Bond film Skyfall breaks $1bn record at global box
office; Global and Australian box office numbers
famous spy adventure has also become the first movie
to earn at least 100 million pounds in ticket sales
in Britain, the Telegraph reported. The Sam Mendes-directed
film, which was released 50 years after the franchises
first movie Dr No in 1962, has now become the highest
earning out of all of the 23 James Bond instalments.
films executives announced that it had now earned
at least 1 billion dollars (620 million pounds) at
the global box office, with 710.6 million dollars
(440 million pounds) being made outside of North America.
falling out of the weeks top 10 films in the
US, the James Bond film is only the third movie to
cross 1-billion-dollar mark in worldwide ticket sales
this year, after The Avengers and The Dark Knight
the weekend, the film took a further 1.4 million dollars
(867,000 pounds) in Britain, bringing its total earnings
to 161.6 million dollars, making it the first film
to break the 100-million-pound barrier in the UK.
Skyfall, Avatar was the highest grossing film in Britain,
taking more than 94 million pounds at the UK box office
during its cinematic release.
its release in October, Skyfall has broken several
box office records. In its first three weeks of release
it grossed more than the combined earnings of the
two previous Bond movies, Quantum of Solace and Casino
latest James Bond film Skyfall has become the first
movie ever to take STG100 million ($157 million) at
the British box office, it has been announced.
23rd official Bond film surpassed the landmark after
becoming the highest-grossing film ever in Britain
earlier this month when it overtook the STG94 million
generated by Avatar.
achieved the figure in just 40 days, while Avatar
(2009) took 11 months to reach its total.
the new Bond film has taken more than $US1 billion
is a mark of the franchise's continuing appeal as
it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Craig's third appearance as British secret agent Bond
is still on general release more than two months after
it first hit British cinemas.
movie sees Bond battling with villain Raoul Silva
(played by Javier Bardem), who aims to take revenge
on his former boss M (Judi Dench).
and Avengers get top box office results
has had its most successful year at the box office.
such as Skyfall and The Avengers helped film studios
sell $10.8bn in tickets in 2012.
the first time in three years sales of tickets in
the US went as moviegoer flocked to see big budget
sci-fi film The Avengers featuring super heroes from
Thor to The Hulk was the most successful film of the
year taking $1.5bn worldwide.
latest in the Batman series 'The Dark Night Rises'
snatched $1.1bn at the box office while Daniel Craig's
third appearance as James Bond in Skyfall was also
a mega success.
23rd Bond film is expected to pass the $1bn mark by
the end of the year making it by far the most successful
of the 50 year old franchise.
blockbusters included The Hunger Games, and The Twilight
Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two.
films such as Ice Age: Continental Drift, Madagascar
3: Europe's Most Wanted, Brave were also box office
hits taking more than $500m.
sales were helped by many of the films being shown
in 3-D and at Imax movie theatres were prices for
individual tickets were more expensive.
executives are confident they will hit $11bn in sales
such as Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty about
the hunt for Osama bin Laden are expected to get 2013
off to a huge start.
we deliver the product as an industry that people
want, they will want to get out there,' said Don Harris,
head of distribution at Paramount Pictures.
though you can sit at home and watch something on
your large screen in high-def, people want to get