Skyfall enjoys biggest Bond opening weekend of all-time in UK
Story by Jack Foley
JAMES Bond’s 50th anniversary outing Skyfall has made history this weekend by opeing to an incredible £20.1 million at the UK box office.
The figure makes it the biggest 007 opening weekend of all time.
The 23rd James Bond adventure opened in 587 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, October 26. It will release in the US on November 9.
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.”
Gary Barber, Chairman and CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, endorsed this, saying: “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.
“We are proud to be partners with EON and Sony on Skyfall and look forward to sharing the movie with audiences across the globe.”
Needless to say, the film took top spot at the UK box office, pretty much trouncing the competition.