Skyfall Proves Triumphant In Record-Breaking UK Release
It’s official: the Brits still love James Bond. The 23rd 007 movie proved to be an overwhelming success this weekend in the UK after it was released in theatres on Friday. It took in a frankly astounding £20 million, and set the record for the biggest ever Saturday attendance in history. It also broke records for the biggest opening for a 2D film.
Skyfall, which was directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig as the infamous spy, has received almost universal praise from critics, some of whom have called it “the best Bond movie ever.”
The film also managed to take its place as No. 1 at the box office in 22 overseas markets, though it is still yet to open in the US (November 6th). At this rate, Skyfall looks to take over Casino Royale as the most successful entry in the franchise.
This news comes off the back of the recent announcement that screenwriter John Logan has been approved to write the 24th and 25th installments in the series, which will co-incide with Daniel Craig’s apparently last ventures in the role.
So, what do UK fans make of the movie? Has this record-breaking news got 007 fans in the US even more excited?
Source: The Guardian