"Spectre" has already crushed a couple key box office records abroad, besting the all-time ticketing tallies for both Tuesday and Wednesday showings in the U.K. On Tuesday, the flick bagged a whopping $9.2 million at only 647 locations. The film followed that with a Wednesday take of $8.8 million.
Those figures put "Spectre" on track to easily beat "Skyfall"'s 2012 bow at the U.K. box office, with the former film currently gunning to overtake the latter's opening weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) haul of $32.4 million. The jury's still out, though, on whether "Spectre" can also surpass that "Skyfall"'s total U.K. haul of £103 million (approximately $157 million), which earned it the status of the highest-grossing movie of all time across the pond.
Only time will tell how that overseas success will translate to American audiences, but it bodes well for Bond and co. that his countrymen are already going gaga for the flick. Maybe Sony will want to try to convince Daniel Craig to stick around for a while after all.
"Spectre" opens in the U.S. on November 6.
A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks. Read More