EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL has become the biggest film at the UK box office in 2012 surpassing The Dark Knight Rises with an extraordinary box office total of over £57m in just 12 days. It is now also the biggest Bond movie of all time in the UK exceeding the £55.6m achieved by CASINO ROYALE in 2006.
In response to this incredible news, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “We are thrilled and proud to reach this box office landmark in record time and are delighted that UK audiences continue to enjoy SKYFALL.”
“We could not be more proud of this amazing achievement. Kudos again to all involved with this film, which clearly delivers on every level,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.
“SKYFALL continues to set records in the UK and all over the world and we could not be more proud of the film and its continued success,” said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution.
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. It will release in the US on November 9th.
About James Bond 24 (2015)
James Bond 24 will be released in October 2015. It is produced by EON Productions, with Sam Mendes returning from Skyfall to direct. Daniel Craig is contracted for two further 007 films — Bond 24 and 25 — and will star as the British agent of MI6. Also returning from Skyfall are Ralph Fiennes as M and Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny. Although it is unconfirmed, many expect Rory Kinnear to reprise his role as M’s chief of staff. Roger Deakins, cinematographer, and Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, screenwriters, will not return. The screenplay is being penned by John Logan.
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. 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.