1. YouTube’s Top 10 Viewed Trailers of 2012 Includes 2 From Skyfall

    By Kevin Wells on 2012-12-20

    Just an interesting fact: according to Google, 2 of Skyfall’s trailers were some of the most viewed trailers of 2012 on YouTube. Both the “Teaser” and the “Official Trailer” made the list at #9 and #4 respectively. The Dark Knight Rises was the only movie on the list to best 007. The top 2 spots went to Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as well as #8 and #10 (sheesh).

    The list:
    1. “Surprise” – Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Live-Action Trailer
    2. Reveal Trailer – Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    3. The Dark Knight Rises – Official Trailer #3 [HD]
    4. SKYFALL – Official Trailer
    5. Ted – Trailer
    6. The Hunger Games Theatrical Trailer #2
    7. Revolution – Trailer
    8. Multiplayer Reveal Trailer – Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Video”
    9. SKYFALL – Official Teaser Trailer
    10. Launch Trailer – Official Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Video

  2. London Critics´ Circle loves SKYFALL

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-19

    In the annual award circus the London Critics´ Circle showed lots of love for SKYFALL by nominating it as Best British Picture and giving acting nominations to Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem.

    Has there ever been a 007 picture that has gotten so much award attention?

    See the whole list of nominations here:

  3. Javier Bardem wins Satellite Award for SKYFALL

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-17

    Congrats to Javier Bardem whose memorable portrayal of Bond villain Raoul Silva earned him a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor.

    See the list of winners here:

  4. Inflation Adjusted, Skyfall Passes Goldfinger

    By Kevin Wells on 2012-12-17

    Adjusting for inflation is tricky, but using the US rate of inflation (consumer price index) Skyfall has managed to surpass Goldfinger ($931,983,650) to become the #2 James Bond film. Thunderball still sits at #1 with $1.036 billion by the same method, but its record could be threatened depending on how well Skyfall performs next month when it opens in China. This week Skyfall added another $12 million outside the United States to bring its overseas total to $678.7 million. That ranks 11th all-time or 3rd all-time among 2D-only films with only Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ahead of it. Combined with its US cume, Skyfall sits at $951 million worldwide and should reach at least $980 million before China adds to its total.

    Despite The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in the United States this weekend, Skyfall still managed to add $7 million to its US total. That brings Skyfall’s total to $272 million. Skyfall should end its run in the States somewhere over $290 million.

    If you want to do a little saber rattling, The Hobbit’s record setting December opening of $84 million is less than Skyfall’s November opening of $88 million. Numbers are fun.

  5. SKYFALL earns 3 nominations from Chicago Critics

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-15

    Judi Dench, Roger Deakins and Stuart Baird were nominated by the Chicago Critics this year for their contributions to SKYFALL. Together with their Boston and their L.A. peers the Chicago Critics are the most influential local critics´ organization in the USA.

    See the whole list of nominations here:


  6. Golden Globe nomination for Adele

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-13

    The Golden Globes did not love SKYFALL as much as other critics´ organizations. Only Adele´s title song was nominated this year. Well, Judi Dench still got one for “The Best Marigold Hotel”.

    See the whole list of nominations here:


  7. Javier Bardem is nominated for a SAG Award

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-12

    Could SKYFALL have the first James Bond bad guy who gets major award recognition? Javier Bardem has scored a nomination as Best Supporting Actor by the Screen Actors´ Guild. Since this is about actors voting for their peers the choice might be an early sign for the supporting actor category of the Oscars. Tomorrow the Golden Globe nominations will be announced. I bet Bardem´s name will be again in the race.

    Here you can find the SAG Awards nominations:

  8. SKYFALL scores 7 nominations for the Critics´ Choice Awards

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-11

    SKYFALL continues to get award recognition, this time by the Critics´ Choice Awards. Again Javier Bardem, Judi Dench and Roger Deakins get nods (possibly a trend for upcoming award nominations). But the CCA have opened up new categories for action films – and this is where Daniel Craig even gets nominated for Best Actor!

    See all nominations here:,0


  9. L.A. critics say “Best cinematography: SKYFALL”

    By Stefan Rogall on 2012-12-10

    SKYFALL won its first award when L.A. critics decided that ROGER DEAKINS was responsible for Best Cinematography this year!

    See all the awards here:


  10. Skyfall Takes #1 Again

    By Kevin Wells on 2012-12-09

    In its 5th week in the United States, Skyfall managed to wrestle its way back to the top of the box office pile beating out Twilight, Rise of the Guardians, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln adding about $11 million to its U.S. cume. Skyfall now has $261.6 million in the United States. By tomorrow it’ll top The Amazing Spider-Man to become Sony’s #1 film for 2012.

    Speaking of being Sony’s #1 film, Skyfall added another $20 million from overseas markets to push the 23rd James Bond film to $918.2 million worldwide. This makes Skyfall Sony’s highest grossing film worldwide beating out Spider-Man 3 (2007).

    Box Office Mojo still claims Skyfall is on track to close out its U.S. run with approximately $290 million. and should be able to get to at least $950 million before launching in China next year.