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Spectre out-grossing Skyfall and sets UK record for Tuesday takings


Story by Jack Foley

24TH James Bond movie Spectre is already re-writing the record books.

The film already took $6.4 million on its opening night in the UK but has gone from strength to strength by amassing $9.2 million on its first full day in cinemas, which also marks the biggest Tuesday gross of all time in the UK.

The figures mean that Spectre is now outpacing its record-breaking predecessor Skyfall at the UK box office, which became the highest-grossing 007 of all time in 2012 with $1.1 billion in global ticket sales.

Next up for Spectre in terms of keeping pace with Skyfall is seeing how it fares during its first weekend.

Skyfall took a whopping $32.3 million in October 2012, shattering several records at the time, including the Saturday attendance record, as well as posting the No. 2 opening weekend in history, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

But even at this early stage, the figures serve to underline the enduring popularity of the 007 brand and the overwhelming popularity of its current leading man, Daniel Craig, who has yet to confirm or deny whether he will play Bond again.

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