‘Skyfall’ becomes first film to reach £100 million at U.K. box office, reaches $1 billion worldwide

By Daniel S Levine,

The latest James Bond film Skyfall already became the highest grossing film in U.K. history earlier this month. This weekend, it reached another milestone, becoming the first film in U.K. history to break £100 million.

According to The Guardian, the film, released during the 50th anniversary celebration of the famous MI6 agent’s first film, has only been in theaters for two months and is still in wide release. In just 40 days, it reached £94 million, a mark that took James Cameron’s Avatar 11 months to reach. It surpassed Avatar during the first week of December.

“We’re overwhelmed with gratitude to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the highest grossing film of all time,” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said in a statement at the time.

Hollywood.com reports that Skyfall also reached $1 billion worldwide. It has made $289.6 million in North America after adding another $4.6 million this weekend. Its international total is up to $710.6 million.

Not only is this the highest grossing Bond film in history, but it is also the biggest Sony Pictures production in the studio’s history. The film was a co-production with EON Productions and MGM.

Skyfall is Daniel Craig’s third film as Bond and co-stars Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. It was directed by Sam Mendes.

image: Sony



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