Spectre Breaks Records In UK, Europe

“Spectre” is already breaking box-office records.

The new James Bond film opened in six territories last week and has shattered box office records in nearly every market in which it has been released.

In total the film has already earned a whopping $80.4 million, most of which ($63.8 million) came from the U.K. where in its first seven days of release it scored the biggest opening of all time in UK box office history.

The film overtook its predecessor “Skyfall” for the highest seven-day gross in UK box office history, and beat long-standing champ “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” for the opening record.

Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden also saw the film overtake “Skyfall” by as much as 30%. The film opens in the United States and many major territories this Friday, with several other key markets like Australia getting it next week.

Though plenty of critics have yet to weigh in, reviews overall for the film place it third in Craig’s run as 007 – “Spectre” scoring a 69/100 on Metacritic and 77% – 7.2/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. Previous Craig-led Bond film scores were: “Casino Royale” (MC: 81, RT: 95% – 7.8/10), “Quantum of Solace” (MC: 58, RT: 65% – 6.1/10) and “Skyfall” (MC: 81, RT: 93% – 8.2/10)

Source: The Guardian