Skyfall, the 23rd entry in the Bond series, has already become a commercial and critical success, breaking the UK seven-day box-office record having made £37.2m in the UK from 587 screens, surpassing the previous record of £35.7m taken by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in July of last year.
The film, which is set to become the highest-grossing film in the series, has already made $287m (£180m) in it’s first 10 days globally, a number even more astounding when you consider that it hasn’t opened in the US yet, where it will be released on 9 November. It’s current global takings place it close to halfway of the $594m worldwide total gross made from 2006’s Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first foray as Bond, which before Skyfall had the highest gross in the series.
In a statement, 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.”
Craig has signed up for two more Bond films, with “Bond 24” are they’re calling it for now expected in 2014. If you missed out on what we thought of Skyfall, you can see the SoulCulture review here.