There aren't many films that can say they outperformed "Avatar" at the box office, but "Skyfall" just earned those bragging rights. According to The Guardian, the latest installment in the James Bond franchise has become the highest grossing film in United Kingdom history.
The 23rd installment of the five decade old spy series, "Skyfall" finished yesterday with a total of £94.28 million (or roughly $151.7 million) over six weeks of release in the UK. That just edges out the £94.03 million earned by James Cameron's "Avatar" back in 2009.
And the sky seems to be the limit for "Skyfall," which shows no signs of slowing down; indeed, it actually climbed back to number one at the UK box office this past weekend, beating out "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" for that honor. "Skyfall" now has a chance to become the first film to ever top £100 million in the UK.
Overall, "Skyfall" has earned an impressive $869.7 million worldwide, including $246.7 million in the United States. Both of those figures dwarf the previous franchise bests, held respectively by "Casino Royale" ($599 million worldwide) and "Quantum of Solace" ($168.4 million domestically).
"Skyfall" finished in second place at the U.S. box office this past weekend for the third week in a row.