40 days after being released to high critical praise Skyfall has risen to beat Avatar’s record setting £94 million at the UK box office. It took Avatar 11 months according to Empire to get to that record. The 23rd film in the 50 year-old franchise now sits at $871 million worldwide. $248 million comes from the US where (if only for today) Skyfall recaptured the lead at the box office from Twilight’s latest release.
According to Box Office Mojo, Skyfall will easily pass $950 million worldwide before opening in China next year. Skyfall is also projected to cross $280 million in the United States by the end of its run.