Just when we thought James Bond couldn’t outdo himself, he goes and set a new franchise record. Skyfall has become the most profitable Bond movie in franchise history by crossing the $1 billion mark in global box office. Sony announced today that the 23rd James Bond film has smashed every record in the franchise’s 50-year rich history, joining the billion dollar club and becoming the 14th film in history to reach the coveted milestone.
The film, which cost $200 million to make, has earned $289.6 million in North America alone and $710.6 million internationally, and it still hasn’t been released in China as of yet.
Even though Skyfall hasn’t been shown in China, the film still would have blown out all of the other Bond movies in comparison to revenue. Its $710.6 million international revenue alone, would have catapult the film to the highest grossing 007 movie of all time worldwide. Prior to this film, the biggest Bond film was Casino Royale, which made $599 million worldwide in 2006.
Check out the list in which Skyfall joined as of the top earners of all time:
Global Box Office Year
1 Avatar $2,782,275,172 2009
2 Titanic $2,185,372,302 1997
3 The Avengers $1,511,757,910 2012
4 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $1,328,111,219 2011
5 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $1,123,746,996 2011
6 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $1,119,929,521 2003
7 The Dark Knight Rises $1,081,041,287 2012
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest $1,066,179,725 2006
9 Toy Story 3 $1,063,171,911 2010
10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,043,871,802 2011
11 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace $1,027,044,677 1999
12 Alice in Wonderland $1,024,299,904 2010
13 The Dark Knight $1,004,558,444 2008
14 Skyfall $1,000,200,000 2012