Bond sets 100 million record
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Berenice Marlohe is seen in a scene from Skyfall,’ which reaches 100 million viewers in Britain. AP photoThe latest James Bond film “Skyfall” has become the first movie ever to take 100 million at the British box office, it was announced Jan 1.
The 23rd official Bond film surpassed the landmark, equivalent of $162 million , after becoming the highest grossing film ever in Britain earlier this month when it overtook the 94 million generated by “Avatar”.
“Skyfall” achieved the figure in just 40 days, while “Avatar” (2009) took 11 months to amass its total.
Globally, the new Bond film has taken more than $1 billion.
It is a mark of the franchise’s continuing appeal as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Daniel Craig’s third appearance as British secret agent Bond is still on general release more than two months after it first hit British cinemas.