Skyfall breaks British box office records
JAMES Bond has broken box office records after Skyfall took in £103 million to become the biggest earner in UK cinema history.
The film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as the secret agent earned more than one billion US dollars worldwide.
Other big crowd pullers in 2012 include The Dark Knight Rises which took £56.3m at the UK box office, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which took £52.2m and Marvel Avengers Assemble which took £51.9m.
Data collected in the 2013 British Film Institute Statistical Yearbook revealed cinema admissions reached 172.5m in 2012 which is the third highest level for 40 years and UK box office receipts totalled £1.1 billion – the highest on record.
Amanda Nevill, chief executive of the BFI, said: “UK films captivated audiences and 007 spearheaded another strong year for UK film internationally.”