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“Skyfall” is the UK’s most successful film of 2012

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.

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New MI6 Confidential magazine packed with “Skyfall” interviews

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its eighteenth issue.

We undeniably have a classic in the making on our hands in the form of “Skyfall”. To celebrate the release of the 23rd adventure, MI6 Confidential takes you behind the scenes of the shoot with an exhaustive account of the production.

Also in this issue, Daniel Craig gives MI6 a candid interview about his role both on screen and off and Sam Mendes comments on the return of some of the classic Bond elements. Rounding out the coverage are interviews with Javier Bardem, the producers, and the new Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe.

  • Daniel Craig Interview – the 007 star talks about “Skyfall” and the future of Bond
  • Bringing Bond Home – An exhaustive account of the making of the 23rd Bond film
  • Classic Ingredients – Director Sam Mendes shares some classic “Skyfall” Bond moments
  • You Naughty Boy – Bérénice Marlohe reflects on her relationship with 007
  • Are You Sitting Comfortably? – Javier Bardem dissects his creepy character
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli on the 007 legacy
  • Everything or Nothing – The Saltzman & Broccoli families unite to celebrate 50 years of Bond
  • The Bond Connection – Celebrating Harry Saltzman’s lesser known pre-Bond productions

Issue #18 is now shipping around the world. To order online, visit www.mi6confidential.com.

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Stars on the red carpet at the Royal World Premiere, London

Late last month the stars of Skyfall walked the red carpet to promote the 007 adventure that is getting rave reviews in the UK and breaking box office records all over Europe. Take a look at how the stars turned out for the special night in these photos:

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“Skyfall” gets overwhelmingly positive reviews from UK critics

It can’t be easy making the longest running film franchise fresh and interesting… it can’t be easy at the best of times, but on this 50th anniversary year, the producers and new director Sam Mendes had their work cut out.

Last week critics got their claws on the film for the first time, and the reviews appear positive. The Rotten Tomatoes website is currently listing at an aggregate score of 96%.

Here’s a few soundbites from some of the reviews – some of which are spoilerific.

Skyfall swipes the best and most established Bond elements from every actor’s tenure and combines them into a film so satisfying as a stand alone story it’s nearly impossible to envisage how it could be improved. – Clothes of Film

On his third outing Daniel Craig’s Bond finally feels like he’s come into his own, a strong balance of old and new but a rugged, clever character all his own. And Skyfall is the suave yet wry, superbly confident and perfectly executed movie to match him. – Cinema Blend

Bardem, who created such a memorable screen villain in No Country for Old Men‘s Anton Chigurh, repeats the trick with Silva. He’s camp, creepy and reptilian, and his first encounter with Bond is enough to make you laugh one moment then squirm the next. – Digital Spy

Ultimately, Mendes delivers an assured, accomplished Bond film that stands somewhere between delivering what the public expects from a Bond film and creating something original and new. His Bond is certainly more nuanced and intricate and instilled with a sense of Britishness that befits 007′s fiftieth year on the screen. – MI6

Ably directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall – the 23rd official 007 outing – is at its finest during a bruising, tumultuous opening half, fired by an electrifying pre-credits chase scene and a script that nods shrewdly to the Wikileaks furore. Cyber-terrorists have stolen a hard drive containing a complete list of Nato operatives that they proceed to leak online, in weekly instalments, five names at a time. – Guardian

One of the pleasures of Skyfall is the amount of screen time given to characters who in previous films have had only a marginal role. Dench’s M in particular is foregrounded. She’s at once a maternal figure and someone (we learn) who has behaved very ruthlessly towards her spies. Ralph Fiennes registers strongly as a bureaucratic type, breathing down her neck but with hidden reserves of courage. There is enjoyable banter, too, between Bond and Ben Whishaw’s very youthful but very boffin-like Q. An added treat is Albert Finney as a bearded Scottish gamekeeper/vigilante. – Independent

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MI6 Confidential issue #17 – exclusive interview with the “Skyfall” action unit

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its seventeenth issue.

The Bond world is buzzing. With just a few weeks to go before Skyfall hits cinemas, we’ve seen the launch of film’s promotional campaign, the opening of the most exhaustive exhibition of 007 design, and Activision continually tease fans with a new look at their upcoming videogame, ‘007 Legends’.

We cover all of the above in this issue, but the highlight must be the time we spent with stunt coordinator, Gary Powell, who spoke exclusively to MI6 Confidential about the Skyfall pre-titles sequence. Finally, we have just enough time to celebrate the French Bond girls of the franchise, as Bérénice Marlohe joins their ranks this year.

Featured in this issue:

  • Skyfall Action – Exclusive interview with stunt coordinator Gary Powell
  • Entente Cordiale – Bérénice Marlohe joins a long list of French Bond Girls
  • All About Eve – Naomie Harris plays an MI6 field agent in Skyfall
  • 007 Legends – Activision lift the lid on their ambitious new videogame
  • 50 Years Of Bond Style At The Barbican – Take a tour of the new exhibition
  • Inside The EON Archive – Exclusive interview with Archive Director Meg Simmonds
  • Sunspel In 007 Heaven – Recreating James Bond’s iconic shorts
  • The Bond Connection – Ex-Special Ops agent Aaron Cohen reveals Haywire’s secrets

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New video blog from 007.com focuses on London

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig both open up about their experience and inspiration for keeping Bond at home for much of 007′s 23rd adventure, Skyfall. Watch the video diary posted by 007.com:

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Character posters for “Skyfall” UK campaign

James Bond appears alongside his newest foe, Silva, and Bond girls Eve and Severine in a new teaser banner for UK cinemas.

This is a slightly different marketing tactic than we saw in the US with large cardboard cutouts of Daniel Craig in an action pose.

These posters have not got some excited, with adjectives such as “dull” being used by some bloggers.

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“Skyfall” international trailer

Surprisingly different, and surprisingly more revealing than the teaser trailer (and indeed the IMAX teaser trailer that was leaked recently), the first international theatrical trailer was released online:

A first real look at Javier Bardem as Silva, after the peak we got in the Olympics TV spot. We also see James Bond “die” – the climax to the Turkish train sequence! – and come back from the dead to aid MI6 and M when top secret data is stolen.

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Skyfall trailer passes UK censors with PG and no cuts

The forthcoming theatrical Skyfall trailer, previously leaked on the internet via shaky handicam has recently gained its credentials in the UK.

According to the BBFC website it seems that the trailer will run for 2m 28s – as against the teaser’s 1m 15s running time. The censors made no cuts to the trailer.

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Mendes reveals Bond/Severine shower scene

Bond will be romancing the enigmatic Severine in a steamy Skyfall shower sequence.

Director Sam Mendes let the ‘spoiler’ slip in his recent interview with GQ, which also features the new Bond girl, Berenice Marlohe, on the cover.

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