11 November 2012 12:35 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

After doing tremendous business overseas in the past two weeks, Skyfall definitely did not disappoint in its domestic debut this weekend. The 23rd James Bond movie scored an outstanding $88.4 million, which is a new opening weekend record for the 50-year-old franchise. This helped push the Top 12 to $163 million, which is up 29 percent over the same period last year.Skyfall's opening crushed Quantum of Solace's $67.5 million, which was the previous Bond record. It was also double Casino Royale's $40.8 million debut, which was star Daniel Craig's first outing as the infamous spy. The debut ranks fourth on the year behind The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games, and it ranks seventh all-time in November behind two Twilight movies and four Harry Potter flicks. Including $2.2 million from Thursday's IMAX/premium-large-format showings, the movie has already earned $90.6 million total. Skyfall was always poised to have an impressive »

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