‘Spectre’ Tops UK Box Office, Slams Previous Records

‘Spectre’ Tops UK Box Office, Slams Previous Records
Daniel Craig – Film Premiere Spectre 007 – on the Red Carpet in Berlin www.GlynLowe.com / Flickr CC BY 2.0

“Spectre,” the latest James Bond movie, has received the biggest opening in UK as far as seven-day collection is concerned. When the first seven days ended in the UK, the total collection of the movie amounted to $80.12 million across six territories.


The count is by far the highest if you consider all James Bond films. The previous one released in 2012 crossed $77 million but covered 25 territories. It is the highest ever in the UK and Ireland. The total amount was $63.2 million or £41.7 million. This was high compared to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” which amounted to £23.88M at that time.

The record has slammed all other records set by any other movie in the history of UK cinema. It now has the highest seven-day gross in UK box office history, surpassing “Skyfall” in the race. One more fact that has to be taken into consideration is that “Spectre” is shown in 2,500 screen in 269 cinemas in the UK. This means it has the biggest opening in history.

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of “Spectre,” have said, “We’re so grateful to all our James Bond fans.” It is obvious that the movie is earning them a good return of investments.

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MGM Chairman and CEO Gary Barber said, “What an incredible thrill it is for us at MGM to see how James Bond continues to deliver such excitement to his fans.”

The movie is set to open in the U.S. on November 6 to shatter more records. Will “Spectre” surpass “Jurassic World”?