007 Skyfall smashes through $800 million and James Bond must now beat $1 billion at the global box office.
Jonathan Stuart-Brown for Save The British Film Industry.
No matter how you look at it, SKYFALL is a massive success financially.
Sam Mendes has a billion dollar movie on his cv.
Daniel Craig has risen from $12 million global box office for Layer Cake to a billion dollar movie.
The only word to use is CONGRATULATIONS !
China, Australia and Japan will push the franchise over the line.
It is certainly not the best 007 ever, and not necessarily a 007 movie at all , but it has proved a big hit with people prepared to pay money to see an action movie. It has proved especially successful in the UK.
Indeed in the UK it shows that $200 million dollar movies can recoup their entire budget from its own domestic market with all exports being the bonus. The cinema take with DVD, online and TV can give the producers over $200 million. If only UK investors in a UK product could guarantee access to UK shops (i.e.cinemas), which even a $200 million movie can not.
Jonathan Gems and Jon Williams are the leading authority on how the UK is the only nation which does not have automatic entry to its own cinema market. It is lamentable that The Prime Minister, Culture Minister and Chancellor do not heed either of them.
Jon Williams Calls for Quotas To Protect The British Film Industry.
Read it first hand unedited.
PLEASE NOTE THAT JONATHAN WILLIAMS IS ALWAYS WORTH READING AND STUDYING.
Please please please pray for the peace, protection and prosperity of Jerusalem and all of Israel.
A song. A psalm of Asaph.
1 O God, do not remain silent;
do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.
9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
of the pasturelands of God.”
13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, LORD,
so that they will seek your name.
17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD—
that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.