Daniel Craig's latest James Bond movie "Spectre" has done well at the Indian box office in 3 days to beat the first weekend business record of "Skyfall".
The James Bond film series has a large number of fans across India and its recent instalments have proved to be successful here. The 23rd instalment "Skyfall" was the highest grosser in this series. Its success had created lot of curiosity about the 24th movie "Spectre".
Interestingly, there was no big Hindi movie release and the runaway success of Salman's "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" was impacted considerable by the end of Daniel Craig movie's opening week.
"Spectre" opened to a good response in the paid preview shows on Thursday night and collected Rs 2.26 crore. Released in over 1,500 cinema halls across the country, the movie collected Rs 6.14 crore at the India box office on its first day. The movie shattered the opening day business record of "Skyfall", which had collected about Rs 6 crore on its first day.
"Spectre" has collected Rs 23.50 crore nett at the India box office in its first weekend.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Spectre scores the HIGHEST weekend for a Bond film. Thu previews 2.26 cr, Fri 6.14 cr, Sat 7.28 cr, Sun 7.82 cr. Total: ₹ 23.50 cr [nett]."
Released in India on 1 November 2012, "Skyfall" had opened to a decent response, but could not show growth on the following days due to unfavourable reviews. The movie had raked in Rs 23 crore nett at the Indian box office in its four-day-extended opening weekend.