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Spectre breaks box office records

The latest James Bond film smashes UK box office records.

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The latest James Bond outing Spectre has broken box office records across the world since it opened last week.

The film has taken ¢80.4 million in the six territories it has been released in so far. In the UK the film opened to £41.7 million in its first seven days setting new records for the biggest opening of all-time in UK box office history.

Spectre’s first week takings have broken the opening record from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which was also released on a Monday to £23.882 million. It also beat last James Bond film, Skyfall. The film opened in 647 cinemas and on 2,500 screens, making it the widest release of all time in the UK and Ireland.

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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!”

“What an incredible thrill it is for us at MGM to see how James Bond continues to deliver such excitement to his fans. This record-breaking support from UK audiences for what is our 24th outing is nothing short of amazing. We can’t wait for the rest of the world to see Spectre,” said Gary Barber, MGM Chairman and CEO.

Spectre is in cinemas now in the UK and Ireland.

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