Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL made history this weekend as it opened to an incredible £20.1 million at the UK box office, making it the biggest Bond opening weekend of all time. 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 #1 UK opening, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We are absolutely overwhelmed with the reaction to SKYFALL this weekend. It is particularly thrilling as the UK is home to James Bond and it being the 50th anniversary year.”
“This staggering box office result clearly demonstrates that the filmmakers behind SKYFALL, director Sam Mendes and producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, have delivered a film that the fans have been eagerly awaiting,” said Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
“We are proud to be partners with EON and Sony on SKYFALL and look forward to sharing the movie with audiences across the globe.”
“Sony Pictures is proud of its part in bringing this great film to audiences around the world and to have SKYFALL embraced at such unprecedented levels is tremendously exciting,” said Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.
Thank you, Bond fans everywhere, for making SKYFALL such an unprecedented success.