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Having overtaken James Cameron's Avatar earlier this month to become the UK's highest-grossing release of all-time, Skyfall has now capped a fantastic 50th anniversary for the James Bond movie franchise by becoming the first film to surpass the £100 million mark on home soil, as well as only the fourteenth movie in history to break $1 billion at the global box office - the third film to do so this year after The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises.

With $289.6 million from North America and $710.6 million in international receipts, Skyfall is now sitting on a worldwide haul of $1,000,200,000 to date. The spy thriller is yet to open in the potentially lucrative market of China, so Daniel Craig's third outing as 007 looks to have a real chance of cracking the all-time top ten, with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' $1,043.9m certainly in reach. Skyfall could even go on »

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