Most people in the United States were more concerned with getting their Halloween on this weekend instead of going to see movies, which definitely reflected in the domestic box office!
But things were a little different across the pond in the U.K. — because the early release of the latest James Bond film Spectre has set a new all time box office record for a film released on a Monday!
Ahead of its U.S. release this Friday, the latest 007 adventure has already taken in $80.4 million worldwide!
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Spectre also broke opening-day U.K. box office records after taking $9.7 million by Tuesday. Records were also set in Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, and Denmark.
This big opening allowed Bond to take the top spot from another British hero — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which earned over $37 million its opening week!
The film, which features Daniel Craig portraying the action hero for the fourth time, has gotten a generally positive response critically and is expected to be a big hit here in the States as well!
We'll see if Spectre can surpass the previous film Skyfall, which was the highest grossing 007 film in the franchise's history — taking in $1.1 billion worldwide!
Go see what all the hype is about when Spectre hits U.S. theaters November 6!
[Image via MGM.]
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