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Sam Mendes's film posts $287m worldwide in first 10 days and has already made half Casino Royale's total before Us release

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, is on course to be the series' highest-grossing film so far after breaking the UK seven-day box-office record and posting $287m (£180m) in its first 10 days across the globe.

The figures are all the more remarkable for Sam Mendes's film because the 23rd Bond adventure has not yet opened in the Us, the world's largest market, where it is due to arrive on 8 November. Nevertheless, Daniel Craig's third turn as 007 is already almost halfway to the $594m total posted by the British actor's debut, Casino Royale, in 2006 – the previous highest Bond gross.

Skyfall had made £37.2m in the UK in its first seven days – by Friday – to overtake previous record holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Its »

- Ben Child

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