‘Skyfall’ brings record Bond debut of $88.4M

LOS ANGELES — James Bond is cashing in at the box office.

“Skyfall,” the 23rd film featuring the British super-spy, pulled in a franchise-record $88.4 million in its U.S. debut, bringing its worldwide total to more than $500 million since it began rolling out overseas in late October.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Skyfall,” Sony, $88,364,714, 3,505 locations, $25,211 average, $90,564,714, one week.

2. “Wreck-It Ralph,” Disney, $33,012,796, 3,752 locations, $8,799 average, $93,647,405, two weeks.

3. “Flight,” Paramount, $14,785,097, 2,047 locations, $7,223 average, $47,455,396, two weeks.

4. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $6,617,229, 2,763 locations, $2,395 average, $85,583,187, five weeks.

5. “Taken 2,” Fox, $4,012,829, 2,487 locations, $1,614 average, $131,300,000, six weeks.

6. “Cloud Atlas,” Warner Bros., $2,658,250, 2,023 locations, $1,314 average, $22,844,956, three weeks.

7. “The Man With the Iron Fists,” Universal, $2,592,705, 1,872 locations, $1,385 average, $12,821,030, two weeks.

8. “Pitch Perfect,” Universal, $2,573,350, 1,391 locations, $1,850 average, $59,099,993, seven weeks.

9. “Here Comes the Boom,” Sony, $2,522,790, 2,044 locations, $1,234 average, $39,033,885, five weeks.

10. “Hotel Transylvania,” Sony, $2,400,226, 2,566 locations, $935 average, $140,954,208, seven weeks.

11. “Paranormal Activity 4,” Paramount, $1,980,033, 2,348 locations, $843 average, $52,600,612, four weeks.

12. “Sinister,” Summit, $1,524,448, 1,554 locations, $981 average, $46,578,686, five weeks.

13. “Silent Hill: Revelation,” Open Road Films, $1,300,137, 1,902 locations, $684 average, $16,383,406, three weeks.

14. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Summit, $1,132,924, 607 locations, $1,866 average, $14,614,770, eight weeks.

15. “Lincoln,” Disney, $944,308, 11 locations, $85,846 average, $904,308, one week.

16. “Alex Cross,” Summit, $911,973, 1,090 locations, $837 average, $24,603,042, four weeks.

17. “Fun Size,” Paramount, $757,223, 1,301 locations, $582 average, $8,800,336, three weeks.

18. “Looper,” Sony, $582,150, 491 locations, $1,186 average, $64,669,383, seven weeks.

19. “The Sessions,” Fox, $545,550, 128 locations, $4,262 average, $1,655,222, four weeks.

20. “Seven Psychopaths,” CBS Films, $404,812, 356 locations, $1,137 average, $14,098,469, five weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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