‘Skyfall’ Breaks ‘Deathly Hallows – Part 2′ UK Opening Week Record

We still have a week until “Skyfall” opens on US shores, but the newest Bond film is already breaking records overseas.

The Sam Mendes-directed flick has managed to overtake the opening week record in the UK that was previously set by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.” That film made $57.6 million in the seven days after its debut, while “Skyfall” has managed to rake in $59.9 million.

The fact that “Skyfall” has managed to trump Britain’s other beloved film franchise should be proof that this movie is as great as we’ve been hearing it is. “Skyfall” currently has a 95 percent positive score on Rotten Tomatoes, and critics have said it’s one of the best of the 007 series.

That positive response is part of why we’re so excited that Daniel Craig will return as James Bond for the next two films, though they apparently won’t tell one story arc. Also returning is screenwriter John Logan, who will write Bond 24 solo. Reports claim that we should be getting that film in 2014.

“I think [the producers would] like to [speed up the timetable], and I think that would be the plan,” Craig told MTV News. “That was too long last time, although I quite enjoyed the gap, but it’s too long. As long as we’ve got the script and we’re ready to go, there’s no reason why we can’t start shooting.”

“Skyfall” hits theaters on November 9.

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