London - Skyfall has become the highest grossing film of all time in the UK.
Sam Mendes' latest chapter in the James Bond saga has broken all
British box office records after raking in a massive £94 277 612 in just
40 days, knocking previous title-holder Avatar off the top spot.
Producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed their delight
at the news with a statement saying: "We're overwhelmed with gratitude
to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the
highest grossing film of all time. We are very proud of this film and
thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, who have
contributed to its success."
The 23rd film in the 007 franchise
- which stars Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice
Marlohe and Javier Bardem - looks likely to remain in cinemas for some
time since it accumulated the staggering sum in just five weeks of its
James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic Avatar previously held the UK record after grossing £94 025 632 overall during its full 11-month run in cinemas, Empire reports.
Skyfall has currently taken $870m worldwide, largely surpassing the $599m Bond record set by Casino Royale in 2006.