'Skyfall' Becomes Year's Highest Grossing Movie in the U.K. After Only 12 Days

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LONDON – Sam Mendes' Skyfall, the latest James Bond franchise entry starring Daniel Craig, is now the highest grossing film at the U.K. box office in 2012.

With its massive take of £57 million after 12 days in release, the 007 thriller has overtaken The Dark Knight Rises, which had been year's most successful release to date.

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It is now also the biggest Bond movie of all time in the U.K. exceeding the £55.6 million ($88.9 million) achieved by Casino Royale in 2006, according to figures released by Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, continuing the longest running and most successful franchise in film history, opened in 587 cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland Oct. 26.

It will release in the US on Nov. 9 and is tracking for a massive opening there also.

The movie is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and sees Craig return for his third outing as Ian Fleming’s 007 to find his loyalty to M tested as her past comes back to haunt her in the film written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

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