SKYFALL Screenwriters Confirm Their Bond Departure; Sam Mendes and John Logan Have Story Idea for BOND 24
collider.com – Longtime James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have confirmed today that they will be departing the franchise. The duo is responsible for penning the screenplays for all the Daniel Craig Bond films as well as The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. They penned the latest entry, Skyfall, alongside John Logan, and in announcing their departure they revealed that Logan and director Sam Mendes have already dreamed up a scenario for Bond 24: 3 years 23 weeks ago via theothersenhman
insidemovies.ew.com – Say what you will about the Twilight series, but you can’t fault it for being inconsistent. The popular vampire franchise’s final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, scored the eighth biggest opening weekend of all time with a $141.3 million debut. If Summit’s estimates hold up, that’s just a touch ahead of Breaking Dawn – Part 1, which started with $138.1 million last year, and just a touch behind New Moon, which opened with $142.8 million in 2009. 3 years 23 weeks ago via theothersenhman
11:52 AM 11/15/2012 by Binh Ngo
Hey MWB readers! I would like to introduce to you our very first videocast which we are tentatively calling a Buttercast to go with the site's name.
variety.com – After three weekends of high-flying overseas playtime, Sony-MGM's 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall" turned its scope Stateside, scoring the franchise's biggest domestic opening weekend with an estimated $87.8 million. "Skyfall" had another massive weekend internationally, estimating $89 million for an overseas cume of $428.6 million. Pic's worldwide tally stands at $518.6 million. 3 years 24 weeks ago via brucelee
2:04 PM 11/10/2012 by Senh Duong
After already banking $321M overseas in a couple of weeks, “Skyfall” has finally landed in U.S. yesterday, taking in a massive $30.8M, an opening day record for the fifty year franchise according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. With Thursday’s revenue from midnight and IMAX screenings, its total is $33M so far. For the weekend, it’s projected to pull in $80M-$90M, also a new opening record for the franchise.
boxofficemojo.com – As expected, Skyfall set a new opening day record for a Bond movie on Friday with a very strong $30.8 million. That's the fifth-highest debut of the year, and best since July's The Dark Knight Rises. Add in IMAX and large-format grosses from Thursday and Skyfall is already at $33 million.Skyfall's opening was a bit of an improvement over Daniel Craig's last outing as 007, Quantum of Solace, which earned $27 million on its first day in 2008. 3 years 24 weeks ago via brucelee
8:21 AM 11/10/2012 by Jeff Giles
Film franchises lose their way all the time, and the Bond series has more baggage than most -- but Skyfall acts as a lithe, brutal case study in how characters can stay vital no matter how many stories they've already told.
10:03 PM 11/9/2012 by Binh Ngo
James Bond is back in the theaters with Skyfall, the only wide new release coming out this weekend. After a disappointing outing in 2008's Quantum of Solace, the new Bond movie will try to get the franchise back on track with Sam Mendes at the helm and Daniel Craig returning as the titular MI6 agent.