Skyfall sets U.S. 007 box office record

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie, set the U.S.-Canada 007 box office this week, passing 2008’s Quantum of Solace on Tuesday, Nov. 20, according to THE BOX OFFICE MOJO WEB SITE.

Skyfall hit $170.6 million in ticket sales for the region that day, surpassing Quantum’s $169.4 million. Skyfall’s U.S.-Canada ticket sales totaled about $178 million as of Nov. 21, according to Box Office Mojo.

The newest Bond film had set the 007 worldwide ticket sale record earlier. Global Skyfall ticket sales totaled almost $686 million as of Nov. 21. The previous worldwide 007 record had been held by Casino Royale at $596.4 million.

UPDATE: Skyfall is projected to remain at No. 2 in U.S. ticket sales for the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the DEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS WEB SITE.