James Bond’s 24th official adventure has been shattering box office records in its first week of release, with Spectre pulling in $80.4 million from six markets, including a historic performance in the UK.
Released here on Monday, Spectre has amassed £41.7 million ($63.8 million) in its first seven days of release, eclipsing the previous seven-day opening record of £23.9 million set by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban back in 2004. Spectre has also overtaken its predecessor Skyfall for the biggest ever seven day gross, and also topped the film over the Friday-Sunday period, earning £20.4 million compared to Skyfall’s £20.1 million.
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On the continent, Spectre also set opening records in Finland (€2.35 million/$2.63 million), Norway (kr 24.4 million/$2.88 million) and Denmark (kr 28.1 million/$4.21), as well as setting an IMAX record for the highest per-location average, becoming the first film ever to top a $100,000 per location average.
Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.