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James Bond may be celebrating his 50th anniversary on the big screen, but the performance of "Skyfall" this weekend in the U.S. is a clear indicator some franchises just get better with age. Opening four years after "Quantum of Solace," the Sam Mendes-directed "Skyfall" grossed a mammoth $87.8 million for the weekend.  Including IMAX screenings on Thursday, "Skyfall" has made $90 million to date.  That handily beats "Solace's" $67.5 million which was the franchise's largest opening before "Skyfall."  Daniel Craig's third go-around as the iconic spy, the critically acclaimed thriller opened a few weeks ago across most of Europe and has »

- Gregory Ellwood

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