After just 40 days in cinemas, Skyfall‘s box office return has been recorded as making an immense £94.3 million in the UK, making this not only one of the best movies in the series but also the most successful – indeed, it is the most successful film in British box office history.
Although a nice surprise, commentators and fans of the film have been hopeful of these figures; Skyfall had the second biggest opening weekend on record, taking £20.1 million and putting it only second to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
You are probably aware that Skyfall has received favourable reviews. The film is doing well internationally – it has just retaken the number one slot in the US – and it has even been tipped for an Oscar nomination. While Sam Mendes, Javier Bardem and Dame Judy Dench all have experience of this, the idea of a Bond movie winning an Academy Award remains as unlikely as seeing a former Bond singing ABBA songs with Meryl Streep.
But I digress; well done to everyone involved with Skyfall for making it not just a massive hit but also a damned good movie.