Box Office Report: 'Skyfall' Crosses $100 Million in North America

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“You are literally only getting one setup every four or five hours and having to work around the local train timetable, and it was 110 degrees,” Mendes notes. “That’s where Daniel’s real heroism came in: He was on top of the train in a suit, attached by a wire.” With all the takes, he needed “something like 30 different versions of the same gray suit” in different states of disrepair, Mendes laughs. “And these were very fine suits!”

The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise surpasses the benchmark after only four days in nationwide release.

Sam Mendes' Skyfall grossed a healthy $11.3 million on Monday -- Veteran's Day -- boosting its domestic cume to $101.9 million after only four days in nationwide release.

From EON Productions, MGM and Sony, the 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise brings back Daniel Craig as 007 for a third time.

Skyfall opened in North America on Thursday in select IMAX and other large-format theaters, grossing $2.2 million. Debuting everywhere on Friday, the movie grossed $88.4 million for the weekend -- easily the top domestic opening for a Bond pic, not accounting for inflation.

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Skyfall is doing massive business overseas, where it has earned north of $430 million since rolling out two weeks ago.

The movie is certain to surpass the $576.1 million earned by Quantum of Solace and the $599.2 million grossed by Casino Royale in their entire worldwide runs.

Skyfall has generated stellar numbers for IMAX theaters, which have sold north of $30 million in tickets globally.

This time out, cinema's most famous spy must save both M -- again played by Judi Dench -- and MI6 from former operative-turned-villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). The movie also stars Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Lim Marlohe and Albert Finney.