It was inevitable that the latest in the James Bond franchise would break records considering it’s ever growing popularity with Daniel Craig in the title role – but ‘Spectre‘ has blown it’s predecessors opening day record out of the water.
On its first full day (Tuesday) at the box office, Spectre earned a record breaking £6.3 million which surpasses the previous record of £6.1 million set by ‘Skyfall‘ back in 2012. This will certainly come as good news for studio execs who are currently in turmoil over Daniel Craig’s future as the worlds greatest super-spy, with the actor recently hinting at retirement from the ‘007‘ role that he’s held over over a decade.
Pre-box office forecasts had tipped Spectre to do well upon its release and it’s likely we may well see further UK box office records smashed in the coming weeks as the latest instalment in the blockbuster franchise continues to draw crowds to their local cinemas.
James Bond has become a major player in the world of cinema since Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes teamed up for Skyfall, and although the duo will be returning for ‘Bond 25‘, it’s not yet known whether this successful partnership will continue past 2017 – though with the $1.1 billion that the last film made, and the likelihood that Spectre will match that colossal haul, there will certainly be some big-money offers on the table to entice them to continue with this winning formula.
Spectre, co-starring Christoph Waltz, Naomi Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista and Lea Seydoux, is in cinemas worldwide now.