Actor Daniel Craig has earned significant bragging rights for his latest box office hit ‘Skyfall.’ The spy film has joined an exclusive handful of films to gross $1 billion.
The latest thriller in the James Bond franchise is actually the 23rd installment and is now in the record books as the most successful of the series to date.
Domestically the movie earned $239.6 million but internationally grossed $710.6 million. Suffice it to say … everyone loves James Bond.
‘Skyfall’ is the third film to reach the $1 billion mark in 2012. Also in this elite category are ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
Historically, the Bond film is ranked #14 in gross earnings. That position is expected to improve since it is still doing well in theaters.
Fun fact: the swim trunks worn by the actor during the filming of ‘Casino Royale’ brought in $72,000 at auction earlier this year – pics.