Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure starring Daniel Craig, has become the biggest UK release of all time, earning £94.3 million ($151.8 million) in just 40 days. The former record was held by Avatar which had a lifetime gross of £94 million ($151.3 million) during eleven months on release in U.K. cinemas.
Here’s the full announcement:
SKYFALL has smashed the UK Box Office Record to become the biggest film of all time!
EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL has made history in the UK and become the highest grossing film of all time.
SKYFALL has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the UK box office in just 40 days on release, making box office history and overtaking the record previously held by Avatar which had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during 11 months on release in UK cinemas.
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, and is still on general release.
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.”
The movie is approaching the $900 million mark worldwide with $873.6 million earned so far.