BOX OFFICE: Sam Mendes' SKYFALL Is Already The UK's Second Highest Grossing Movie Of All-Time

There's just no stopping Skyfall! After just two and a half weeks of release, the 23rd instalment in the beloved franchise has surpassed the likes of Titanic and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the second highest grossing movie of all-time in the UK. Its next target? Avatar.

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By Josh Wilding - 11/14/2012

Earlier this week, Skyfall crossed the $100 million mark in North America and as of Sunday, it had a worldwide cume of $518.6 million. Released in the UK two weeks ahead of the US, the Sam Mendes helmed instalment in the James Bond franchise has been breaking record after record, although it now has the honour of being the UK's second highest grossing film of all-time. It beat Titanic, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Toy Story 3 to take the #2 position, although with £74.3 million ($117.7 million) it still has a little way to go before it takes the top spot held by James Cameron's Avatar (£94 million/$148.9 million). Do you think it can do it? It is however now the highest grossing 2D film ever. You can read my 5* review of Skyfall by clicking HERE.








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)


Source: Deadline
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manymade1 - 11/14/2012, 9:53 AM
This is honestly imo the most succesful film this year. I really hope it surpasses Avatar(I cant see that though).
jimpinto24 - 11/14/2012, 9:53 AM
I'm a huge James Bond fan! I'm so glad Skyfall continues to do well at the box office.
RorMachine - 11/14/2012, 9:54 AM
Very good movie. That's it.
Canon108 - 11/14/2012, 9:56 AM
So you don't think it can bing in $30 million more in the UK?

I really enjoyed it, I don't think it's the best Bond film of all time but it's definitely in my top 5...

Thunderball
From Russia With Love
Casino Royale
Goldeneye
Skyfall

KaneVonDoom - 11/14/2012, 10:04 AM
I think it was great. Daniel Craig has imo really nailed the role of James Bond. Definitely one of my favorite Bond flicks.
dollstix - 11/14/2012, 10:05 AM
Avatar was a beautiful looking film that did push the envelope of what was possible but ... the story and characterisation were appalling.
I mean UNOBTANIUM ????
Was that next to quitehardtofindium and costalottodigupium??
ironpool007 - 11/14/2012, 10:48 AM
It'll make at least a billion when all is said and done and the numbers are in.
jingorot - 11/14/2012, 10:57 AM
@RorMachine

You say that like it's a bad thing...
Equivocal - 11/14/2012, 11:35 AM
I thought the highest grossing film of '12 in the UK was tdkr, wasn't it ????

anyway, LOVED SKYFALL !

great movie and story, Javier Bardem as usual giving a charming performance !
ShadesAtKnightII - 11/14/2012, 11:51 AM
It would be awesome if Skyfall were to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this year. Bond deserves that sort of recognition (as does this film).

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