Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken Skyfall to become the UK’s highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the 23rd Bond movie’s £103.2 million haul in just 20 days, compared to the 66 days it took Skyfall to reach that amount.
The new record coincides with today’s announcement that BAFTA has nominated The Force Awakens for four British Academy Film Awards: Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
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Earlier in the week, The Force Awakens also became the highest-grossing film of all time in North America, surpassing the record set by James Cameron’s Avatar.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.