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Spectre: Take a look at which countries opened highest


Story by Jack Foley

24TH James Bond adventure Spectre has taken the world by storm.

Having already enjoyed a record-breaking UK debut, the film opened in a number of other territories across the globe over the November 6-8 weekend (2015) and shot to the top of the box office in every single place it opened.

In the US, the film is the No.1 movie, dominating a crowded box office by taking in $70 million for the weekend.

And internationally, the film also topped the charts in all 71 international territories in which it opened, taking in $117.8 million in total, with 40% of markets yet to come, including France, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and China.

What’s more, Spectre out-performed Skyfall in Mexico (where it took in $4.5 million, more than double the take of Skyfall, which released on a holiday), Brazil ($2.9 million), Russia ($5.8 million), Belgium ($2.4 million including previews), Austria ($2.6 million including previews), Hong Kong ($2.4 million), Malaysia ($2.3 million), Poland ($3.1 million), Portugal ($871K), Slovakia ($425K) and Bulgaria ($219K).

It performed on par with Skyfall in Germany ($20.1M for the weekend, including previews and a new record for the biggest Saturday of all time), Italy ($5.7 million), Switzerland ($4.1 million including previews), Spain ($3.3 million), Taiwan ($2.6 million), and Singapore ($1.8 million).

The film is also holding extremely well in the six markets in which it opened last weekend.

In the UK, the film dropped only 29% to gross $21.3 million, bringing its haul to $100.2 million. The 14-day total for Spectre (£65.5 million) is 6% ahead of Skyfall (£61.6 million) in the same number of days.

In the Netherlands, the film fell by just 10% to $3.3 million, with a cume of $8.4 million, 3% ahead of Skyfall in the same number of days.

The four Nordic region countries – Denmark ($2.7 million weekend, $8.2 million cume), Finland ($1.4 million weekend, $4.9 million cume), Norway ($1.1 million weekend, $5.3 million cume), and Sweden ($2.2 million weekend, $7.0 million cume) – all have new cumes that are running ahead of those of Skyfall in their territories in local currency.

“We are absolutely thrilled by this weekend’s results,” said Gary Barber, MGM’s Chairman and CEO. “The worldwide support for Spectre is a testament not only to the dedication of our amazing fans around the globe, but also to the incredible team involved with this film who worked so hard both in front of and behind the camera.”

Josh Greenstein, president, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, continued: “We are thrilled by the staggering numbers coming in from all corners of the globe, and we are very proud to be able to bring this legendary franchise to new heights.

“Congratulations to our partners at EON, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Gary Barber at MGM, and Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes and the entire filmmaking team behind Spectre.”

And Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of Spectre, added: “We’re astounded and thank all our fans worldwide for this incredible response to Spectre.”

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