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Unused Kincade poster revealed

The nature of Albert Finney’s role in Skyfall was just one of the many closely guarded secrets whilst the 23rd Bond film was in production. It took months before we got our first unofficial look at Kincade, the Skyfall groundskeeper who aids 007 in his final assault against Silva.

It is quite understandable that the legendary British actor, Finney, was not a major part of the promotion. Nevertheless, artists behind the Skyfall promotional campaign prepared a poster of the fine old gentleman, which has recently been released online.

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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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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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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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New “Skyfall” international teaser trailer

A new teaser trailer, offering a new glimpse at Skyfall, was released in Taiwan.

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“Skyfall” premiere slated for 23rd October at the Royal Albert Hall?

Rumors starting on the CommanderBond.net forums indicate that a fortuitous day has been chosen for the highly anticipated Royal Premiere for Skyfall. According to forum member contacts at the Royal Albert hall (not the usual home of the Bond premiere but where they hosted the 40th Anniversary celebrations, and the launch of Die Another Day) has been booked for the 23rd of October, three days before Skyfall hits general cinemas.

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MGM looks to “Skyfall” to enhance its public offering

According to the FT report, Skyfall will be a drawcard for those looking to purchase their share of the big cat, recently emerged from bankruptcy. MGM has a long tradition of producing Bond films, since it subsumed UA (the original producer of Dr. No) in 1992. The timing of the 50th anniversary, Skyfall etc cannot be a better time to go public, yet there is no official date when the IPO (initial public offering) will start.

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FIrst “Skyfall” teaser trailer now available

The long-awaited teaser trailer for the 23rd James Bond adventure, Skyfall, has been posted online at 007.com

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Berenice Marlohe has wrapped on “Skyfall” and in attendance at Cannes film festival

The latest Bond girl has finished her 007 duties. Reports have surfaced that Berenice Marlohe finished filming Skyfall in her role as the enigmatic Severine last week.

She is scheduled to attend the debut screening of the Skyfall trailer at Cannes before a screening of From Russia With Love.

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