James Bond Skyfall: A British Box Office Record Breaker And Voted Best Bond

The 23rd incarnation of James Bond: Skyfall has been voted the best Bond ever, but its commercial success is not subject to bias or opinion - it is officially the most successful British film (in one week).

Surpassing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, with first week sales of £37.2m, Skyfall is proving an unprecedented success, The Sun reports. MGM chief Gary Barber said: "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," while the film's producers - Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli -released a statement after the impressive figure was delivered. It 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." The £23m set by the final Daniel Radcliffe wizard movie still holds the gong for weekend sales, though, as Bond only managed £20.1m for that particular record. 

Entertainmentwise also ran a poll, and in light of these figures, revealed that fans voted this the best Bond ever. 34.89% consider Skyfall to be the best outing for 007. 32.66% thought that it was Daniel Craig's best outing as 007. 15.21% thought it was 'good' and 7.1% thought it was average. 5.07% said it was 'poor', and an identical 5.07% thought it was the worst Bond ever.



Tags: Daniel Craig - Sam Mendes


More Daniel Craig

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas, saying the saturation leads to a short shelf-live for many top movies, stunting...

Stunning Location for 'Skyfall' Now Blighted With Fly-Tipping

Glen Etive in Lochaber, the stunning location used in the James Bond movie Skyfall, is now a hot spot for the dumping of rubbish. A...

Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s...

Keanu Reeves Replaces Daniel Craig In Courtroom Drama 'The Whole Truth'

Deadline are reporting that Keanu Reeves has replaced Daniel Craig in the courtroom drama The Whole Truth. Craig had been cast as a defence attorney...


Was Pierce Brosnan Really The Worst Bond?

Poor Pierce Brosnan has got it in his head that he was never good enough when it came to playing legendary secret service agent, James...

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond since, well, pretty much as soon as Craig ordered...

Pierce Brosnan On Playing James Bond: "I Wasn’t Good Enough"

Pierce Brosnan’s time as Bond is considered by many to be among the worst portrayals of 007. Sounds harsh, but following icons like Roger Moore...

Daniel Craig Quits 'The Whole Truth' Days Before Production Start Date

James Bond actor Daniel Craig has pulled out of his new movie The Whole Truth just days before production was due to begin in Boston....



Daniel Craig Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Daniel Craig

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All