MGM chief Gary Barber presented the forecast to his company’s investors today, saying that the film will become “the highest-grossing Bond film of all time.” He adds that Skyfall is performing “substantially above our expectations.” Barber also confirmed that the film’s screenwriter John Logan “has begun developing the scripts for the next two Bond films”, which we scooped last month. He provided no details about the plans, though. Privately held MGM, which is considering going public, went all out to generate interest in the Bond franchise ahead of Skyfall. The company’s Blu-ray package, Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collection, was “a tremendous success at retail,” Barber says. MGM also created a temporary channel in the UK, Sky Movies 007 HD, that showed off the studio’s Bond library.
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