The latest Bond film also dominated the international box office with earnings of $117.8 million in 78 territories.
Spectre landed top grossing film spot in the US over the weekend. The 007 film raced to the top of the North American box office. The film about Bond’s latest adventure topped the charts in its first weekend of release. Spectre is the 24th film in the spy franchise.
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Daniel Craig reprised his role as 007 for the fourth time in Spectre. Spectre opened in the US over the weekend. The film has since then generated a total of $73m in revenues. The amount is equivalent to £48.5m earned between Friday and Sunday.
However Spectre despite all its success failed to touch the glory of Skyfall in the US. Skyfall took in a whopping $88.4m over its first weekend in 2012 at the US box office, according to BBC.
Still Spectre is the second-biggest opening weekend for a Bond film in the US and Canada. According to Sony's president Rory Bruer they are not expecting Spectre to top Skyfall. But Bruer is certain the Bond franchise is still healthy and strong.
If Spectre expects to surpass Skyfall it will have to do phenomenal business internationally. Luckily for Spectre it did top the international box office as well over the weekend. Spectre topped the foreign box office with revenue of $117.8 million across 78 territories.
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Spectre still has to go a long way. Several foreign markets are still waiting for the release of Spectre. Spectre is yet to be released in South Korea, Japan, France, Australia and China. China could be the deal maker or breaker for Spectre. It is the largest growing cinema market in the world. If Spectre does well in China it could dwarf Skyfall’s 1 billion earning.