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‘Skyfall’ box office up to $96 mil overseas

James Bond has a license to print money in the U.K., France

Sony-MGM’s latest Bondpic “Skyfall” shows no sign of letting up, following its $83 million overseas debut from 25 markets. Through Monday, the film has cumed a hearty $96.6 million overseas.

The U.K. led the charge on Monday, by far, contributing a record-setting $6.8 million gross that day, for a local four-day tally of $39.3 million. “Skyfall” surpassed the previous Monday record in Blighty set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (at approximately $5.2 million).

France follows for “Skyfall,” with $12.8 million in four days, while Russia so far has contributed $9.2 million through Monday.

“Skyfall” scored No. 1 perfs in all of its debut territories last weekend. What’s more, the film already is outgrossing the previous Daniel Craig-starring Bond installments.

The two-week early international debut of “Skyfall” was timed to give the film more breathing room internationally before other year-end tentpoles like “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

Sony launches the Bond film Nov. 9 Stateside.

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