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Skyfall: A worldwide Box-office phenomenon

By: Anders Frejdh
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Skyfall, the latest instalment in the James Bond film franchise has really become another 007 phenomenon around the world with almost 1,1 Million admissions in Sweden after 16 weeks at cinemas here.

By Anders Frejdh, Founder and Editor of From Sweden with Love

James Bond's return at the cinemas in the 23rd film from EON Productions, Skyfall (2012) (Daniel Craig third as Ian Fleming's secret agent hero) has become a worldwide box-office phenomenon.

A selection of box-office facts for Skyfall:
• 1079 Million USD worldwide, and counting, bringing SKYFALL to the top of the 007 box-office table (both with and without adjusting for inflation) along with box-office smash hits like Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965) and You Only Live Twice (1967).
• 302 Million USD in USA, and counting, over 100 Million USD more than the previous Bond record in the country with Quantum of Solace (2008).
• 162 Million USD at the UK box-office, and counting, making it the most successful film of all time in the country!
• 6.4 Million admissions in France, almost doubling the average number of 007 film admissions in the country!
• Over ONE Million admissions in Sweden, and counting, making it the first 007 film adventure since Octopussy (1983) (featuring three Swedish Bond girls: Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn and Mary Stavin) to pass that magical limit in the country.

SKYFALL cinema statistics for Sweden:
Week 1 (October 26-November 1): 325,233 admissions
Week 2 (November 2-8): 239,560
Week 3 (November 9-15): 163,844
Week 4 (November 16-22): 99,155
Week 5 (November 23-29): 77,065
Week 6 (November 30-December 6): 42,803
Week 7 (December 7-13): 30,507
Week 8 (December 14-20): 19,054
Week 9 (December 21-27): 20,797
Week 10 (December 28-January 3, 2013): 26,731
Week 11 (January 4-10): 15,184
Week 12 (January 11-17): 7,814
Week 13 (January 18-24): 4,334
Week 14 (January 25-31): 1,095
Week 15 (February 1-7): 627
Week 16 (February 8-14): 425

Total admissions in Sweden as of Feb. 14, 2013: 1,074,228 (48,774 less than Octopussy)

Top films at the box-office in Sweden since 2001:
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - 1,942,793 admissions (SF Film)
2. Mamma Mia! (2008) - 1,904,978 (UIP/Universal)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - 1,836,763 (SF Film)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - 1,827,014 (SF Film)
5. Avatar (2009) - 1,482,308 (20th Century Fox)
6. As It Is in Heaven/Så som i himmelen (2004) - 1,434,198 (Sonet Film)
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Män som hatar kvinnor (2009) - 1,217,618 (Nordisk Film)
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - 1,139,163 (Warner/Fox)
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - 1,137,538 (Walt Disney)
10. Skyfall (2012) - 1,073,176 (SF Film)
Source: Swedish Film Institute

In addition to the amazing box-office figures, the film has already won an award for Best Cinematography (to Roger Deakins) from The Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Best Original Song (to Adele) at the Golden Globe Awards.

Skyfall has also been nominated to FIVE Academy Awards and received EIGHT BAFTA nominations!

Read our review of SKYFALL or download it here.

Swedish related notes about the film:
FSWL was the first in the world to publish the name of Ola Rapace's character in the film (Patrice), as well as the first to reveal the casting of Jens Hultén's.

Besides Ola's and Jens' participation in the film, another Swede was involved with the production of SKYFALL, Per Hallberg, Academy Award-winning Sound Editor.

SKYFALL was released in Sweden and the UK on October 26, 2012, almost exactly four years after QOS opened. For a list of release dates, click here

The Swedish gala premiere in Stockholm - attended by Gregg Wilson, Jens Hultén, Maud Adams, Naomie Harris and Ola Rapace - took place on October 24 and was organized by ZAP Events. (The Royal premiere in London was held on October 23 at the Royal Albert Hall.)

Skyfall events and news featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Initial press release for Bond 23 (January 2011)
>Sony Pictures and MGM distributes Bond 23 (April 2011)
>SKYFALL confirmed as title for Bond 23 (November 2011)
>Press conference in London (November 2011)
>SKYFALL officially filming in London (November 2011)
>Thomas Newman to score SKYFALL (January 2012)
>First official photo from SKYFALL (February 2012)
>First video blog online (February 2012)
>Skyfall to be released in IMAX theatres (February 2012)
>Swedish actor Jens Hultén confirmed for Skyfall (March 2012)
>Second video blog online (March 2012)
>An interview with Ola Rapace (Patrice) (April 2012)
>Third video blog online (April 2012)
>Fourth video blog online (April 2012)
>Press conference in Istanbul (April 2012)
>Fifth video blog online (May 2012)
>First teaser poster revealed (May 2012)
>Teaser trailer online (May 2012)
>Sixth video blog online (June 2012)
>Ben Whishaw confirmed as the new Q (July 2012)
>International trailer online (July 2012)
>Coca-Cola and SKYFALL partnership (August 2012)
>New SKYFALL posters revealed (August 2012)
>Coca-Cola Zero reveals new SKYFALL ad (September 2012)
>US one-sheet poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>Second UK teaser poster for SKYFALL revealed (September 2012)
>Bond on Set: Filming SKYFALL - Greg Williams (October 2012)
>Adele revealed as singer of SKYFALL theme song (October 2012)
>First Swedish review of SKYFALL (18 October 2012)
>Aftonbladet's James Bond magazine in stores (22 October 2012)
>Royal premiere of SKYFALL in London (23 October 2012)
>SKYFALL opens at UK cinemas (October 2012)
>Box-office success for SKYFALL in Sweden (29 October 2012)
>SKYFALL sets new box office records all over Europe (November 2012)
>SKYFALL opens in America (November 2012)
>SKYFALL is the most successful film of 2012 in the UK (November 2012)
>SKYFALL stunt team recipient of SAG Award (January 2013)
>Dennis Gassner winner of Art Directors Guild award (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on Blu-ray Steelcase in Sweden (February 2013)
>SKYFALL released on DVD in Sweden (February 2013)
>Special celebration of James Bond at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)
>Adele performs "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards (February 2013)

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The Swedish cinema poster for SKYFALL © 2012 SF Bio. All rights reserved.

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