The new James Bond film 'Skyfall' has officially
become the highest grossing film of all time at the
Biggest UK Film Of All Time
5th December 2012
Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures
Entertainment are delighted to announce that "Skyfall" has
made history in the UK and become the highest grossing film
Skyfall has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the
UK box office in just 40 days on release, making box office
history and overtaking the record previously held by Avatar
which had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during
11 months on release in UK cinemas.
"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,
and is still on general release.
In response to this fantastic news, producers Michael G. Wilson
and Barbara Broccoli said “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.”
"I am incredibly proud of the amazing heights to
which this film continues to soar and wish to again congratulate
all involved on reaching such a tremendous milestone," said Gary Barber, Chairman
and CEO, MGM.
Click here for complete "Skyfall" box office tracking on MI6.
Peter Taylor, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Releasing UK also commented “We
are delighted that cinemagoers have so enthusiastically embraced Skyfall in such
an incredible way. It seems particularly fitting in 2012 that the latest James
Bond adventure should become the highest grossing movie ever marking the fiftieth
anniversary of one of our truly iconic cultural characters in record breaking
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