Skyfall overtakes Avatar to become the highest grossing UK release of all time

Having toppled The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 to climb back to the top of the UK box office chart this past weekend, the James Bond franchise has celebrated its 50th anniversary in style with 007’s 23rd official screen adventure Skyfall surpassing the £94 million haul of James Cameron’s Avatar today to become the UK’s highest-grossing film of all time.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty), Skyfall sees Daniel Craig reprising the role of 007 for a third time after Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, and features a supporting cast that includes Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe and Ola Rapace.

After just 40 days on release, Skyfall has banked £94,277,162 and looks set to become the first film to crack £100 million in the UK. Globally, the film has amassed $870 million to date to shatter the previous franchise high of $599 million set by Casino Royale back in 2006, and it is currently the fourth biggest film of 2012 behind Ice Age: Continental Drift ($874.9m), The Dark Knight Rises ($1,081m) and The Avengers ($1,511.8).

You can read our reviews of Skyfall here, here, here and here

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  • Dave

    Speculative. There have been no UK box-office figures released since the weekend when it finished 200K short on Sunday of the record

  • I assure you we do not post speculation. Like the article states, it broke the record yesterday, not on Sunday.

  • Mihai

    Best movie of the year!