Spectre breaks UK box office records in its opening week on release.



Spectre was one of the most anticipated films of 2015 and it took £41.7 million in its first seven days of release - making it the biggest opening in UK box office history.

Spectre took the opening record from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which was also released on a Monday to £23.882 million. SPECTRE also achieved a new record for the highest seven-day gross in UK box office history, overtaking the last James Bond film, Skyfall.

Spectre is the twenty fourth Bond film to hit the big screen and the sixth since the billion dollar success of Skyfall back in 2012.

Spectre was released in six territories last week and has so far taken $80.4 million.

Spectre has also set a new IMAX record, recording the highest per-location average in IMAX history as the first film ever to top a $100,000 per-location average, with $105,000 in 47 IMAX locations.

In response to the #1 UK opening, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, "We're so grateful to all our James Bond fans and the British public for making Spectre's debut in the UK box office history!"

The success of the film will get bigger and bigger as it is set to open in the U.S. at the end of the week - is this the film that will end The Martian's domination at the American box office.

Spectre is the fourth Bond film for Daniel Craig and follows on from the success of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

The movie also marks the return of Sam Mendes to the director's chair for his second consecutive Bond film.

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