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