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

Press Release
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 year.”

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“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 globe.”

“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 Distribution.

Thank you, Bond fans everywhere, for making SKYFALL such an unprecedented success.

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Briefing
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 Bond films.

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