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Casino Royale” proved to be the highest grossing Bond film of all time with $594 million in receipts worldwide six years ago. Will “Skyfall” beat that record within three week of its domestic bow? After wrecking international crowds with $320 million as of last Wednesday (becoming the biggest Bond in U.K. history), this massive first weekend American gross of $87.8 million bumped “Skyfall” numbers over $500 million today. That's $518 million in 17 days for the best November debut for a film that's not a 'Potter' or 'Twilight' film. Not too shabby. This opening obliterates the franchise record set by “Quantum Of Solace,” which collected $67 million worth of spy-lovers’ cash four years ago. Word of mouth is decidedly stronger for “Skyfall” than 'Solace,' and with a more expansive international market and a lower budget compared to its predecessors, "Skyfall" will likely »

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