Spectre, the latest offering from the James Bond franchise has emerged as the second highest opener at the box-office of all its instalments so far, according to Forbes magazine and trade data reported by the international press.
Spectre amassed $73 million in the US in its first weekend at the box office, only behind James Bond’s previous offering of Skyfall which opened at $90 million (including Thursday preview) in 2012. Spectre is the 24th James Bond film.
Spectre released worldwide on November 6, and over the weekend managed to rake in over $200.
However, Indian audiences will have to wait a bit more before being enthralled by what is supposed to be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond. This is the fourth time that he reprises the role of the British spy. Daniel Craig has publicly declared that this is his last Bond film and there is immense speculation as to who will be the next 007.
Spectre is slated for release in India on November 20.
According to Sony Pictures, the film has broken Skyfall’s record in some markets.
Trade experts believe that with no major releases till November 20, Spectre is expected to continue making waves at the box-office.
Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes and alongside Daniel Craig stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.