SKYFALL Becomes 14th Film to Pass $1 Billion in the Worldwide Box Office

     December 30, 2012

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James Bond will stay fashionable in Tom Ford suits for a long time with Sam Mendes’ Skyfall earning a comfortable $1 billion in the worldwide box office.  Skyfall is only the 14th film of all time to reach the billion-dollar mark, making it the third film to do so in this calendar year, alongside The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises.  In fact, of the 14 films on this list, only two occurred in the 20th century: Titanic and Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace.  2011 also saw three films rake in $1 billion worldwide with franchise installments Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.  With Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland achieving that mark in 2010, eight of the top fourteen earners have all occurred in the last three calendar years.

Hit the jump to see the billionaire’s club of the top 14 films in worldwide box office earnings, now featuring Skyfall.

Check out the list of the top worldwide box office earners of all time below:

Worldwide 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

Here’s the trailer for Skyfall if you haven’t seen it or the film yet:

Here’s the official synopsis for Skyfall:

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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