‘Skyfall’ Becomes the Seventh Highest Grossing Movie Worldwide

The 007 blockbuster recently passed ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ with a global tally of $1.094 billion.

Skyfall becomes the seventh highest grossing movie of all time worldwide
Skyfall becomes the seventh highest grossing movie of all time worldwide
The 007 action-thriller Skyfall has become the seventh highest grossing movie of all time at the box office worldwide. The blockbuster has a current global gross of $1.094 billion, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises' tally of $1.081 billion. It took Skyfall just 87 days to amass that amount, with The Dark Knight Rises taking 121 days to earn its worldwide gross.

Skyfall, which recently opened in China, now stands behind The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King ($1.119 billion), Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.123 billion), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($1.3 billion), Marvel's The Avengers ($1.5 billion), Titanic ($2.1 billion), and Avatar ($2.7 billion).

While it seems unlikely that Skyfall will catch Titanic and Avatar, don't be surprised if this James Bond thriller moves up a few more spots before ending its run. Skyfall is currently available on Digital HD formats before its Blu-ray and DVD release February 12.

Skyfall was released November 9th, 2012 and stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.

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  1. Sean

    I cannot wait to get Skyfall on Blu-ray tomorrow!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams


    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- Duly noted. I'm on a Darren Aronofsky roll, and after that, I'll probably go the David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, or anything weird route(DVD/Blu-ray wise; I'm watching practically anything and everything theatrically). After all's been said and done, I'll try to make the Bond films my primary goal. The notable ones, at least.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Dan

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Really? Check out some of the ones we've mentioned. Particularly Goldfinger and GoldenEye. Sometimes I forget you're a young guy.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Nicholaus XX

    @dan1 -- Only Bond films I've seen are the three latest editions.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    Always a great achievement for a film. And at the very least, this one actually deserved it... Transformers.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. skywise

    of course it would be james Bond. Timeless.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @narrator Seen them all, just haven't been able to narrow down number 5 off the top of my head

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. the Narrator

    Sweet list, @bawnian-dexeus. Try out the likes of Dr. No, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball, etc.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus


    3.Russia with Love
    4.Casino Royale
    5. (haven't found one yet)

    @c-a-r-t-m-a-n Ok Frank

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Ghostman

    @dan1 If you think about it, we have a male M, MoneyPenny, and Q. We've reached Bond's "Golden Years" with that cast set up. That's why I love Skyfall so much, it has Classic Bond characters in a Modern Day setting, a perfect combination with the right amount of cheese and spectacular action.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  12. Ghostman

    I practically have the same list as @ejk1 except I would replace The Spy who Loved My with On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    2 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. Youngrizo

    A bad Bind Movie, but an okay Batman film

    2 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  14. the Narrator

    @ejk1 Ahh.. Q's final moments. A touching and humorous scene indeed. I guess I wouldn't call it a bad Bond movie, just an incredibly cheesy movie in general, with poor production quality. The script itself is actually pretty good, as seen throughout the film via the dialouge (not necessarily the delivery), and I feel it would have made a far better picture had it been in the hands of someone else.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  15. ejk1

    @narrator Gonna have to agree to disagree on TWINE. Richards doesn't show up until around the midpoint, and by that time the film is already a winner in my book. And while I could bring up some things that I liked or loved, I simply need to bring this to make my claim (you can skip to the last thirty seconds if you want):


    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  16. Dan

    @narrator Definitely. It made me very happy to see the words "James Bond will return" at the end of Skyfall. I expect many more adventures with the new cast in place.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. the Narrator

    Great choices, @ejk1. Though I'm not sure about TWiNE... Richards was in that film an awful lot, and she wasn't the only problem with it. Lol. I felt like it was the directors downgrade from Empire Strikes Back, I believe.

    But in the end, @dan1, @ejk1, it's our love of so many different Bond films that highlights just how varied and special this franchise is. There is and likely never will be a franchise like Bond, where no two people have the exact same top five list.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. Dan

    @ejk1 I didn't specify between 1.0 and 2.0, just Bond films in general. I'm aware of the distinction you make Casino Royale on.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. ejk1

    @dan1 Well, I could have been a dick about it and left Skyfall and Casino Royale off for being Bond 2.0, but I decided that they were better films, by like one or two percentage points, than the others I would have considered in the top five. So they are there in the list.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  20. Dan

    @ejk1 Great list and reasons.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  21. ejk1

    1) Goldfinger. More than a Bond film, only Bullit can rival this film in terms of "cool factor."
    2) From Russia With Love. Although I'm somewhat hating the term "realism" lately, This is easily the most realistic Bond film of the Cold War era.
    3) The Spy Who Loved Me. XXX, Jaws, Nuff said.
    4) Skyfall/Casino Royale. I like them equally.

    Honoarble Mention: The World Is Not Enough. This movie was great whenever Denise Richards was not on screen.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  22. the Narrator

    @dan1 Point to you, good sir. However, it's as much for being a very well shot and produced film, as it is for nostalgic purposes. That's me and my old mans Bond film, and I like to think sentiment plays a role in choosing films, if only a partial one.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  23. Dan

    And yes, I'm aware of how cheesy GoldenEye can get (see: Boris), but it just had too much awesome with Sean Bean and Famke Jannsen.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. Dan

    @narrator Dr. No, eh? Good movie, and deserves special recognition, but I have a hard time overlooking its super cheese, so it doesn't crack the Top 5. Certainly Top 10, though.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. the Narrator

    Great list, @dan1. My favorites thus far are fairly similar:

    1. Casino Royale
    2. Dr. No
    3. Skyfall
    4. GoldenEye
    5. Goldfinger

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  26. Dan


    Top 5 Bond Films? For me...

    1. GoldenEye
    2. Casino Royale
    3. Goldfinger
    4. Skyfall
    5. Thunderball

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  27. the Narrator

    @bawnian-dexeus All good points, my friend. I can see how it was so financially successful, yet I'm still struggling to agree whether or not it's deserving of it's 90% or so on RT. My third favorite Bond film, no doubt. Also, not that you need the advice, but ignore the douche with the South Park getup.

    @therealGoku While I agree that Mendes and co. crafted a great Bond installment that delved into his psyche a bit more, something I really appreciated and enjoyed, I'd have to say that Casino Royale has still been his most tender and thus vulnerable form I've seen him in. Perhaps it's because I felt M's relationship with him was pushed to motherly a bit too fast for my liking, despite a decade+ long build up, but her death wasn't as significant as his inability to save Vesper; or more importantly, his inability to not have fallen in love with her.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  28. Cartman

    @bawnian-dexeus - im expecting a epic 10 lines comment from a clown.... come on dont make me wait...

    2 years agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

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