James Bond's Skyfall sets £100m record in Britain, joins Oscar run

By Hindustan Times

The latest James Bond film Skyfall has become the first movie ever to take £100 million at the British box office, it was announced Monday. The 23rd official Bond film surpassed the landmark, equivalent of $162 million (123 million euros), after becoming the highest grossing film ever in Britain earlier this month when it overtook the £94 million generated by Avatar.

Skyfall achieved the figure in just 40 days, while Avatar (2009) took 11 months to amass its total.

Globally, the new Bond film has taken more than $1 billion.

It is a mark of the franchise's continuing appeal as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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