Just a fortnight after sinking Titanic, Skyfall has taken out another James Cameron blockbuster, Avatar, to become the highest-grossing film in UK box office history.
The 23rd James Bond adventure – Daniel Craig’s third appearance in the role – has taken £93,769,331 since its release in Britain on 26 October, around £300,000 more than Cameron’s groundbreaking animated film. And with Skyfall still running in cinemas, it may well eventually pass the £100 million mark.
Also lying in 007’s wake are Toy Story 3, now the fourth-highest grossing British box office movie, followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The next most successful Bond film is Craig’s first outing, Casino Royale, lying in 13th place with total takings of just over £55m.
Skyfall’s position at the top of the UK box office is a particularly fitting way to mark the 50th anniversary of the British spy, whose first big-screen appearance came in 1963’s Dr No.
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