Bond film ‘Skyfall’ sets £100m record in Britain
More News from Agence France-Presse
LONDON – The latest James Bond film “Skyfall” has become the first movie ever to take £100 million at the British box office, it was announced Monday.
The 23rd official Bond film surpassed the landmark, equivalent of $162 million (123 million euros), after becoming the highest grossing film ever in Britain earlier this month when it overtook the £94 million generated by “Avatar”.
“Skyfall” achieved the figure in just 40 days, while “Avatar” (2009) took 11 months to amass its total.
Globally, the new Bond film has taken more than $1 billion.
It is a mark of the franchise’s continuing appeal as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Daniel Craig’s third appearance as British secret agent Bond is still on general release more than two months after it first hit British cinemas.
The movie sees Bond battling with villain Raoul Silva (played by Javier Bardem), who aims to take revenge on his former boss M (Judi Dench).
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94