $275.1 million domestically and $678.7 million overseas, led by $158.4 million in the U.K., $77.1 million in Germany amd $56.8 million in France.

China is the final major market to open for “Skyfall.” Every other market launch in October and November, except for Japan, which opened Dec. 1.

The 22nd Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace,” grossed $21 million in China as part of its $417 million foreign gross.

As of Dec. 9, “Skyfall” became the highest-grossing pic ever for Sony and MGM — and is headed toward becoming the first-ever billion-dollar grosser for either studio. The 23rd James Bond film is a joint venture between Sony and MGM.

Sony launched the Bondpic internationally two weeks before the U.S., looking to capitalize on overseas holidays, as well as to distance the film from other tentpoles such as “Twilight” and “The Hobbit,” which bowed the weekend of Dec. 14 in 55 day-and-date territories.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading