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'Skyfall' Has Made the Most Pounds Sterling

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Skyfall: now the UK's top film of all time. Proving their love of native spy Jim Bond to be greater than their love of blue monsters, British audiences have, in just 40 days, reportedly given the latest Bond film a box office of £94,277,612, overtaking the amount earned by Avatar over its entire theatrical run and now making Skyfall the biggest film in the country's rich history of paying to watch things.

Before Avatar claimed the title in 2009, the honor of highest-grossing UK film was previously held by the ABBA-based romantic-comedy Mamma Mia!, and that remains pretty weird.

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