The Skyfall juggernaut continues with worldwide grosses topping $1 billion, making this by far the highest grossing 007 flick of all time. Additionally, as the following press release from Sony points out, Skyfall has become the highest grossing movie of all time in the UK, passing the $100 million mark.
31st December, 2012 – Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and
Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall, the UK’s
most successful film of all time, continues to smash box office records and
has now taken a staggering £100,460,679, the first film in
box office history to cross the £100m mark.
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 2012, and is still on general release. Additionally,
the film has generated more than $1 billion in ticket sales
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.
About Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon
Productions EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and
controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that
co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls
the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide
merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK
based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007
franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films
produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded
Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond
films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and
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