Skyfall takes a huge $12.3m at box office

The new James Bond film was by far the biggest film at the Australian box office this weekend.

The Sam Mendes-directed Skyfall took a massive $12.304m across 580 screens.

At $21,215 for screen average, the film, distributed by Sony Pictures is one of the biggest screen averages for a major opening picture in 2012.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt2 added another $4.489m in its second week at the box office, across 613 screens for a $7,325 screen average to be the second highest grossing film of the weekend.

Elsewhere, in limited new releases, the National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens made $48,731 across 25 screens while 2 Days in New York, directed and starring Julie Delpy, and distributed by Hopscotch/eOne across 23 screens made $36,670.

A documentary about a former fashion editor, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel took $15,397 across seven screens for a $2,200 screen average.

Of Australian films at the box office, Housos Vs Authority, directed by Paul Fenech and distributed by Transmission added another $33,000. The film now stands at  $1.325m. Paul Kelly: Stories of Me, directed by Ian Darling and distributed by Madman added another $6,894 taking the film to $418,337 while Dead Europe, directed by Tony Krawitz, and distributed by Transmission took $5,065 in its second week. The film now stands at $74,583.



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