Skyfall: Most Lucrative Film At The UK Box Office Ever – Official
James Bond is number one. The latest Bond film, Skyfall, has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the UK box office, making it the most lucrative film in the UK ever.
Skyfall has pushed Avatar into second place, but even more amazingly it managed this feat in just 40 days of release. Avatar had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during 11 months of release in UK cinemas.
And Skyfall has managed this without resorting to 3D. You’d hope Hollywood would learn a lesson from that, but we doubt it.
In response to this fantastic news, producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the highest grossing film of all time. We are very proud of this film and thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who have contributed to its success.”
“I am incredibly proud of the amazing heights to which this film continues to soar and wish to again congratulate all involved on reaching such a tremendous milestone,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO, MGM.
Peter Taylor, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Releasing UK also commented, “We are delighted that cinemagoers have so enthusiastically embraced Skyfall in such an incredible way. It seems particularly fitting in 2012 that the latest James Bond adventure should become the highest grossing movie ever marking the 50th anniversary of one of our truly iconic cultural characters in record breaking style.”
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