Celebrate Bond’s success as ‘Skyfall’ becomes the fourteenth film in history to pass $1 billion worldwide!

Sam Mendes’ must be very proud indeed, for his Bond entry, Skyfall, has not only become the biggest Bond film of all time, but has also become one of the biggest films ever!

Skyfall passed the £100 million mark here in the UK this week, making it the biggest British film in history, and the first ever to pass the £100 million mark. Amazingly with the Christmas holidays, and some two months after release, Skyfall continues to sell out in UK cinemas! Around the world the film has also been a massive success, breaking all kinds of box office records. Naturally it has made a ton of money in the US, and Skyfall now sits as the fourteenth film to ever pass the $1 billion mark.

Skyfall sits at the bottom of the top 14 list, but lets not forget that the film is still on release and selling tickets, and even more impressive is that it has still not been released in China (the worlds fastest growing cinema economy). This basically means that Bond is very likely to move up the table!

Only fourteen films in history have passed the $1 billion mark, and three of those (The Avengers Assemble, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall) have been in 2012. Check out the list below:

Worldwide Box Office Year
1 Avatar $2,782,275,172 2009
2 Titanic $2,185,372,302 1997
3 The Avengers $1,511,757,910 2012
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $1,328,111,219 2011
5 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,746,996 2011
6 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119,929,521 2003
7 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081,041,287 2012
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $1,066,179,725 2006
9 Toy Story 3 $1,063,171,911 2010
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,043,871,802 2011
11 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $1,027,044,677 1999
12 Alice in Wonderland $1,024,299,904 2010
13 The Dark Knight $1,004,558,444 2008
14 Skyfall $1,000,200,000 2012
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