Skyfall is First Bond Film To Cross $1-Billion Mark

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Skyfall, is not only the most profitable movie in the Bond franchise but has also become the first to cross $1 billion in global ticket sales, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The 23rd installment of the franchise is now the 14th movie in history to reach the billion-dollar milestone. The movie directed by Sam Mendes is also the first movie to earn £100 million in ticket sales in Britain, reports the Telegraph.

Skyfall cost $200 million to produce and has earned $289.6 million in North America and $710.6 million internationally. That number is bound to keep on increasing considering it hasn’t even premiered in China yet. The previous highest-grossing Bond flick was Casino Royale, which took in $599 million in 2006, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Culled from Slate

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