‘Skyfall’ Passes ‘Titanic’ as Top 2D Film at U.K. Box Office

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"Skyfall" has taken in $117M in the U.K., a big part of its worldwide gross of $531M

"Skyfall" has passed "Titanic" as the highest-grossing 2D film ever in the U.K., distributor Sony reported Wednesday.

The 23rd film in the James Bond franchise has had a great U.K. run since opening Oct. 26. Including Tuesday's $3.3 million take, its overall gross in the U.K. stands at $117.8 million, bettering the $109 million "Titanic' ran up in 1979.

"Skyfall" has a ways to go to catch "Avatar," which is the highest-grossing film ever in the U.K. It rolled up $149 million in 2009, greatly aided by premium ticket pricing on its 3D runs.

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The overall worldwide gross for "Skyfall" now stands at $531 million. About $430 million of that has come from abroad, the remainder from the U.S. It opened to nearly $90 million in its North American debut last weekend and took in another $11.3 million on Monday, which was Veteran's Day.

“Skyfall” stars Daniel Craig as 007. Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road”) directs a cast that includes Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris.

Bond movies hardly need a boost in the U.K., but this one got a ton of exposure in July when Craig helped open the London Olympics along with the Queen.