Skyfall Becomes the Highest Earning UK film, Makes the Same Record for the Film Series

Posted on Jan 3 2013 - 6:33am by Sidrah Zaheer

Skyfall got released on the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series, 23 October, 2012 with its opening premier in London. The first James Bond film, Dr. No was released in 1962, with Sean Connery as the first 007. Skyfall has received positive reviews from the critics and the fans of the series have loved the film, much to the extent that they have made it the highest grossing James Bond film ever. Also the record is for the Sony Pictures and the entire UK.

It earned $1 billion worldwide with just three months in the running. For the year 2012, it was the third highest grossing film after The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. It is the first movie at the UK box office that touched a nine-figure sum. Previous highest-earner was James Cameron’s Avatar, with £94 million that it took 11 months to get to, whereas Skyfall reached the figure of £100 million in just 40 days of its release.

All of this earning sure seems like the film is at least worth a watch. For those who have already seen, can comment on whether this buzz is worth it or not. Skyfall has Daniel Craig playing the lead role of the 007 agent, which is his third time. The film had been directed by the famous British director, Sam Mendes. The film’s story centres around Bond fighting off the villain Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem, who plots against the former MI6 boss, called M, played by Dame Judi Dench.

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