'Skyfall' Most Successful James Bond Debut Ever

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond series, producers crafted Skyfall with some nostalgic touches that included bringing back 007's vintage car.

The film has a throwback feel with the use of dynamite and improvised weapons as Bond, skillfully portrayed by Daniel Craig, his boss M, and an old codger from 007's past fight off a small army of men led by an unstable former agent.   Javier Bardem's character is seeking revenge against his former boss--British spymaster M, portrayed by Dame Judi Dench.

Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie, shattered the U.S. weekend record for the successful franchise, debuting with $87.8 million at the box office.  The film has earned $586 million worldwide.

Rory Bruer, head of distribution at Sony said, "It's quite a testament to Bond.  What a great anniversary present."

Rounding out the Top 5 box office hit:  #2 Wreck-it-Ralph ($33 million), #3 Flight ($15.1 million), #4 Argo ($6.7 million), #5 Taken ($4 million).

Check out the Skyfall trailer below:

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