James Bond News: 'Spectacular' First Night For 'Spectre' At Box Office [VIDEO]

Daniel Craig who plays James Bond left the box office shaken and stirred on its first evening in cinemas on Monday, taking £4.1m ($6.2m) in 647 venues across the UK. Spectre is the 24th Bond film and the second to be directed by Sam Mendes. The previous series entry Skyfall, took £6.2m ($9.5m) on its first day, according to The Guardian.

The new Bond film has been critically acclaimed, with five-star reviews in The Guardian and The Telegraph. Though few industry experts believe it can beat Skyfall's performance as the highest-grossing film ever in the UK, sources say that they expect the film to take around £35m ($54m) in its first week.

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The film propels the audience along quickly, aided in no small amount by cinematography by Interstellar's Hoyte van Hoytema. It's so speedy that there's barely time to deconstruct Bond; instead, it's better to strap in for the ride and enjoy it. Two and a half hours pass by in a blink.

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The film will be released in the U.S. on Nov. 6.

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