The latest James Bond film Skyfall has become the first movie ever to take STG100 million ($157 million) at the British box office, it has been announced.

The 23rd official Bond film surpassed the landmark after becoming the highest-grossing film ever in Britain earlier this month when it overtook the STG94 million generated by Avatar.

Skyfall achieved the figure in just 40 days, while Avatar (2009) took 11 months to amass its total.

Globally, the new Bond film has taken more than $US1 billion ($969 million).

It is a mark of the franchise's continuing appeal as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Daniel Craig's third appearance as British secret agent Bond is still on general release more than two months after it first hit British cinemas.

The movie sees Bond battling with villain Raoul Silva (played by Javier Bardem), who aims to take revenge on his former boss M (Judi Dench).

The West Australian

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