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Skyfall Makes History as U.K.'s Highest Grossing Movie
Paste Magazine ^

Posted on 12/05/2012 6:42:27 PM PST by Perdogg

James Bond is doing okay for a spy celebrating his 50th anniversary. Skyfall, the latest flick in the popular spy series, beat out James Cameron’s Avatar to become the U.K.’s top grossing film of all time, Variety reports. Skyfall’s U.K./Ireland sales recently hit $151.9 million after 40 days in theaters versus Avatar’s lifetime gross of $151.5 million.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond
Note: James Bond is NOT a spy
1 posted on 12/05/2012 6:42:33 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

H/T to GSP.fan


2 posted on 12/05/2012 6:43:37 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Good flick. Pure spy fantasy.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 6:46:06 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Perdogg

He’s a Secret Agent .....


4 posted on 12/05/2012 6:47:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Perdogg

5 posted on 12/05/2012 6:50:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Red Badger
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on whose side?


6 posted on 12/05/2012 6:53:58 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Perdogg

I’ll probably go see it for a third time this weekend.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 7:01:36 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Hm, I was going to ignore it but if a longtime freeper says it’s worth seeing, maybe it’s worth seeing.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 7:04:20 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick

I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype, but it did and surpassed it. If you are a Bond junkie like me, you will really like it, especially all the homages to previous movies. It is right up there with Casino Royale and Goldfinger.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 7:15:06 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Perdogg

Is that the one where Bond starts going gay?


10 posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:35 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: BobL
Bond is neither gay, nor is there a gay scene. I am not sure why people are making a big deal over it. Of all of the faults of the movie, this is not even worth discusing.
11 posted on 12/05/2012 7:37:10 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Yardstick

Visually it is a movie that you must watch in theatre, eventhough is not really a Bond movie.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 7:38:46 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: BobL

Oh good grief. There was one comment where he was trying to manipulate the bad guy who was obviously flaming, and all the closet cases go nuts.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 7:39:52 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

I really enjoyed it. I like Daniel Craig, I loved the gorgeous locations and cinematography... heck, the opening credits are enough to say I got my money’s worth. Just hypnotic. And did I mention I like Daniel Craig?


14 posted on 12/05/2012 7:49:45 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean. -Will Durant)
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To: mnehring
It is right up there with Casino Royale and Goldfinger.

No political correctness? No snarky leftist asides?

15 posted on 12/05/2012 8:04:56 PM PST by TChad
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To: Perdogg
I am a big,big James Bond fan. Since Dr No. I found Skyfall to be stupefyingly boring.
16 posted on 12/05/2012 8:13:05 PM PST by Cyman
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To: A_perfect_lady

I am better looking.:)


17 posted on 12/05/2012 8:35:33 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I am not surprised, this was Bond’s most British film. Bond travels to Turkey and China in the film, but those locations aren’t terribly important. The important part is the Britishness of it.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 9:33:30 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Saoirise
He's good as Bond.

But better as Tuvia.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 9:54:56 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Perdogg

I asked myself more than once, “how the hell is he going to get out of that?”


20 posted on 12/05/2012 11:52:17 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: TChad

There is plenty of PC in Bond.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 3:19:14 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg
There is plenty of PC in Bond.

I always walk out of the theater after the first attempt at leftist/PC indoctrination. After I realized that most filmmakers believe it is their moral duty to spread their political diseases to the audience, I decided to stop wasting my time and money on new films.

I thought Skyfall might be safe.

22 posted on 12/06/2012 6:49:33 PM PST by TChad
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