James Bond adventure, has broken all-time box office records

James Bond adventure, has broken all-time box office records


Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, has broken all time box office records in virtually every market in which it has been released so far.

A fresh record was set by its UK start for movies released on a Monday – as opposed to a Friday – taking more in its first week.

Records were also set in the Norway, the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark.

Spectre took $80.4m (GBP52.1m) in all six released lands.

‘Achingly trendy’

“We are so glad to all our James Bond enthusiasts,” producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said.

Skyfall, the previous Bond picture, was the highest-grossing 007 picture in the franchise’s history, taking GBP700m ($1.1 bn) worldwide.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw described the film in his five-star review as “terrifically exciting, breathtaking [and] uproariously entertaining”.

The Times said Sam Mendes’ film was “achingly cool”, while The Independent said it was “every bit the equal of its own forerunner”, 2012 release Skyfall.

Spectre additionally broke opening-day UK box office records after taking GBP6.3 million by Tuesday.

It opened in 647 theaters on 2500 screens in Great Britain, making it the widest release of all time in Ireland and the UK.

Peter Taylor, managing director of Sony Pictures UK, added: “James are delighted that audiences in Britain and Ireland continue to adopt these stories about among our largest and greatest cultural icons.”

The film opens in the United States where it’s anticipated to top the box office, after having a Halloween weekend.

Sandra Bullock’s Our Brand is Crisis, and Bradley Cooper’s Burnt brought in a underwhelming $3.3m (GBP2.1m) and $5.1m (GBP3.3m) respectively.

Jurassic World has been this year’s largest film so far, bringing in more than GBP1bn worldwide.