Its been an epic week for the 007 series, as latest release Spectre has broken and set new box office records across the board.
The blockbuster was released earlier than expected and took more than £41m in the first week of its U.K launch. Spectre easily surpassed previous record holder, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) which took £23.8m.
The film also set records all over Europe and made a cool £52.1 million in all six of the territories it was released. Daniel Craig’s performance has recieved critical aclaim with high praise for the film’s non stop high action.
The latest release may even surpass previous Bond film Skyfall, which was the most successful release in Bond franchise history, taking £700m.
Box office records were smashed on Monday’s release date as £6.3 million was taken by Tuesday.
U.K and Ireland audiences have so far embraced the latest release with packed theatres in over 647 cinemas nationwide.
The result has no doubt thrilled MGM producers to see such an incredible reaction to the release. Spectre’s success was even more evident with lack-lustre responses from other film releases over the Halloween weekend.
Success for the film is set to continue with no doubt millions set to be taken in worldwide revenue.