Skyfall’s worldwide ticket sales pass the $950 million mark

Worldwide ticket sales for Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film, have passed the $950 million level, according to the BOX OFFICE MOJO Web site.

The movie came in at No. 4 in the U.S. and Canada this weekend with an estimated $7 million in ticket sales, pushing the U.S.-Canada figure to $272.4 million and worldwide to $951 million $950.6 million. No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada this weekend was The hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opened with an estimated $84.8 million in ticket sales.

Interestingly, the much-anticipated Hobbit’s U.S. opening weekend fell short of Skyfall’s Nov. 9-11 U.S. debut at $88.4 million. Both movies were joint ventures of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Skyfall with Sony Corp.’s Sony Pictures unit and The Hobbit with Warner Bros.

UPDATE (Dec. 18): The final U.S. weekend figure for Skyfall was revised down slightly to $6.56 million. As a result, the worldwide ticket sales figure as of Dec. 16 was $950.6 million. The final U.S. opening weekend figure for The Hobbit was revised to $84.6 million.

To see the full U.S.-Canada box-office list, you can CLICK HERE.