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Skyfall Tops US Box Office

New James Bond movie takes more than twice as much as nearest rival...

The new James Bond movie Skyfall has gone straight to the top of the US box office on its first weekend, taking a whopping £55m in ticket sales.

Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris, the movie notched up the biggest-ever opening for a Bond movie in the States (not accounting for inflation).

And it earned more than double the amount of its closest competitor - Disney animation Wreck-It Ralph - which took £20.7m.

Denzel Washington drama Flight was in third spot with £9.4m and Ben Affleck's Argo had slipped to fourth with £4.2m.

The top five was rounded out by Taken 2 - which took £2.5m.

Skyfall has been at the top of the UK box office for two weeks.

We told you last week how Daniel Craig is reported to want out of his role as 007.

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