'Spectre' earned the biggest seven-day U.K. box office opening ever
After opening Monday in the United Kingdom to a whopping $6.4 million, Spectre has shaken (not stirred) the international box office, shattering records and earning the biggest seven-day U.K. debut of all time.
After hitting theaters in six territories, Spectre has brought in $80.4 million worldwide. To date, it’s made an estimated £41.7 million (or $63.8 million USD) in its first seven days of release in the U.K., breaking the previous record held by Skyfall.
Spectre opened as the widest release of all time in the U.K. and Ireland, playing in 647 theaters and on 2,500 screens. It also set records in almost every territory it opened in, including Finland, Norway, and Denmark, and Spectre also became the first film to ever cross $100,000 in per-theater averages at IMAX locations.
Skyfall, the last entry in the Bond franchise, debuted to $88.4 million when it opened in the U.S. in November 2012, and it went on to earn more than $1.1 billion worldwide, becoming the biggest film ever in the U.K.
Spectre, which stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, and Lea Seydoux, will hit U.S. theaters on Nov. 6.