22 January 2013 11:22 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The James Bond blockbuster Skyfall is off to a strong start in China, opening to $5.1 million on Monday. Sony insiders say not many films opening on a Monday do such big business. Skyfall opened 14 percent ahead of last summer's The Dark Knight Rises, which also opened on a Monday on its way to grossing  $50 million in China, and did almost three times the business that previous 007 film Quantum of Solace did on its first day in 2008. The tentpole, with a current worldwide cume of $1.04 billion, opened on a record 8,079 screens.

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