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!
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.
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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