‘Skyfall’ becomes top-grossing film of all time in the UK

By Daniel S Levine,

The 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, is now officially the biggest film of all time in the famous spy’s home country after just 40 days in theaters.

EON Productions, MGM and Sony Pictures announced that the film has made £94,277,612 (around $151.9 million) in the UK alone. That easily surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar, which grossed £94,025,632 in over 11 months in theaters.

“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. “We are very proud of this film and thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who have contributed to its success.”

The film is still dominating theaters in the US, grossing $17 million last weekend, just behind the final Twilight movie. It has now grossed $246 million in the US, making it the highest-grossing Bond film of all time in the US. That’s certainly a nice way to celebrate the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

Skyfall was directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig in his third Bond outing. The film also stars Berenice Marlohe, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem. Singer Adele performed the film’s theme song.

You can check out our review here.

image: Sony

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