‘Skyfall’ becomes second highest grossing film of all time in the UK

By Daniel S Levine,

James Bond’s latest adventure, Skyfall, continues to be a monster hit in the character’s native country. The film is now officially the second-highest grossing film of all time and the top grossing 2D film in the UK.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is up to £74.3 million, or $118 million. The film reached the milestone after grossing another £1.2 million ($1.9 million) Tuesday.

It has now past Toy Story 3’s £73.8 million ($117 million) total and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, which made £73.1 million ($116 million).

Deadline notes that the film still has a ways to go before beating the UK’s top-grossing film of all time, Avatar. James Cameron’s sci-fi epic made £94 million ($148.9 million) during its theatrical run.

Skyfall passed $100 million in North America on Wednesday, after just four days of release. That brings the Sony, MGM and EON production’s worldwide total to $518.6 million.

“It's been a wild, fantastic ride. The holds have been extraordinary and people will want to see this film again and again," Sony president of worldwide distribution Rory Bruer has said of the film’s success, notes AceShowBiz.

Skyfall was directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig as Bond for the third time. Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes also star. It is the 23rd film in the franchise and was released near the 50th anniversary of Dr. No.

image: Sony



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