The 23rd James Bond installment hits $162.76 million with the biggest take of all time.
The tally means the Bond film is now the most successful U.K. release in history, overtaking Avatar, which had a lifetime gross of $151.3 million (£94 million) over the course of its 11 months in release in U.K. cinemas.
Skyfall opened in 587 cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 26. The movie has generated more than $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide.
In the movie, Craig returns for his third outing as Ian Fleming’s 007 to find his loyalty to M tested as her past comes back to haunt her.
The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.
–written by stuart kemp for hollywoodreporter.com. image from mypocket.com