Sam Mendes' SKYFALL Beats TDKR To Become The UK's Highest Grossing Movie Of 2012

In the battle of Bond versus Batman, it was 007 who came out on top as Skyfall has become the highest grossing movie of 2012 in the UK and the most successful James Bond movie of all-time. Hit the jump to check out the press release in full!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/8/2012

London, November 8th – Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall has become the biggest film at the UK box office in 2012 surpassing The Dark Knight Rises with an extraordinary box office total of over £57m in just 12 days. It is now also the biggest Bond movie of all time in the UK exceeding the £55.6m achieved by Casino Royale in 2006.

In response to this incredible news, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said "We are thrilled and proud to reach this box office landmark in record time and are delighted that UK audiences continue to enjoy Skyfall."

We could not be more proud of this amazing achievement. Kudos again to all involved with this film, which clearly delivers on every level," said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.

"Skyfall continues to set records in the UK and all over the world and we could not be more proud of the film and its continued success," said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution.

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.







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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Mrcool210 - 11/8/2012, 10:58 AM
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:02 AM
*sigh* I can tell where this is going!





soberchimera - 11/8/2012, 11:04 AM
England...
Tony93 - 11/8/2012, 11:04 AM
@batz11
sweet mother of...
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:09 AM
Batz11:



:P
jimpinto24 - 11/8/2012, 11:09 AM
Awesome news! I can't wait to see Skyfall tomorrow!
IgnurRant - 11/8/2012, 11:10 AM
Congrats for him. All thre reviews have pushed me to catch the midnight release.
billytwohats - 11/8/2012, 11:17 AM
England isn't an island.
Tony93 - 11/8/2012, 11:18 AM
anyways wheres that damn WORLD WAR Z trailer?!
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:18 AM
And the self-righteous Marvelites who will now proclaim TDKR as a failure.
TheBeard - 11/8/2012, 11:22 AM
craig is great as bond second only to connery imo.
Knightrider - 11/8/2012, 11:22 AM
I don't why this would annoy anyone really. I loved the Nolan batman movies, really enjoyed TDKR, just because something earns more money than it, doesn't lessen my enjoyment of it. I have plenty of movies I love that made very little at the box office.

What I will say is I can't wait to see it, seeing as not out here in NZ for another 2 weeks, but I am glad Bond is back and better than ever by the sounds of it.

NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:28 AM
SuspenseSmith: Yeah, but you know the crazy Marvelites, $1B means failure I guess.

And, don't worry; I wasn't calling you a Marvelite. :)
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:30 AM
cipher:

Welcome to the party (?)...



A drink to you my friend!



:P
HelaGood - 11/8/2012, 11:41 AM
wait...england isnt an island?
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:50 AM
cipher: Clothes? I already have mine off!



Smith: Welcome buddy!



"The source and solution to all of life's problems!"

:D
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:53 AM
*cause

lol :P
dollstix - 11/8/2012, 11:54 AM
@batz11
Nice one :)
As an Englishman I feel your love
TheJoker52 - 11/8/2012, 11:55 AM
This is the best news I have heard all week long , well this and a bigot wasn't voted president . :D
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 11:59 AM
MrEko: Father Ted reference?

I love you.





;P
NerdyGeek - 11/8/2012, 12:05 PM
Smith: Just lovely bro!

starkillerkch - 11/8/2012, 12:05 PM
James Bond is a english Hero so it make sense it does well in its home country. Batman is an american Hero so it will do better in its home country. thats the way things works.
LorenzoVonMatterhorn93 - 11/8/2012, 12:23 PM
casino royale is still better
GUNSMITH - 11/8/2012, 12:29 PM
THE BOND GIRL IS EXCEPTIONAL. WOW
KingEmperor - 11/8/2012, 12:36 PM
I can understand this. James Bond is a British hero.
dollstix - 11/8/2012, 12:38 PM
Peter O Toole should have been the Joker in his younger days!!!
starkillerkch - 11/8/2012, 12:46 PM

@SuspenseSmith
Domestic: $176,654,505 + Foreign: $191,953,858 = Worldwide: $368,608,363

The reason it did so well was because the film was call Captain America: The First Avenger. you see the key word is Avenger. and wee know how good the Avengers did all over the world..
Not to mention many people in other countrys might not no about captain america. he has not had a big world wide movie. unlike batman who has had 7 films.
SageMode - 11/8/2012, 1:00 PM
Hahahaha. This news just made my day. champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
graveyardtramp - 11/8/2012, 2:37 PM
Why would Marvelites want to gloat over this news? It only means The Avengers has been pushed down to the # 3 spot.

As a lifelong Bond fan I think this is great news and very fitting for his 50th anniversary. I remember when Licence to Kill opened the same time as Burton's Batman and got absolutely trounced at the box-office, Bond's on-screen future never looked dimmer...

Can't wait till the film opens here in Australia...will be interesting to see how it does in the USA.
graveyardtramp - 11/8/2012, 2:42 PM
Only another 700 million or so to go and it will break TDKR's worldwide tally!
marvel72 - 11/8/2012, 3:15 PM
brace yourself for the nolanites to go bat-shit crazy at this.
rockerdude22 - 11/8/2012, 6:03 PM
Hey, don't start the beer party without me! This next week and a half is gonna be real stressful for me with finals, so I need this!

Darkhaven - 11/9/2012, 5:10 AM
Wait, people are surprised that a movie franchise with over a generation's worth of films outsold everything else on its home turf? Seriously?
FireKnightRises - 11/9/2012, 6:11 AM
bond girl in the pic look like asian

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