Skyfall becomes UK's biggest ever film

2012-12-06 07:35
London - Skyfall has become the highest grossing film of all time in the UK.

Sam Mendes' latest chapter in the James Bond saga has broken all British box office records after raking in a massive £94 277 612 in just 40 days, knocking previous title-holder Avatar off the top spot.

Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed their delight at the news with a statement saying: "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."

The 23rd film in the 007 franchise - which stars Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe and Javier Bardem - looks likely to remain in cinemas for some time since it accumulated the staggering sum in just five weeks of its release date.

James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar previously held the UK record after grossing £94 025 632 overall during its full 11-month run in cinemas, Empire reports.

Skyfall has currently taken $870m worldwide, largely surpassing the $599m Bond record set by Casino Royale in 2006.

Comments

  • RedForman101 - 2012-12-06 08:07

    Javier Bardem played his role to perfection!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-12-06 09:43

      Abso-freakin-lutely!!! Very entertaining movie.

  • lawson.lutchman - 2012-12-06 08:18

    Can't understand this, I thought it slow, pedantic, dark and disappointing. Not the thrill a minute adrenalin rush I've come to expect.

      marthin.bekker.9 - 2012-12-06 08:30

      Absolutely agree!.. We were at one of the casino's for the opening pre- screening.. and what a load of rubbish!.. Terrible story line, no action and certainly nothing to speak about in the romance department. The villain was a psychopathic queer??.. absolute rubbish..

      rocco.dewet.3 - 2012-12-06 08:45

      Well let us then just assume you two "reviewers" are outliers.

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-12-06 08:47

      The hell you talking about? It had waaaay more action than the previous two Bond films starring Craig. Obviously it doesn't have the amount of action that The Expandables had, but that was not what they were going for.

  • customdesign - 2012-12-06 08:20

    It is incorrect writing £94 025 632 million - it is either £94 025 632 or £94.025632 million, £94 025 632 million infers that it is £94 trillion, 1000 times more than the US GDP in 2012

      jason.simpson.714655 - 2012-12-06 08:38

      You mean 10 times the US GDP?

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-12-06 10:34

      Who wrote that? Not in the article above!

  • louise.boshoff - 2012-12-06 08:38

    Noddy Badge for Holdanigono!

  • henri.lombard - 2012-12-06 08:44

    This was by far the best BOND film i have ever seen !!!!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-12-06 09:44

      Daniel Craig is a very good bond. He brings aggression to the character.

  • gerda.vanrooyen.39 - 2012-12-06 10:14

    I enjoyed it very much. Great movie. Daniel Craig ROCKS big time!!!!

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