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    Box Office: Skyfall the Biggest Bond of All-Time; Lincoln Looks Presidential

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    Skyfall reigns. 

    The new James Bond adventure set a franchise record with a nearly $88 million domestic debut, per weekend box-office estimates, and vaulted toward the half-billion-dollar mark worldwide.

    Only Steven Spielberg's Lincoln managed to secure any bragging rights over 007, with the Oscar candidate coming up big in limited release.

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    Two weeks after bowing overseas, Skyfall now stands at $428.6 million overall. Its worldwide from the last three days alone was $177 million. 

    In these parts, the film destroyed the series' opening-weekend mark of $68 million held by 2008's Quantum of Solace. It looked especially big in IMAX, where it set a new mark for a non-summer opener, the company said.

    A winner with critics, Daniel Craig's third Bond outing, after Quantum and 2006's Casino Royale, was graded an A in audience polling.

    Since it began showing domestically Thursday in what were billed as sneak previews, Skyfall has taken in $90 million. 

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    Lincoln, meanwhile, looked about as big as it could on 11 screens, grossing $900,000. Its per-screen average of $81,818 was the weekend's best, blowing away even Skyfall's mammoth $25,050.

    The film, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis' odds-on-favorite Best Actor performance, goes wide next weekend. 

    Elsewhere, Wreck-It Ralph and Denzel Washington's Flight both held well in their second weekends, while Ben Affleck's Argo continued to look strong in its fifth weekend.

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    Here's the rundown of the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:

    1. Skyfall, $87.8 million
    2. Wreck-It Ralph, $33.1 million
    3. Flight, $15.1 million
    4. Argo, $6.7 million
    5. Taken 2, $4 million
    6. Here Comes the Boom, $2.6 million
    7. Cloud Atlas, $2.53 million
    8. Pitch Perfect, $2.5 million
    9. The Man With the Iron Fists, $2.49 million
    10. Hotel Transylvania, $2.4 million
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