BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Passes THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Worldwide; Becomes Second Highest-Grossing Film of 2012

BOX OFFICE: SKYFALL Passes THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Worldwide; Becomes Second Highest-Grossing Film of 2012

The Sam Mendes-directed film, Skyfall, continues its monster box office run, as the 23rd James Bond movie has officially beat Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises at the global box office.

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By FreedomFreeLife - 2/5/2013

Sam Mendes' Skyfall is officially the second highest-grossing film of 2012 (the film now stands only behind Joss Whedon & Marvel's The Avengers), as the 23rd James Bond has officially passed Christopher Nolan's final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. It is currently Sony's biggest film at the worldwide box office. No one saw this coming, that's for sure.



Starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw, Skyfall is now playing in theatres.
Source: BoxofficeMojo
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FreedomFreeLife - 2/5/2013, 10:17 AM
Skyfall is Box office surprise of 2012
Everyone said its going to make 700 million, but now it has beat The Dark Knight Rises.
Surprise
FreedomFreeLife - 2/5/2013, 10:17 AM
Skyfall comes out this month, you should check it out
JerBear - 2/5/2013, 10:26 AM
Is The Hobbit going to cross a billion though?
HavocPrime - 2/5/2013, 10:36 AM
Awesome news as Skyfall was a great film
marvel72 - 2/5/2013, 11:09 AM
well done skyfall,the better film deserved it.
Name - 2/5/2013, 11:46 AM
Surprised me to the point of anticipating the next one. The dark knight rises underwhelmed me to the point being tired of Nolan.
batfan175 - 2/5/2013, 11:52 AM
eh I liked both films.
LEEE777 - 2/5/2013, 1:14 PM
GUSTO looooooooooooooool ;P

What sucks tho is the last 10 minutes of RISES
tonytony - 2/5/2013, 1:47 PM
Pointless story. Another movie that would have made more than avengers if it had 3d
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/5/2013, 1:51 PM
The Dark Knight Rises shit all over this movie but good job.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/5/2013, 2:13 PM
92% on rotten tomatoes? LMAO.
IMDb has the most accurate ratings
Skyfall - 7.9 (agreed)
The Dark Knight Rises - 8.7 (agreed)
Avengers - 8.3 (agreed)
The Amazing Spider-man - 7.2 (agreed)
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/5/2013, 2:26 PM
imadick
that comment was so hypocritical.
Maxi91291 - 2/5/2013, 2:31 PM
Great news I guess. 2012 was a great year movie-wise
SageMode - 2/5/2013, 2:38 PM
Great news. For obvious reasons.
Maximus101 - 2/5/2013, 2:46 PM
Jesus the marvelites are out in full force tonight!!
California - 2/5/2013, 2:49 PM
Skyfall really wasn't that great. The first 1/3 was fantastic then it devolved into a made for TV A-Team episode.
Ancar - 2/5/2013, 3:24 PM
Well deserved - and it will win the Oscar for Best Song!
titansupes - 2/5/2013, 4:29 PM
TDKR and The Avengers deserved their billion, no doubt. Skyfall was terrible. It ripped-off everything Nolan had done (all the way down to music in places) terrible dialogue, stiff acting, vaguely nonsensical, totally unoriginal plot and a confused tone. I mean...the butler at the end. What the hell was that? If this movie deserves a billion dollars, it's purely for fooling people into thinking it was somehow good.
deanwilkins - 2/5/2013, 4:30 PM
Very fitting that Skyfall would beat Rises. It was the better movie. (Not trying to start a war or anything.)
Jaspion - 2/5/2013, 4:45 PM
TDKR was so bad that it almost made me hate the first two movies, which I love.
Ranger14 - 2/5/2013, 4:51 PM
Kudos to Skyfall!

tonytony@ The facts don't support your comment. Not to be redundant, but some don't get it. The Avengers is still the all-time adjusted box office grossing CBM, which factors in inflation and the different ticket prices. ;-)
Tymminator - 2/5/2013, 5:44 PM
Ranger beat me to it. Avengers has it in tickets sales, 3D be damned. Still, that doesn't mean one can't enjoy TDKR, or Skyfall or whatever.

Hell, my favorite Sci-fi series was firefly and FOX cancelled it before ratings were even in (like 3 episodes in). This does not make me like that series any less.
marvel72 - 2/5/2013, 6:23 PM
best movies of 2012

1st life of pi
2nd looper
3rd the hobbit
4th the raid
5th god bless america

best movies of 2013(that i've seen so far)

1st django unchained
2nd zero dark thirty
3rd wreck it ralph
4th lincoln
crazymarvelgurl95 - 2/5/2013, 8:37 PM
I haven't seen this or the hobbit lol
thalidomide - 2/5/2013, 8:44 PM
Well deserved.

I remember the scene where Bond and M are at the mountains and Bond said " there's a storm coming", I immediately remembered the scene from the trailer of tdkr so I yelled "NOLAN RIPOFF!!!!!" everyone suddenly got mad and beat the shit out of me.
SotNatt - 2/5/2013, 10:47 PM
So the Dark Knight revisited beat out The Dark Knight Rises? Does that surprise anyone?

Loved Skyfall, don't get me wrong, but even Sam Mendes said he was influenced by The Dark Knight.
EarOne - 2/6/2013, 2:05 AM
and rightfully so...with all the SUCKNESS in tdkr it's amazing it can even get near $1 billion, let alone crossing it.

don't get me wrong though, i don't think Skyfall's that great. it's good, but i still think Casino Royale's a far more complete and satisfying film/bond film. but, i'm glad it's made more money than tdkr.
Shamo - 2/6/2013, 8:02 AM
still the best movie of the year
GIFfreyGinsberg - 2/6/2013, 8:19 AM
@EarOne

Did Madsen already remove your Ear #Two?

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