SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, enjoyed the second-biggest North American opening in the franchise’s history with an estimated $73 million. (Skyfall remains the Bond series’ top domestic debut with $88.4 million.)
The Sam Mendes-directed movie also scored an “A-” Cinemascore from moviegoers.
It was even better news for SPECTRE internationally as the film’s global cume is over $300 million after nearly two weeks in release, exceeding Skyfall‘s tally at that point in its release, according to distributor Sony Pictures.
However, given the film’s massive $250 million price tag, SPECTRE will reportedly need to gross $650 million in order to break even (or $900 million, according to THR). Skyfall was the first Bond movie to break the $1 billion mark.
Meanwhile, despite seemingly being sick to death of the character, it’s looking more and more likely that Daniel Craig will star as James Bond at least once more. Though nothing’s yet been signed, Michael G Wilson, who’s co-produced every Daniel Craig Bond movie so far, says that talks are going rather smoothly.
“We think we’ve got him but we don’t have a contract,” he told the Mirror over the weekend.
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