“Skyfall” lived up to expectations that it would premiere to the highest numbers in the history of the Bond franchise. The film grossed a whopping $30.8 million Friday, establishing a $33 million gross with Thursday’s screenings included.
With that $33 million already in the bag, “Skyfall” should be set to cross the $80 million mark, as had been projected by industry analysts.
2008 predecessor “Quantum of Solace” garnered $27 million in its Friday debut en route to a $67.5 million weekend. “Casino Royale,” the first to star Daniel Craig in the iconic Bond role, earned $14.7 million in its opening Friday, cruising to $40.8 million for the full weekend.