Archive for department: "Official Annoucements"

“Skyfall” hits the billion dollar mark

It was announced today that SKYFALL, the 23rd James Bond adventure, has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. SKYFALL is the most successful Bond film of all time, the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, the first film to pass £100 million at the UK box office and it is also the most successful film at the worldwide box office in Sony Pictures history.

Skyfall took in $4.6 million this weekend in North America for a cumulative to date of $289.6 million. Overseas, the film grossed $10.3 million for an international total to date of $710.6 million and a worldwide cumulative exceeding $1 billion and growing.

Thank you, Bond fans around the world, for making SKYFALL such an incredible success.

“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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Skyfall has record-breaking opening week at the box office

EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL has taken an extraordinary £37.2 million in its opening week, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to secure the biggest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history.

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.

In response to the amazing 7 day figures, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “We are very grateful to the Bond fans and all UK cinema audiences for making SKYFALL the biggest opening week ever during our 50th anniversary year.”

“The continued record-breaking success of this film is a true testament to all involved and the global power of this 50 year old franchise” said Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM.

“We couldn’t be more proud of the critical and commercial reaction SKYFALL has received,” said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution. “The results are a true testament to the 50 year legacy of James Bond. The best is still yet to come in the UK and all around the world.”

Thank you, Bond fans everywhere, for making SKYFALL such an unprecedented success.

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“Skyfall” bikes to go on display at Bond In Motion event in the UK

The two bikes used in the high-octane pre-titles sequence of Skyfall (that sees Bond chase the Villain through a Turkish market and eventually onto a speeding train) are going to go on display in the south of England for a few months between July and December 2012.

The vehicles will be on display from next week.

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Shooting wraps on Skyfall

The 23rd James Bond adventure has completed its seven month shoot with pickups shot by the second unit on location in Turkey.

@007 posted the final clapperboard picture.

Daniel Craig left the country earlier in the month and Michael Wilson revealed on BBC Breakfast that the first unit was heading back to Pinewood to shoot pickups before they called a wrap on Skyfall.

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“Skyfall” teaser poster revealed

Fans converged on 007.com today for the release of the first Skyfall teaser poster. And here it is!

The official parties also revealed that the trailer would be online sooner than expected. It’s ETA is now Monday 21st May at 8.30am BST

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No “Skyfall” novelization in the works

The Book Bond learned today that Ian Fleming Publications is not planning to novelize the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, which also celebrates 50 years of James Bond on screen. John Cox at the Book Bond learns this directly from Corinne Turner, MD of Ian Fleming Publications.

The last novelization of a film was Die Another Day but prior to this three film hiatus, the duties were carried out by the incumbent 007 author, John Gardner or Raymond Benson.

As IFP doesn’t appear to have anyone on contract, we guess it is not too surprising that Bond won’t be back in a new literary adventure this year… but Fleming’s 14 novels will be reprinted by Vintage.

IMAX to host James Bond in ‘Skyfall’ this November

The studio and producers have announced that James Bond will appear on the BIG big screen in Skyfall, with its first partnership with the Bond franchise, ever.

The film will open in IMAX concurrently with the regular cinemas on 9th November in the USA.

“It is fitting that with SKYFALL marking the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond franchise, we celebrate in epic style and what could be more larger-than-life than IMAX joining the festivities,” said Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of MGM.

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Michael Wilson welcomes visitors to redesigned 007.com

A redesigned 007.com was put live today with news stories spanning back to the November press conference. The website had space to promote video games and the car museum event, Bond in Motion, celebrating 50 years of Bond’s wheels.

Michael Wilson filmed a short intro for the website whilst on the set of Skyfall.

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Helen McCrory will play a politician – not Moneypenny – in “Skyfall”

The British actor of Harry Potter and Hugo fame has finally explained a little more about her role in Bond 23, know now to be entitled Skyfall.

The 43 year-old appeared on British channel ITV’s show Lorraine where she let slip that she would play a politician and member of the British Parliament called Clair Dowar.

The official twitter feed @007 carried the news a few hours ago.

With Q returning, can we expect a return of Miss Moneypenny as well? Do you still hold any faith in the rumor that Eve (Naomie Harris) turns out to be the famed secretary?

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