Skyfall overtakes The Dark Knight Rises to become the highest-grossing UK release of 2012
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Expect 007 to continue his ascent up the chart in the coming weeks, and while the number one position held by Avatar with £93.4m might be a step too far for the Sam Mendes-directed blockbuster, Skyfall certainly looks like it will put up a challenge for second place, which is currently held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 with £73.4m.
Skyfall opens in North American cinemas tomorrow, and sees Daniel Craig's Bond joined by a supporting cast that includes the returning Judi Dench as M, along with Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Ralph Fiennes (Great Expectations), Ben Wishaw (Cloud Atlas), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later), Albert Finney (The Bourne Legacy), Helen McCrory (Hugo), Bérénice Marlohe (R.I.S. Police scientifique) and Ola Rapace (Wallander). You can read our reviews of the film here, here, here and here.