The 23rd Bond has been a massive success. Released on the 50th Anniversary of the Bond franchise, and with a little help from an appearance at this years London 2012 Olympics, Bond has been everywhere and everyone expected the film to be a hit. However, I doubt anyone ever believed it would be such a runaway success.
Skyfall has now passed James Cameron’s Avatar and become the highest grossing film in British cinema history, but it gets better! Avatar took 11 months in UK cinemas with the added ticket price of 3D to achieve a staggering £94 million, making it the UK’s biggest ever film. Skyfall came along, without the added bonus of 3D ticket prices, and topped Avatar’s gross in just 40 days! The figures recorded after this past weekend puts Skyfall’s box office total at £94,277.612, the biggest film in the history of British cinema. What’s even more impressive is that Skyfall is still playing in cinemas, and still going very strong so it still has a lot of life left and will very probably top the £100 million mark here in the UK.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, “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.”
Globally,the film has also been a massive success and has so far taken a massive $245 million in North America alone. Even more impressive though is the comparison’s of the North American box office take, and the UK’s. North America has so far taken $245 million in Skyfall ticket sales from 3,505 cinemas, while here in the UK the film has taken $151 million (£94 million) in just 587 cinemas.
And if that was not impressive enough, worldwide the film has now taken a total box office gross of $870 million. This easily puts Skyfall as the most successful Bond yet, with Casino Royale grossing $599 million worldwide in 2006, and Qauntum of Solace making $591 million in 2008.