It’s been storming the UK box-office ever since it was released on October 26th and now, just 6 weeks later, it’s officially taken the #1 spot from James Cameron’s 2009 movie Avatar. This feat is rather impressive especially since the takings for Skyfall are minus any 3D sales since the movie was shot in the traditional way. Both films did find a home at IMAX so ticket sales will have been slightly higher there but it’s the 3d element that has really impressed.
Avatar’s total was previously held at £94m and Skyfall has now made the rather precise figure of 94,277,612 in just 40 days. So pleased this movie has done so well. It’s gone back to simple film-making with a simple story told brilliantly by all involved. Surely with this latest news, Director Sam Mendes is a dead cert to return in James Bond 24?
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SKYFALL SMASHES UK BOX OFFICE RECORD
TO BECOME BIGGEST FILM OF ALL TIME
BOND MAKES HISTORY IN JUST 40 DAYS
London, 5th December – Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall has made history in the UK and become the highest grossing film of all time.
Skyfall has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the UK box office in just 40 days on release, making box office history and overtaking the record previously held by Avatar which had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during 11 months on release in UK cinemas.
SKYFALL, the 23rd James Bond adventure, continuing the longest running and most successful franchise in film history, opened in 587 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 26th October, and is still on general release.
In response to this fantastic news, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the highest grossing film of all time. We are very proud of this film and thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who have contributed to its success.”
“I am incredibly proud of the amazing heights to which this film continues to soar and wish to again congratulate all involved on reaching such a tremendous milestone,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO, MGM.
Peter Taylor, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Releasing UK also commented “We are delighted that cinemagoers have so enthusiastically embraced Skyfall in such an incredible way. It seems particularly fitting in 2012 that the latest James Bond adventure should become the highest grossing movie ever marking the fiftieth anniversary of one of our truly iconic cultural characters in record breaking style.”
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.