Spectre was bound to have one of the biggest openings of 2015, and it did fairly well, pulling in $73 million in its U.S. release where it opened in 3,972 theaters, the second-biggest opening for any film in the series. According to THR, the newest James Bond movie grossed “$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.”
Now we’ll wait to see if Spectre has the same legs as Skyfall. Critically, the movie didn’t have the same positive reaction (Spectre has rated 62% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to Skyfall’s 93%), and it’s also facing a slightly different landscape. The movie will still be the major blockbuster next weekend, but then it has to contend with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, and then a few weeks later we have Star Wars: The Force Awakens.