SKYFALL SMASHES UK BOX OFFICE RECORD TO BECOME BIGGEST FILM OF ALL TIME
BOND MAKES HISTORY IN JUST 40 DAYS
London, 5th December – Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall has made history in the UK and become the highest grossing film of all time.
Skyfall has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the UK box office in just 40 days on release, making box office history and overtaking the record previously held by Avatar which had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during 11 months on release in UK cinemas.
SKYFALL, the 23rd James Bond adventure, continuing the longest running and most successful franchise in film history, opened in 587 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 26th October, and is still on general release.
In response to this fantastic news, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the highest grossing film of all time. We are very proud of this film and thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, and everybody who have contributed to its success.”
"I am incredibly proud of the amazing heights to which this film continues to soar and wish to again congratulate all involved on reaching such a tremendous milestone," said Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO, MGM.
Peter Taylor, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Releasing UK also commented “We are delighted that cinemagoers have so enthusiastically embraced Skyfall in such an incredible way. It seems particularly fitting in 2012 that the latest James Bond adventure should become the highest grossing movie ever marking the fiftieth anniversary of one of our truly iconic cultural characters in record breaking style.”
Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
About Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels, including MGM-branded channels. For more information, visit
About Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in 159 countries
This James Bond movie was not that big hit, if compare to other James Bond movies in the past years..
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2013 Golden Globes: Adele's 'Skyfall' wins for best
The hardware keeps piling up for Adele Atkins, the celebrated British pop singer whose “21” was the bestselling album of both 2011 and 2012. Adele cleaned up at the Grammy Awards last February – and now she’s got a Golden Globe. “Skyfall,” her theme song from the Bond flick of the same name, took the award for best original song.
The dramatic, string-heavy ballad, which echoed Bond motifs introduced decades ago by composer John Barry, was written by Atkins and her usual collaborator and producer Paul Epworth.
To take the prize, Adele had to face down some stiff competition. Taylor Swift, the only contemporary singing star who can match Adele’s popularity, was also nominated in the category. “Safe and Sound,” a song Swift wrote and performed with the adventurous country duo the Civil Wars, was the most prominent song on the soundtrack to “The Hunger Games.” “Safe” wasn’t a blockbuster hit, but it was the first indication that Swift was willing to try new things – and its atmospheric arrangement foreshadowed the adventurous tracks on “Red,” her smash album. “Skyfall” wasn’t a gigantic seller in the United States either, but it ate European radio alive: The Adele hit topped charts in most of the EU.
“For You,” a guitar-heavy country-pop ballad by Keith Urban from war movie “Act of Valor,” Jon Bon Jovi’s “Not Running Anymore” from the shoot-‘em-up “Stand Up Guys,” and “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables” were also nominated for Best Original Song.
“Skyfall” becomes the first James Bond movie song to take the prize. “For Your Eyes Only,” which was sung by Sheena Easton, Duran Duran’s jaunty “A View to a Kill,” Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does it Better” Madonna's not-so-hot "Die Another Day" and Sheryl Crow's "Tomorrow Never Dies" were all nominated, but none claimed the award. Incredibly, neither “Goldfinger” nor “Live and Let Die” nor "Diamonds Are Forever" were even given nominations, which calls for an intervention by Kanye West. Better late than never, I suppose, Golden Globes.
“Skyfall” has also been nominated for the Academy Award for best original song.
Adele's speech at The Golden Globe Awards
Adele to perform Bond theme song ‘Skyfall’ live at Oscars
LOS ANGELES – Grammy-winning British songstress Adele is to perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from 2012 blockbuster “Skyfall” at next month’s Academy Awards show, organizers said Wednesday.
The performance will be the first time she has sung the song live, and her first US television appearance since last year’s Grammys.
The tune is nominated for Best Original Song at the February 24 event.
“It’s an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” said the singer, in a statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!” she added.
The 85th Academy Awards show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, added: “We have enormous respect for Adele’s unique artistry as a songwriter and a singer.
“She is currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world. We believe that her performance..will be an exciting Oscar moment for audiences watching at the Dolby Theatre and on television screens around the world.”
Adele sang at last year’s Grammy awards, where she swept the board with six awards and gave a storming rendition of her hit “Rolling in the Deep,” which won best song