Skyfall overtakes Harry Potter record at UK box office
Story by Jack Foley
SKYFALL has now officially overtaken Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to secure the biggest seven-day gross of all-time at the UK box office.
The 23rd James Bond adventure has taken an extraordinary £37.2 million in its first week of release, which marked the 50th anniversary of 007.
In response to the seven day figures, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are very grateful to the Bond fans and all UK cinema audiences for making Skyfall the biggest opening week ever during our 50th anniversary year.”
Gary Barber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, MGM, added: “The continued record-breaking success of this film is a true testament to all involved and the global power of this 50 year old franchise.”
And Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, commented: “We couldn’t be more proud of the critical and commercial reaction Skyfall has received. The results are a true testament to the 50 year legacy of James Bond. The best is still yet to come in the UK and all around the world.”
Skyfall opened in 587 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday, October, and release in the US on November 9.