New Bond film ‘Spectre’ breaks box office records in UK

The movie starring Daniel Craig as secret agent 007 took $9,2 million in its first full day.

(L-R) British actress Naomi Harris, French actress Lea Seydoux, British actor Daniel Craig, Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Austrian actor Christoph Waltz pose during an event to launch the 24th James Bond film 'Spectre' at Pinewood Studios at Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire, west of London, on 4 December, 2014. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - The latest James Bond movie Spectre is breaking records at the British box office, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Wednesday.

The movie starring Daniel Craig as secret agent 007 took $9,2 million in its first full day in what Sony said was the biggest Tuesday ever in movie-going history in Britain. The figure was also bigger than the first-day UK gross for the last Bond movie, Skyfall, in 2012, the studio said in a statement.

Skyfall went on to take in $1,1 billion at global box offices, easily recouping its estimated $200 million budget.

Spectre, which had its world premiere in London on Monday night, has won good reviews from movie critics and is due to open in North America and much of the rest of the world on 6 November.