The latest James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig has just entered the franchise’s history as the first Agent 007 movie to surpass the US$1 billion box-office barrier.
Sam Mendes’ latest James Bond installment, featuring Daniel Craig as 007 for the third time, hit the milestone on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter says.
So far Skyfall has grossed over $289 million inside the US and more than $710 million internationally, becoming Sony's box-office record-setter.
Skyfall and just two more films have managed to hit $1 billion mark in 2012. The Avengers blockbuster and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises jumped over the barrier, earning $1.51 billion and $1.08 billion, respectively.
Skyfall is expected to earn still more, as it has its release in China ahead. The film will hit Chinese silver screens in the beginning of 2013.