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“Skyfall” earns $33m at the box office in its first day

After breaking all the records in the UK and Europe, Skyfall opened across the US and Canada yesterday and received a impressive $33 million at the box office.

Predictions that the film will have made $80+ million by the end of the weekend are not pie-in-the-sky.

It is understood that the film cost around $200m to make – although an official figure was never released – and so taking into account its UK and European successes, Sony Pictures are already in the black, with several weeks of box office earning (not to mention DVD sales!) to go.

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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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