The new James Bond film 'Skyfall' has officially
broken the UK box office opening weekend record for
a 007 adventure...
UK Box Office Record
29th October 2012
Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures
Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL made history
this weekend as it opened to an incredible £20.1 million
at the UK box office, making it the biggest Bond opening weekend
of all time. 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. It will release in the US on November 9th. In response
to the #1 UK opening, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara
Broccoli said, “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the
reaction to SKYFALL this weekend. It is particularly thrilling
as the UK is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary
“This staggering box office result clearly demonstrates
that the filmmakers behind SKYFALL, director Sam Mendes and producers
Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, have delivered a film that
the fans have been eagerly awaiting,” said Gary Barber,
Chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
“We are proud to be partners with EON and Sony on SKYFALL
and look forward to sharing the movie with audiences across the
“Sony Pictures is proud of its part in bringing this great
film to audiences around the world and to have SKYFALL embraced
at such unprecedented levels is tremendously exciting,” said
Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and
Thank you, Bond fans everywhere, for making SKYFALL such an
Click here for complete "Skyfall" box office tracking on MI6.
The 23rd James Bond
film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November
2011 for a UK
release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November
9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's
23rd adventure in
partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will
be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi
Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal
Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe,
Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.
The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England;
Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without
a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the EON Productions series of James