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Box Office Report: 'Skyfall' Runs Up $12.75 Million for Imax on Opening Weekend

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The North American debut of the Daniel Craig-starring tentpole marked the best-ever opening for the giant screen exhibitor outside of the summer months.

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Skyfall brought in $12.75 million in opening weekend box office for giant screen exhibitor Imax, from 320 North American dates.

The weekend gross, with a per-screen average of $40,000, marked Imax’s best-ever domestic opening for a film outside of the summer months.

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Overall, Skyfall took in an estimated $87.8 million this weekend at the domestic box office for EON Productions, MGM Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Imax earlier opened Skyfall overseas, with the 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise grossing an estimated $2.7 million in 127 large format theatres internationally this weekend.

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Overseas, Imax said it has brought in $14.5 million in box office for the Daniel Craig-starrer after 17 days of international release.

"Bond is back in a big way," Greg Foster, chairman and president of Imax Filmed Entertainment, declared in a statement Monday.