BY RUTH ADEBOWALE
Overseas, Spectre took in $117.8 million for an early worldwide total of $300 million after opening in the U.K. two weeks ago.
Spectre launched to $73 million from 3,972 theaters, the second-biggest opening for any film in the iconic spy franchise, and one of the top showings of the year to date.
Yet, some had expected the much anticipated movie to approach $80 million domestically. Overseas, Spectre also dominated, grossing $117.8 million from 76 markets for a global weekend take of $190.8 million and early worldwide total of $300 million. It placed No. 1 everywhere.
Spectre which is James Bond‘s 24th trip to theaters, couldn’t match the $88.4 million domestic debut of Skyfall in November 2012, but beat the openings of Casino Royale ($40.8 million) and Quantum of Solace ($67.5 million).
All four films star Daniel Craig as 007.