Spectre smashes box office records

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2015
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

'Spectre' - the latest Sam Mendes-directed Bond movie - has broken box office records in almost every market in which it has been released

'Spectre' has broken box office records in nearly every market in which it has been released.

The Sam Mendes-directed Bond movie has taken in $80.4 million in the six territories it has been released, including becoming the biggest opening of all time in UK box office history.

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!"

Meanwhile, Peter Taylor, the Managing Director Sony Pictures UK, said: "We are delighted that audiences in the UK and Ireland continue to embrace these stories about one of our biggest and best cultural icons.

"This opening proves once again, that the film world of James Bond speaks to cinema-goers like no other."

The news comes shortly after 'Spectre' star Daniel Craig admitted he'd love to work with Sam Mendes again in the future, although he stopped short of confirming he'll return to the role of James Bond.

Daniel - who first appeared as 007 in the 2006 hit 'Casino Royale' - said: "I love working with Sam. I would work with him on any movie."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…