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The name's Bond, James Bond; Spectre is India's biggest Bond opener yet

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 10:04 IST

Daniel Craig's Spectre released in India on 20 November. The film has recorded the highest opening weekend for a Bond Film in India yet - by raking in Rs 23.50 crore in the first four days alone.

As expected, a majority of the film's collection have come in from multiplexes in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Bond films have failed to make much of a mark with the Indian audience - a trend that is often reflected in the box office collections.

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The last Bond outing, Skyfall, collected around Rs 22 crore in its opening weekend. Here is a look at the day-wise box office collections for Spectre:

Thursday: Rs 2.26 crore (paid preview)

Friday: Rs 6.14 crore

Saturday: Rs 7.28 crore

Sunday: Rs 7.82 crore

Total: Rs 23.30 crore

The film lags behind the weekend numbers of other Hollywood blockbusters like Fast and Furious 7 (Rs 50 crore), and Avengers - The Age of Ultron (Rs 36 crore).

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The audience feedback for Spectre is mixed. It looks like Spectre may have to struggle to cross the lifetime collections of Skyfall ( Rs 44 crore) - which currently holds the record for the highest grossing Bond film of all time in India

The Sam Mendes film also stars Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz and Jesper Christensen.

First published: 23 November 2015, 9:45 IST
 
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.

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