Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die had the UK’s biggest opening weekend for a James Bond film – grossing over £21 million.
It beat out Skyfall and Specter, which took in around £20million at the UK box office in its first three days.
And the film still has to open on Friday in the US and late October in China, which will add to its impressive numbers.
After months of pandemic delays, the studio owner is expecting it to be the third most successful Bond film internationally.
No Time to Die was released in 772 cinemas across the UK and Ireland last Thursday – making it Universal’s biggest release. Skyfall opened in 2012 in 587 theaters.
Over 30,000 tickets were sold for the midnight performance and 1.6 million were sold in the first four days of release.
The two-hour 45-minute film is Craig’s last 007 outing.
Bond boss Barbara Broccoli said she would not begin casting the 53-year-old’s replacement until 2022. She said: “We wish Danielle had a festive time.
“Next year we’ll start thinking about the future.”