BOX OFFICE: Sam Mendes' SKYFALL Has Highest Seven Day Gross Of All Time In UK History

Voldermort couldn't beat Harry Potter, but James Bond has! Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures have announced that Skyfall has secure the biggest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/2/2012
SKYFALL SECURES THE BIGGEST 7 DAY GROSS OF ALL TIME MAKING UK BOX OFFICE HISTORY


London, November 2nd – Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall has taken an extraordinary £37.2 million in its opening week, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to secure the biggest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history.

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 amazing 7 day figures, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said "We are very grateful to the Bond fans and all UK cinema audiences for making Skyfall the biggest opening week ever during our 50th anniversary year."

"The continued record-breaking success of this film is a true testament to all involved and the global power of this 50 year old franchise" said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.

"We couldn’t be more proud of the critical and commercial reaction SKYFALL has received," said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. "The results are a true testament to the 50 year legacy of James Bond. The best is still yet to come in the UK and all around the world."






Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.


STARRING:

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Javier Bardem as ?????
Judi Dench as M
Ralph Fiennes as ?????
Albert Finney as ?????
Naomie Harris as Eve
Bérénice Marlohe as Sévérine
Ben Whishaw as Q

RELEASE DATE: October 26th, 2012 (UK) November 9th, 2012 (US)


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NerdyGeek - 11/2/2012, 10:10 AM
[frick] yeah! It deserves every single penny.
toco89 - 11/2/2012, 10:11 AM
And Bond goes on, and on.
jimpinto24 - 11/2/2012, 10:20 AM
Great nesw! I have been a James Bond fan since 1995. Looking forward to seeing Skyfall next Friday!
ManOfKrypton - 11/2/2012, 10:22 AM
Great News!!!! Great film and deserves all the praise it gets.
soberchimera - 11/2/2012, 10:26 AM
BackwardGalaxy - 11/2/2012, 10:40 AM
Under the word "redundant" in the dictionary, it says "see redundant".
Greengo - 11/2/2012, 10:50 AM
Looks like we won't get a new Bond anytime soon.
ElApe - 11/2/2012, 10:58 AM
It was alright. No where near Casino Royale.
StephenStrange - 11/2/2012, 11:04 AM
@ BackwardGalaxy: I loled
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 11/2/2012, 11:06 AM
it wasn't all that great, like 'ElApe' said its no where near casino royale. it was disappointing.
Azazel1 - 11/2/2012, 11:16 AM
Maybe the best Bond film ever in my opinion. Sam Mendes knocked it out of the park!!!
FilmsFan - 11/2/2012, 11:31 AM
Casino Royale comparisons aren't fair!

It was a complex story with lots more going on!

Skyfall has a simple plot but is lot more Emotional, Funny & Villainy!!!!

Skyfall just ahead of CR for me!!
Maximus101 - 11/2/2012, 12:17 PM
That's not surprising at all is it lol a brist movie making a lot of money in Britain!!! Omg!!!
billytwohats - 11/2/2012, 1:47 PM
I saw it and I must say I was underwhelmed, it's a decent film, I was always waiting on the film to get going and it didn't.
gmckoy - 11/2/2012, 2:36 PM
two words, sam mendes...
jingorot - 11/2/2012, 4:07 PM
"continuing the longest running and MOST SUCCESSFUL franchise in film history"

love bond, but that is just incorrect. bond is trailing harry potter by close to $3 BILLION. harry potter is the most successful franchise in film history.
DoomXfactor - 11/2/2012, 4:33 PM
Can they give a little bit of that money for a Dredd sequel? lol
Robert - 11/2/2012, 5:40 PM
@ Jingorot-You have to remember that Bond films were first released in 1962 (Dr.no). Ticket prices were dirt cheap in 1962. If Bond's Dr. No ticket prices were the prices we have today, the James Bond franchise would have made at least $10 billion by now.
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/2/2012, 6:20 PM
Don't make me pull the MURICA [frick] ya to remind you who's boss little boys
Maximus101 - 11/2/2012, 9:15 PM
Harry potter is gay, I have not watched another since the first one.
satanors - 11/3/2012, 10:53 AM
Good movie. But not my bond movie.
Continue the franchise but can we not call this something else?
You will like this if you liked the first two.
For those like me, pretend you are not about to watch a bond movie and you will enjoy it.

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