11 November 2012 7:51 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There was no doubt James Bond's 23rd outing was going to make a big splash at the domestic box-office after Skyfall lit up the international scene and took to 3,505 theaters stateside, but how big it would go was a big of a question mark. The largest opening ever for a Bond film was $67.5 million from Quantum of Solace, but you can kiss that record good bye by more than $20 million as Skyfall brought in a massive $87.8 million this weekend, $13.1 million of which came from IMAX screenings, which doesn't include an additional $2.2 million from Thursday night screenings. Skyfall also earned an impressive "A" Cinemascore, which means this one is going to have long legs, and at this point the only question is to wonder "How long?" Looking over Laremy's predictions from Thursday, he was a bit low with his $78.2 million prediction, but moving down to reader predictions and Phil Dunphy was »

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