Skyfall premiered in London at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 October 2012 and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012, fifty years after release of Dr. No (1962), and ten after the one of Die Another Day (2002), and the United States on 9 November 2012. It was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras. The film's release coincided with the 50th anniversary of the series, which began with Dr. No in 1962. Skyfall received widespread acclaim by critics, with its performances—particularly those of Craig, Bardem and Dench—writing and script, cinematography, Mendes' direction, Thomas Newman's score, and the action scenes receiving noteworthy praise. Earning over $1. 1 billion in box office takings worldwide, Skyfall became the 14th film to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and the first Bond film to do so. It became the highest-grossing entry in the James Bond series, the seventh-highest-grossing film at the time, the highest-grossing film in the UK, the highest-grossing film worldwide for both Sony Pictures and MGM, and the second-highest-grossing film of 2012. The film won several accolades, with Adele's "Skyfall" becoming the first Bond theme song to win an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.