'Skyfall' tops half-billion dollars at the box office

November 12, 2012, 4:10 pm Mark Hughes Forbes

Two weeks into its box office run the new James Bond has already surpassed $500 million in sales.

It’s one for the history books, folks. The newest James Bond movie, Skyfall, has already surpassed $500 million in total global box office after just two weeks in release (and less than that in wide release). It appears only a week away from becoming the highest-grossing Bond film in history, and is right now already less than $2 million away from having the all-time highest international box office for a 007 feature.

It’s currently the third-highest grossing movie in the franchise, after a remarkable nearly $90 million opening weekend in North America that easily set the record for the largest Bond opening ever.

Skyfall is now has the ninth largest box office of 2012, and will probably fairly easily move up to at least sixth place by the time its run ends. If the foreign box office continues to dazzle as it has so far, the film could potentially even reach third place worldwide (and that’s not as unlikely as some might suspect).

It’s a well-deserved box office success, since this is easily one of the best James Bond movies you’ll ever see.

That’s a heckuva way to honour 50 years in cinema, Mr. Bond!

See the latest Skyfall traier at Yahoo7 Movies

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